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Why more boomers are going bankrupt

According to a disturbing article in the paywalled Financial Times, more and more older people are showing up in American bankruptcy courts than ever before. The culprits are vanishing pensions, soaring healthcare costs and tens of thousands of dollars in…

Why is it that women work a month more than men every year?

I’ve been hearing since I was a little girl how women make less money than men for the same work. I figured that would change by the time I was an adult — but that stat hasn’t budged much and…

Why are textbooks so expensive?

If you’ve shopped for college textbooks, chances are you’ve felt sticker shock. The price of college textbooks can be exorbitant, costing several hundred dollars per book each semester. Even without having to purchase rare tomes, the average college student spends…

These college students are homeless: Here's how they make it work

[embedded content] Even if you’re not in college or know anyone who is, you’ve likely heard about the rapidly increasing costs attached to attaining higher education. Yes, it’s much, much more expensive than it was 30 years ago: college costs…