Dear Penny: My spending has put me in serious debt. Should I consolidate?  Tampa Bay Times

Dear Penny,. I've realized lately that I'm horrible with money. About two years ago, I opened a new checking account and credit card. I was making a ton of ...


Where Americans are most burdened by credit-card debt  CBS News

Alaska residents owe the most on their credit cards, but they're more likely to pay it off faster than residents of New Mexico, who carry the highest debt burden ...


Goldman Sells Platform for Debt Aimed at Mom and Pop to Rivals  Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sold a majority stake in SIMON, its proprietary platform that distributes complex investment products, to a cohort of Wall Street rivals.


Avoiding Holiday Debt  MyHighPlains.com

Overspending on the holidays has become as much of a tradition as decorating a tree.


Despite the hurdle of mounting student loan debt, millennials still consider homeownership a high priority, study says  Washington Post

Millennials are prioritizing homeownership well above the goals of getting married and having children, according to a new study by Bank of America. Bank of ...


Speaker Paul Ryan retires: his legacy is debt and disappointment  Vox.com

That's the increase between the deficit for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2018 — that is, the difference between the fiscal year before Ryan became speaker of ...


Glenn Beck gives $50K to Lincoln artifacts debt  ABC News

Media personality and political commentator Glenn Beck is pitching in to keep a trove of artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln in the 16th president's hometown.


How to Manage Student Loan Debt Without Making It Worse  KREM.com

When you're struggling financially, keeping up with your student loan payments might feel like you're stuck on a runaway train — and student loan forbearance, ...


I Found 5 Solid Income Stocks With Zero Debt  Nasdaq

A buddy of mine once got a bit of a shocker a few days before his wedding, when his soon-to-be bride confided that she owed $40000 or so in unpaid.


South Africa Will Have to Assume Eskom Debt, Rothschild Says  Bloomberg

South Africa faces no choice but to assume some of the debt of its troubled power utility, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., said Martin Kingston, the chief executive ...


Faraday Future CEO’s long trail of debt is finally catching up to him  The Verge

The founder of LeEco and EV startup Faraday Future has built his empire by borrowing heavily. The last year and a half has been full of signs that all that debt is ...


A Rhode Island School District Is Sending Debt Collectors After Families Over Unpaid Lunches  Mother Jones

A school district in Rhode Island wants its lunch money back—and has hired a private debt collection agency to go after parents to get it. The chief operating ...


Forget the doom and gloom - debt is here to stay  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Make a plan and stick to it for future that is free of debt.


The Surprising Holiday Expense That Could Land You in Debt  Yahoo News

Americans have a tendency to overspend during the holidays, which explains why the typical consumer wound up $1,054 in the hole last year. But while gifts ...


The Coming Government Debt Problem: 'I Won't Be Here When It Blows Up!'  Seeking Alpha

President Trump has already let us know that the problem of the out-of-control government debt situation is not his concern because he won't be here when it ...


Even Safer Bonds Aren’t Spared in Rough Year for Asia Debt  Wall Street Journal

It has been a difficult year for debt investors in Asia. While many junk bonds have become distressed, their stronger peers haven't had it easy either.


American debt is set to hit $4 trillion—here's why one expert isn't worried  CNBC

Americans' debt is predicted to climb above $4 trillion by the end of the year, but LendingTree's chief economist Tendayi Kapfidze says the milestone isn't a ...


South African State Pension Fund Would Buy Eskom Debt, BT Says  Bloomberg

South Africa's state pension fund would buy Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. bonds if the government offered them to help refinance the ailing power utility, the ...


Consumer Alert: Getting out of debt with professional help  WKRC TV Cincinnati

SEATTLE (KOMO) - If your credit card debt is out of control, steer clear of people who want you to pay hundreds of dollars upfront to lower your payments.


Behind Puerto Rico's Debt, Corporations That Drain Profits from the Island  CADTM.org

The Phenomenal Drain of Profits Beginning in the 1970s, Puerto Rico's economy began to suffer a drain of profits, to the point where the measure (...)


