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View Resource Credit Score, Reports, and Getting Ahead in America

More and more Americans are experiencing problems with their credit, and in a rather ominous trend, the year 2005 saw a record number of personal bankruptcy filings. The first site offered here was created by the American Radio Works documentary group, and it profiles the current state of personal bankruptcy, along with offering some investigative reporting on the credit reporting industry....
View Resource Helping Each Other in Times of Need: Financial Help as a Means of Coping with the Economic Crisis [pdf]

Susann Rohwedder of the RAND Corporation recently asked an important question: "How are U.S. households coping in these difficult times?" The results of her investigations were published in the Fall of 2009 as part of the RAND Labor and Population group's Occasional Paper series. Her work was based on two Internet surveys conducted by the RAND Corporation in late 2008 and in early 2009 which...
View Resource As universities ready to welcome new students, some wonder about the financial health of higher education

The college-cost calamity After Leadership Crisis Fueled by Distance-Ed Debate, UVA will put Free Classes Online Why the Education Bubble Will Be Worse Than the Housing...
View Resource Center for Financial Services Innovation

The mission of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) is "to transform the U.S. financial services marketplace to help underbanked consumers achieve financial prosperity." Their work extends to include developing programs and activities designed to promote and enhance underbanked strategy and practice. On their homepage, visitors can peruse their news updates, sign up for their...

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