Why 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.
How 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.
I’m Afraid to Tell My Spendthrift Wife About My Stock Options. Advice?Your personal finance questions, answered.
I Hate How Much Money My Husband Spends on Energy Drinks. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Why 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.
Why We Borrow So Much Money: Episode 1 TranscriptRead a transcript of the first episode of the United States of Debt, a Slate Academy.
My Best Friend’s Brother Owes Me Rent Money. Can I Sue Him?Your personal-finance questions, answered.
I Inherited a Fortune. Should I Pay Off My Fiancé’s Student Loans?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Should I Sell My Apple Shares so I Can Freeze My Eggs?This and other personal finance questions, answered.
My Friend Keeps Shaming Me Over My Bankruptcy. Not Cool, Right?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Marco Rubio Has One Great Money IdeaHe wants to open up the feds’ retirement plan to anyone. Why isn’t he talking about it?
When 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.
Afraid 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.
How 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.
Buying Coffee Every Day Isn’t Why You’re in DebtDebunking the personal finance advice industry’s favorite myth.
Congratulations! You Lost.The Do Not Call list was supposed to defeat telemarketers. Now scammy robocalls are out of control. What happened?
Why Do We Use Credit Cards So Much?The second episode of the United States of Debt looks at America’s love affair with plastic.
Small-Business Owners Have a Thing for Donald TrumpUnfortunately, it involves some of the same angry instincts driving the rest of the Trump coalition.
Why We Borrow So Much MoneyThe story behind the explosion of debt in America. Listen to the United States of Debt, Episode 1.
All 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!
My Ex Won’t Take Me off Our Joint Credit Card. What Do I Do?Your personal finance questions, answered.
Think Divorce Is Miserable?Look how bad life can get when divorcees try to retire. Especially when they’re women.
The Retirement Crisis Is Getting Truly ScaryIt’s time for the presidential candidates to give it the urgency it deserves.
Swag ReflexThis year’s Oscars goodie basket is worth a record $230,000. Even the academy is disgusted.
I Have Huge Medical Bills and Gambled Away My Savings. Can I Still Declare Bankruptcy?Your personal finance questions, answered.