UK's Interserve in talks with lenders to convert debt to equity  Reuters UK

(Reuters) - British outsourcing company Interserve Plc (IRV.L) said on Sunday it is in talks with its lenders on a debt reduction plan that is likely to involve ...


Chicago Task Force Will Take on Ticket and Debt Collection Reform  ProPublica

The city of Chicago on Thursday took a potentially big step toward reducing the harmful impact of its ticketing and debt collection practices on low-income and ...


Something Weird Is Going on With German Debt  Bloomberg

Falling yields on German government debt is the sign of a classic “risk-off” mentality. As fear grows, investors plump for safety. But where's the crisis in Europe?


Exclusive: Ed Department To Erase Debts Of Teachers, Fix Troubled Grant Program  NPR

The move follows an NPR investigation that found thousands of teachers had grants unfairly converted to loans.


The High Cost of Refusing to Confront the Exploding National Debt  Daily Signal

Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay have a piece in the Daily Beast citing an anonymous source that claims President Donald Trump is unconcerned with ...


Two women wiped out $1.5M worth of strangers’ medical debt using $12K  WTVR CBS 6 News

NEW YORK – Some 1,284 people in New York state are getting some good news this holiday season—courtesy of two complete strangers.


Gift idea for the college graduate: Help pay off student loan debt  NewsOK.com

Shopping for a college graduate this holiday season? A new survey suggests helping with their student loan debt. [The Oklahoman archives] Gift-giving for that ...


How I Ditched Debt: 'We Have Choices Again'  NerdWallet

The Clearys hit a rough patch after a job loss sent their finances into a tailspin. Here's how they climbed out of high-interest credit card debt.


2 New Yorkers Erased $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Hundreds of Strangers  The New York Times

The women, from Ithaca, raised $12500 so a nonprofit organization could forgive the past-due bills of about 1300 state residents.


How Turkey Created a Debt Crisis  Bloomberg

Erdogan's growth model was fueled above all by cheap money. In 2018, it finally ran out of road.


Upstate NYers medical debt mysteriously paid off  Times Union

For nearly 150 people around the Capital Region who've been hounded for years by debt collectors, the mail should have recently brought some good news.


Paul Ryan acts like he was powerless to do anything about debt and immigration. He wasn’t.  Vox.com

Paul Ryan has regrets. The retiring Republican House speaker who spent the last two years ignoring almost everything President Donald Trump has said and ...


Detroit's second bond sale eases peril of 'debt cliff'  The Detroit News

Detroit — Officials said the city took another step toward financial stability Friday by redeeming bonds that will cut future debt payments in fiscal year 2025 to an ...


Debt, Not Trade War, Is China's Biggest Problem  Forbes

The US-China trade war has created a great deal of anxiety in financial markets. But it will come to an end sooner or later. Washington will end it, the way it did ...


Debt Bulge Raises Stakes For U.S. Equity Investors  Seeking Alpha

By Frank Caruso and John Fogarty US corporate debt has surged over the past decade. As rates begin to rise from historic lows, focusing on quality companies ...


Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: 'I Won't Be Here' When It Blows Up  The Daily Beast

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's aides and advisers have tried to convince him of the importance of tackling the national debt. Sources ...


2 Women Wiped Out $1.5M in Medical Debt Using $12K  Newser

Some 1284 people in New York state are getting some good news this holiday season—courtesy of two complete strangers. Ithaca residents Judith Jones, 80, ...


Thousands to get debt erased after collector crackdown in North Carolina  WTVD-TV

Thousands of North Carolinians will soon get some debt relief thanks to a newly announced settlement.


Trump is reportedly not worried about a massive US debt crisis as he'll be out of office by then  Business Insider

US debt stands at about $21 trillion, and the federal government is expected to add $1.34 trillion this year — its most since 2010.


Pasco murder victim shot in throat over possible debt  Tri-City Herald

Two suspects are in jail in Pasco, accused of the murder at a Yakima Street house of a man who may have owed them a debt. Suspects are Jerry Porter and ...


