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Meet the Gen Xers and boomers retiring with 6 figures of student debt that threatens their Social Security and savings

Some Gen X and boomer student-loan borrowers are staring down a retirement crisis where their savin…

Ayelet Sheffey,Juliana Kaplan   


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Allie Kelly   


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Vacations, planes, and high-speed trains are off limits if you're in too much debt in China

So-called deadbeat debtors are stigmatized, face travel restrictions and have trouble getting gover…

Camilo Fonseca   


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From ALICEs to geriatric millennials: Your complete guide to America's weird new tribes

Keep mixing up your DIPS and DINKs? You've come to the right place.

Erin Snodgrass,Jacob Zinkula   


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America's poverty line is letting millions slip through the cracks here's how we could fix it

Many Americans are struggling financially but don't qualify for aid because they technically make a…

Juliana Kaplan,Noah Sheidlower,Allie Kelly   


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Why Gen Z college graduates are having a harder time finding jobs in a strong labor market

Recent college graduates are struggling to find work. Some could come to question the value of thei…

Jacob Zinkula,Andy Kiersz   


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A retired couple gets $23 monthly from SNAP and uses credit cards to buy groceries. They worry about going hungry.

Mary Dacus and her husband Stephen receive $23 a month in SNAP benefits. They are one of 40 million…

Allie Kelly,Madison Hoff   


Ayelet Sheffey   


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78,000 student-loan borrowers in public service are getting $6 billion in debt wiped out after facing 'logistical troubles and trap doors'

Biden will also email an additional 380,000 student-loan borrowers in public service to inform them…

Ayelet Sheffey   


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How a peak boomer who moved from Texas to a tiny home in New York lives 'perfectly comfortably' on less than $30,000 a year

Sam Mitchell lives comfortably in a tiny home in upstate New York making less than $30,000 a year f…

Noah Sheidlower   


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How to find financial happiness if you're suffering from lifestyle creep, according to a Harvard professor

Financial happiness requires overcoming bad spending habits and lifestyle creep, said Harvard's Art…

Cork Gaines   


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A boomer couple lives on Social Security and receives $23 a month from SNAP for food: 'How are we to survive?'

Mary Dacus and her husband live paycheck to paycheck on their Social Security income. They struggle…

Allie Kelly   


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Pennsylvania wants student-loan borrowers in the state to take on less debt. Here's how.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro proposed a plan to cut college tuition to $1,000 per semester for fa…

Ayelet Sheffey   


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Stuck in a hellish loop: ALICE parents explain how they never have enough money to give their kids the life they want

BI talked to 7 ALICE parents nationally who said they're making sacrifices so their children can ea…

Noah Sheidlower,Juliana Kaplan   


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Over 100 basic-income pilots have run in US cities. Now states are getting creative to fund no-strings-attached cash payments.

The success of over 100 local GBI pilots in the US provides insight into future state-level policy.

Allie Kelly   


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'Black Swan' author Nassim Taleb says the US is heading for a debt 'death spiral'

The US economy is entering a "death spiral" if Congress doesn't move to rein in spending, according…

Jennifer Sor   


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The Education Department agrees to consider more student-loan borrowers for its second attempt at debt relief

Following mounting pressure from advocates and Democrats, the Education Department said it's holdin…

Ayelet Sheffey   


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Meet a couple with 5 kids who are barely making it despite working 4 jobs: 'It shocks me that $100k feels like poverty'

April Schultz and her husband earn a gross income of $130,000, but it's not enough for their family…

Noah Sheidlower   


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Some student-loan borrowers have just 2 months left to benefit from temporary debt relief. Here's what they need to do.

The Education Department expects to finish up student-loan borrowers' account adjustments by July. …

Ayelet Sheffey   


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A mom with $50,000 in student debt 'can't break free' from her ex-husband because she's still stuck paying off his loan balance

Chrystal Copeland separated from her ex-husband two decades ago. But she's still waiting for a law …

Ayelet Sheffey