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Understanding Delinquency and Default

SALT | Posted 04.21.2017 | College

When used correctly, student loans can be your best friend. However, that can change if you don't make your payments. Delinquency and default happen w...

Blaming Parents for Their Children's Failings

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Nigel Barber

It is indeed true that most social problems are linked to bad parent-child relationships. Yet, parents are not nearly so much in control of that relationship as moralists assume.

The Bottom Line On Improving Social Mobility In The U.S.

Nigel Barber | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Nigel Barber

If we want to improve social mobility in this country to what it is in Europe, then we need to do more to reduce childhood poverty.

What The Latest Scientific Findings About Kids Of Divorce Reveal

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

One of the most consistent research findings that explore the effects of divorce on children is that the results are inconsistent.

Half Of U.S. Adults Essentially In A Credit Coma: Report

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.27.2012 | Money

In an April episode of the Fox sitcom "New Girl," Nick is surprised to learn of his ridiculously low credit score when he tries to buy a cellphone. ...

Are We There Yet? Trulia's Housing Barometer

Jed Kolko | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money
Jed Kolko

On the long road of housing recovery, we're all kids in the back seat wondering: are we there yet? After years of bad news about the housing market, it's hard to remember what "normal" looks like.

U.S. Consumer Credit Card Debt Levels on the Rise

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

The credit card debt pay down that comes in first fiscal quarter of each year is inevitably followed by a three-quarter stretch where these pay downs are systematically erased and new debt is often incurred.