Podcast: Sen. David Perdue concedes debt unlikely to be addressed during next two years  Washington Examiner

Sen. David Perdue conceded in an interview that the federal debt is unlikely to be addressed as both parties turn their attention to the 2020 presidential ...


Nearly Half of Americans Rack Up Holiday Credit Card Debt. Here's How to Avoid That Fate.  The Motley Fool

The holidays are a time to celebrate, reconnect with loved ones -- and, apparently, overspend. An estimated 48% of Americans go into credit card debt during or ...


Debt Diary: Paying Down $19K in Student Debt on a Nonprofit Salary  NerdWallet

This 26-year-old is tackling student loans, credit card debt, a mortgage and a car loan. Here's how he saves, spends and budgets day-to-day.


Debt-Service Bailout May Ease Eskom's Woes, Morgan Stanley Says  Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. may need a debt-*service* bailout to survive its liquidity crunch, Morgan Stanley said as the state power company struggles under a ...


Emerging-Market Debt and Value Stocks Could Gain  Barron's

Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo, the Boston-based asset manager, sees room for greater returns in both value stocks and sovereign debt in emerging markets, ...


Martin Lewis: Trapped by debt? Money Saving Expert reveals top tip to solve debt problems  Express

MARTIN LEWIS, Money Saving Expert, is advising people swamped with debt how to manage their financial issues, including how to deal with debt collectors, ...


If you're still dealing with holiday debt, there's no need to be Scrooge  CNBC

For some people, opening up a credit card statement is like a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past. Holiday shoppers are expected to spend generously this ...


Class snapshot: 'Debt'  Princeton University

Taking a multifaceted approach, a Princeton class is exploring the impact of debt throughout history and gaining understanding of its role in our lives today.


Rhode Island school district employs debt collection agency to get $45,000 lunch money from parents  Daily Mail

Rhode Island's Cranston School District has called in experts to help recover $45859. The district's boss, Raymond Votto, said it has tried to collect money itself ...


In Rare Move, India's Top Bad-Debt Buyer Eyes Consumer Loans  Bloomberg

India's massive pile of bad business debt has kept asset-reconstruction companies busy in recent years.


Millennials with debt owe an average of $36,000—and paying it down isn't their top priority  CNBC

New data from Northwestern Mutual shows that millennials with debt owe an average of $36000 each. The generation's top financial priority is not paying it off ...


When Blue Chip Companies Pile on Debt, It’s Time to Worry  The New York Times

Fueled by cheap credit, American corporations have been gorging on acquisitions. The party may soon be over.


Tesla Reportedly Offers to Repay Debt in Half Cash, Half Stock  TheStreet Tech

Tesla is offering to cut a deal for a $920 million chunk of debt that would repay creditors in a 50-50 mix of cash and stock, according to a Bloomberg report.


Trump administration stymies release of salary, loan debt data from certain colleges, advocates say  CNBC

The Education Department will not release the student debt and earnings information of certain schools and programs. Yet advocates say it is legally required to ...


Eskom Proposes Moving Debt to State, Cutting Jobs  Bloomberg

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the cash-strapped South African power utility, wants the government to take on about 100 billion rand ($7.2 billion) of its debt as part ...


Thomas Cook debt-holders scramble for protection against default  Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of insuring debt issued by Thomas Cook (TCG.L) against default hit a record high and its bonds tumbled on Tuesday, as worries ...


MO AG announces $6M settlement with debt buyers  KFVS

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Missouri with 41 other states and the District of Columbia have reached a $6 million settlement with Encore Capitol Group and ...


‘Bachelor’ contestant Tayshia Adams divorced and in over $115K debt  Winnipeg Sun

Could Colton Underwood be Tayshia Adams' second husband? RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal The Bachelor contestant's shocking divorce file that ...


Scooter-Rental Startup Skip Gets $100 Million in Debt  Bloomberg

Skip Transport Inc., one of two companies that won licenses to rent scooters on the streets of San Francisco, received $100 million in debt and is seeking more ...


