debt

How to start your married life free of wedding debt
News ARA 9/29/2012 at 12:30AM

The average wedding now costs more than $25,000, multiple studies show. Few couples starting their lives together have that kind of cash, and many will fund their weddings – wholly or in part – with credit. While it’s normal to want the wedding of your dreams, your special day shouldn’t lead to years of unmanageable [...]

$1 Trillion in Student Debt
$1 Trillion in Student Debt
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/07/2012 at 10:30AM

Here is what you can buy with $1 trillion: 5 million Lamborghinis, 15,000 private jets, 140 private islands and every team in baseball 16 times. Simply put, it is a lot of money. The number — which is much more jarring when written out, 1,000,000,000,000 — is also the amount of debt students in this [...]

Students protest $1 trillon in debt; protestor has 2 hour stand off with cops
Students protest $1 trillon in debt; protestor has 2 hour stand off with cops
News Billy Rennison 4/25/2012 at 11:07PM

On a day students protested college loan debt reaching $1 trillion, the most memorable moment came at a demonstration in front of a tuition-free university. Hundreds of protestors gathered at Union Square on Wednesday, April 25, for a “debt jubilee,” burning student loan documents and announcing their debt should be forgiven. “I have $50,000 in [...]