A recent study by NerdWallet has shown that credit card debt for U.S. households is on the rise once again. According to the report, the average debt, which is now $15,355, has decreased since the recession, when it was as high as $17,000 in December of 2008, but has increased since March of 2014 when...

In a proposed bill, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown suggested allowing families to withdraw money they would have received on their tax return, thereby allowing them to avoid the high interest of predatory payday loans, 1370 WSPD reported on January 19. According to the proposed bill, instead of resorting to payday loans, which quickly sink many...

Paying for student loan debt and financing for higher education are a primary concerns for teenagers, an article of ACA International said on December 5. In the survey conducted at Northeastern University in Boston, more than half of the teen respondents age 16 to 19 are worried about financing their chosen degree in college. Other...

Hundreds of people in Tuscaloosa flocked to Calvary Baptist Church on the night of August 11 to advocate for a limit on the interest rates of payday loans, The Tuscaloosa News reported. According to reports, more than 200 people showed up to urge the state’s lawmakers to cap the interest rates that pay day loan lenders can charge. Center for...

According to a recent study, older people are likely to exhibit signs of depression if they are plagued with a certain amount of unsecured debt, a Newsday article stated on August 1. In the study conducted at Rutgers University, the researchers stated that an estimated 30 percent of people aged 51 and above have unsecured debts, such as from a credit...

College students in the U.S. who represent their schools through sports are also burdened by student debt after school is over, a Forbes article stated on June 3. Though some college jocks are privileged enough to be rewarded with complete or partial scholarship funding, many still take out loans to cover additional living expenditures. There are many student athletes from...

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