Consumer Debt

Canadian Bank Stocks: 2 to Buy, 1 to Sell

The big dividends offered up by NYSE-listed Canadian banks don't necessarily make up for their home country's deteriorating economic picture. More 

College Grads: Kudos on a Great Investment

While the debt pile necessary to get through college has reached frightening heights, the numbers show that higher ed still is one of the best investments out there. More 

5 Stocks Serving Our ‘Need-It-Now’ Society

From telegraphs to instant pudding, instant gratification has always been popular. In fact, it's part of the reason customers love these five companies. More 

Bad Debts Make for Very Good Business

Debt collection, when done right, is a cash cow. That's why Portfolio Recovery Associates is a great stock for your portfolio. More 

Student Debt: Lots of Noise, Little Progress

Many talking heads will clamor about the looming interest rate hike for subsidized Stafford loans, but that only serves to oversimplify the much more complex issue of student debt. More 

Student Debt Goes Against the Grain in Q1

For all the recent headlines trumpeting a resurgent U.S. economy, one aspect of American finances -- student debt -- can't shake the dark clouds. More 

Record College Savings: Another Bullish Sign

College savings, through state-run 529 plans, recently soared to an all-time high. Whether you realize it or not, that's another bullish sign for the market. More