Not really, but reports indicate more Americans are being threatened with jail -- or jailed -- for failing to pay their bills.
It's good news for the auto industry, but can mean bad things for credit-poor buyers.
She cannot get a bank account, and her application for a secured credit card was turned down.
A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'
Big changes are in the works for credit cards this year, as issuers try to make them more profitable.
Agency suggests states enact reforms to give consumers more protection in court proceedings brought by debt buyers.
Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
A new study finds that raising the minimum wage would reduce food stamp expenditures by 6 percent.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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