School turns students' lunch debt over to collection agency  NBC4i.com

Rhode Island's Cranston School District hired a collection agency to recover unpaid student lunch balances.


Consulting Firm's Lawsuit Shows Perils of Debt Collection  Campaigns & Elections

It's the time of year for holiday parties, catching up with old friends and getting your firm's lawyers to send deadbeat clients collection notices.


Milo Yiannopoulos Alleged to Be More Than $2 Million in Debt  The Daily Beast

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is being buried under a mountain of debt, according to documents published by fellow far-right activist Neil Erikson, ...


Farmers Throng India's Capital, Demanding Higher Crop Prices, Debt Relief  NPR

Tens of thousands of farmers from across India took to streets of the capital on Friday, demanding relief from debt, higher prices for their produce and a special ...


Tesla Near $360 a Share Could Let It Pay Off March Debt in Stock  Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. closed just shy of $360 a share Tuesday, the highest since Aug. 8, as it bucked a larger sell-off in major indexes including the Nasdaq and Dow Jones ...


Don’t Let Debt Ruin Your Holiday  NBC Connecticut

Consumers are feeling the holiday spirit. Personal finance website NerdWallet expects shoppers to spend an average of $776 on gifts this year, about $100 ...


Debt expert cautions against overspending during holiday season  BayToday

A recent survey conducted by BDO Canada Limited found that 52 per cent of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque.


I owe a debt of gratitude to Seoul’s no-nonsense guardian angels  The Seattle Times

In every culture, there are unspoken phenomena that sometimes just can't be described. For a Seattleite living in Seoul, Korea, there were the ajummas.


Companies Are Attracting Millennials By Paying Off Their Student Debt  Black Enterprise

By offering student loan repayment benefits, companies and firms are helping to close the wealth gap between black and white Americans.


Neiman Marcus sees 'ample runway,' as Project Rolex debt talks end with no deal  Dallas News

Updated with information from a company filing released at 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus and its lenders have been in initial ...


Qatar’s Commercial Bank may raise up to $1bn in debt in 2019  Business Day

Commercial Bank has about $750m in debt maturing in 2019, including bonds and loans.


Report finds parents of college students taking out more debt and repaying at slower rates  Inside Higher Ed

Parents are taking out bigger loans to pay for their children's college education, a new report finds, and having worse outcomes repaying that debt.


Stretching Your Dollar: How to get out of debt  WTOL

Three years ago, one young couple had some big debt. Now, it's all gone.


UNT athletics department $63 million in debt as of 2017  North Texas Daily

The UNT athletics department is more than $63.19 million in debt as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year, according to documents filed with the NCAA.The athletics ...


Editorial: Newsom should pay down California’s pension debt  Vallejo Times Herald

If credit card payments were squeezing our budget and our wealthy aunt suddenly left us money, most of us would use the windfall to pay down our debt.


Morgan Stanley Sees $80 Billion Inflow to Chinese Debt Next Year  Bloomberg

China may see about $80 billion of inflows to its debt market next year when yuan-denominated bonds get added to a widely tracked index, according to Morgan ...


Man facing felony charges after allegedly firing gun over debt  WSAZ-TV

The victim told troopers that the suspect said he was going to 'get his money one way or another' and fired a shot into the ground at the home.


Despite Strong Economy, Interest On U.S. Debt Builds  NPR

Steve Inskeep talks to Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, about what to do now that the U.S. will soon pay more ...


In Debt During the Holidays? 6 Ways to Keep Your Finances in Order  U.S News & World Report Money

It's no fun to go into the holidays when you're already in debt. I remember my long-ago holiday season of credit card debt and how stressful it was. So, I know it's ...


Rob Kardashian Is in Debt After Spending $162,000 on Clothes Alone  inTouch Weekly

Blac Chyna may be coming for Rob Kardashian's child support, but the reality star is apparently deep in debt after spending sums like $162000 on clothes.


