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Schilling’s fire sale, by the numbers

By now, most are likely aware of Curt Schilling's recent woes, but for those not privy: 38 Studios, the former Red Sox pitcher's Rhode Island–based video-game studio, was forced to declare bankruptcy back in the spring, sending him into a financial tail
Auction Blockhead
By MICHAEL WALSH  |  November 02, 2012

What your dollars need to know about maine accounts

When you move to a new city, you need your money as accessible as it can be — especially if you're lucky enough to get a refund from the finance office after your student loans come through.
Bank check
By CHELSEA COOK  |  September 14, 2012

Student loans tying you down?

In late June DePaul University graduate student Marty Gleason went public about his mounting load of debt in an appeal to Congress to keep the interest rate on student loans at 3.4 percent.
Congress’s latest fix won’t give you much help
By DEANNA ISAACS  |  September 14, 2012

Brown bags it

Republican Senator Scott Brown's vote to allow the interest on college loans to double illustrates perfectly why Brown is a clever politician, but a rotten senator.
How the Senator screwed college students. Plus, Obama and gay marriage.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 11, 2012

Taking on payday loans

State Representative Frank Ferri, owner of a Johnston bowling alley, has seen how the short-term, high-interest loans available at neighborhood payday loan shops can leave customers on a debt treadmill.
Commerce Dept.
By JOHN LARRABEE  |  February 10, 2012

Reining in your loans

Last October, President Obama initiated an improved income-based repayment plan called Pay As You Earn.
Use the federal program, no matter how hard your lender tries to sell you something else
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  January 27, 2012

Obama responds to the 99 percent

In announcements that could be interpreted as gifts to the Occupy movement, President Barack Obama recently introduced three measures to help struggling students, veterans, and homeowners.
Band-aids or benefits?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 11, 2011

Sallie Mae not

If you have had to borrow money to pay for school, chances are good you've borrowed from Sallie Mae, the largest student-loan company in the US, which currently handles between 40 and 45 percent of the business.
As federally sponsored student-loan giant Sallie Mae prepares to go private, it’s squeezing every last penny from student borrowers while opening up scads of new businesses. How can you protect yourself?
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  July 29, 2011

Financial Reform Proposals

"You broke asshole"
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 23, 2010