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Aug. 11 2016 5:11 PMWhy Americans Are Drowning in Medical DebtThe United States of Debt looks at surprise medical bills, rising health care costs, and why a clean bill of health is so costly.
July 27 2016 12:27 PMMy Life Is a Money-Sucking Vortex. How Do I Get Out?Your personal finance questions, answered.
July 12 2016 1:25 PMHow Are Student Loans Forcing Us All to Pay the High Cost of Education? Read a transcript of the United States of Debt’s third episode, which looks the high cost of student loans.
June 8 2016 2:43 PMI’m Afraid to Tell My Spendthrift Wife About My Stock Options. Advice?Your personal finance questions, answered.
May 25 2016 12:51 PMI Hate How Much Money My Husband Spends on Energy Drinks. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
May 19 2016 4:35 PMWhy Do We Use Credit Cards So Much?The second episode of the United States of Debt looks at America’s love affair with plastic.
May 11 2016 11:04 AMI’ve Lost Three Jobs in Three Years. Can I Buy a Home?Your personal-finance questions, answered.
May 2 2016 3:49 PMWhy We Borrow So Much Money: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of the first episode of the United States of Debt, a Slate Academy.
April 27 2016 9:00 AMMy Best Friend’s Brother Owes Me Rent Money. Can I Sue Him?Your personal-finance questions, answered.
April 13 2016 8:28 AMI Inherited a Fortune. Should I Pay Off My Fiancé’s Student Loans?Your personal finance questions, answered.
March 28 2016 7:15 AMBook ’EmWhy some libraries offer amnesty to scofflaw borrowers—and others call the cops.
March 16 2016 1:47 PMShould I Sell My Apple Shares so I Can Freeze My Eggs?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
March 2 2016 7:15 AMMy Friend Keeps Shaming Me Over My Bankruptcy. Not Cool, Right?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Feb. 18 2016 7:18 PMMarco Rubio Has One Great Money IdeaHe wants to open up the feds’ retirement plan to anyone. Why isn’t he talking about it?
Feb. 3 2016 12:10 PMMy Boyfriend Won’t Tell Me How Much He Makes. Should I Insist?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
Aug. 10 2016 4:55 PMWhen the Hospital Is Covered but the Health Care Isn’tIt’s getting harder and harder to keep medical costs within your insurance network—even during a single hospital stay.
July 12 2016 2:18 PMAfraid You’ll Be Paying Off Student Loans Forever?You’re not the only one. Here’s how the high cost of student loans burdens everybody.
July 12 2016 1:19 PMHow the Student Loan Crisis Affects You Even If You Don’t Have Any LoansIn Episode 3, the United States of Debt looks at the high cost of student loans and how they burden everybody.
May 26 2016 12:48 PMBuying Coffee Every Day Isn’t Why You’re in DebtDebunking the personal finance advice industry’s favorite myth.
May 24 2016 12:30 PMCongratulations! You Lost.The Do Not Call list was supposed to defeat telemarketers. Now scammy robocalls are out of control. What happened?
May 19 2016 4:35 PMWhy Do We Use Credit Cards So Much? An Episode 2 Transcript.Read a transcript of the second episode of the United States of Debt, which looks at America’s love affair with plastic.
May 9 2016 10:48 PMSmall-Business Owners Have a Thing for Donald TrumpUnfortunately, it involves some of the same angry instincts driving the rest of the Trump coalition.
May 2 2016 3:49 PMWhy We Borrow So Much MoneyThe story behind the explosion of debt in America. Listen to the United States of Debt, Episode 1.
April 21 2016 11:29 AMAll the Sad, Broke, Literary MenA buzzy Atlantic essay details the dire financial straits of a journalist living in the Hamptons. Great work if you can get it!
March 30 2016 7:39 AMMy Ex Won’t Take Me off Our Joint Credit Card. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
March 18 2016 5:58 AMThink Divorce Is Miserable?Look how bad life can get when divorcees try to retire. Especially when they’re women.
March 4 2016 3:08 PMThe Retirement Crisis Is Getting Truly ScaryIt’s time for the presidential candidates to give it the urgency it deserves.
Feb. 26 2016 6:01 PMSwag ReflexThis year’s Oscars goodie basket is worth a record $230,000. Even the academy is disgusted.
Feb. 17 2016 5:26 PMI Have Huge Medical Bills and Gambled Away My Savings. Can I Still Declare Bankruptcy?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Feb. 1 2016 4:20 PMThe Difference Between Good and Bad DebtMore and more of us believe all debt is a curse. A new study shows how wrong we are.

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