Norwalk school might change policy on debt for food  Thehour.com

NORWALK — The Board of Education might soon adopt a new food charge policy that could provide a long-term change to the way parents' debt is handled.


Spending more on debt than defense  The Winchester Star

When we start spending more on debt than on defense.


U.S. on a Course to Spend More on Debt Than Defense  The Wall Street Journal

In the past decade, U.S. debt held by the public has risen to $15.9 trillion from $5.1 trillion, but financing all of that debt hasn't been a problem. Low inflation and ...


Major judgement to help protect South Africans in debt: report  BusinessTech

A new Supreme Court of Appeal judgement will bring welcome relief to indebted South Africans. According to a report by GroundUp, the ruling upheld that ...


This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable and has the new tax law stopped people from giving to charity  MarketWatch

Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers. Don't miss these top stories: Personal Finance. Has the workplace improved since this signature George H.W. Bush law?


How Does the E.U. Think This Is Going to End?  The New York Times

In the standoff over Italy's debt, Brussels is playing a very dangerous game.


Lane County forgives Orchid Health debt: 'They just have done a spectacular job'  KVAL

OAKRIDGE, Ore. - Four years ago, Oakridge was rock bottom for health care services in Oregon. There was one doctor in town. The nearest hospital was 50 ...


Sebi may allow side pocketing in debt mutual funds  Moneycontrol.com

'Side pocketing' is a mechanism to separate distressed, illiquid and hard-to-value assets from other more liquid assets in a portfolio. It prevents the distressed ...


Govt studying which assets to sell in efforts to reduce national debt  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: The government is identifying which assets under the Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoF Inc) to be sold in efforts to reduce the national ...


Democratic Committee Ends House Campaign Cycle $18 Million in Debt  The New York Times

Though accumulating debt is not unusual for party-affiliated groups, the amount underscores the intense push Democrats made to defeat Republicans in House ...


Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: No adjustment necessary for debt-settlement companies  Akron Beacon Journal

In 2004, state lawmakers enacted the Ohio Debt Adjusters Act, designed to protect Ohioans from unscrupulous debt-settlement companies. The law has worked ...


Debt-Market Slowdown Troubles Investors  The Wall Street Journal

Signs of stress are mounting in the corporate-bond market, where rising interest rates and lackluster demand for new debt have investors questioning whether a ...


10% of Americans Expect to End the Holiday Season in Debt. Here's How to Avoid Being Among Them.  The Motley Fool

Nothing puts a damper on the holidays like debt. But if you're careful, debt shouldn't spoil your spirits.


With Rates Rising, Credit Quality Comes Into Focus In Debt And Equity Markets  Forbes

There are worries we are amid a global debt bubble. Debt falls into the category of never being a problem until, seemingly out of nowhere, it becomes a bad ...


Africa’s debt crisis: Who is to blame?  DW (English)

While domestic corruption and mismanagement are part of the problem, activists say the situation is complex. The international community is also to blame for ...


Federal debt highlights gap between Trump's rhetoric and reality  Washington Examiner

President Trump's campaign was marked by a tendency to make wild boasts about how he would fix the country's problems accompanied by vague or ...


Tips for Aggressively Paying Down Credit Card Debt  U.S. News & World Report

If you feel like you're drowning in credit card debt, you're not alone. As of September 2018, the Federal Reserve reported that Americans have more than 1 ...


The big threat of holiday debt: ­­­­5 tips on avoiding it  Fox Business

The Grinch that steals Christmas this year could be credit card debt. Lynnette Kahlfani-Cox, chief executive officer and co-founder of AskTheMoneyCoach.com, ...


Bond Bulls Raise a Toast as RBI Signals More Debt Purchases  Yahoo! Finance News

(Bloomberg) -- Volumes in India's government bonds surged to the highest in more than a year, reflecting a revival of bullish spirits in a market emerging from a ...


Aggressive debt collectors raise risk of suicide  The Guardian

Research showing level of risk to people heavily in debt leads to calls for change to law.