Before COVID-19, 68 Million US Adults Had Debt in Collections. What Policies Could Help?

These short-term solutions could help minimize the inevitable damage this economic crisis will cause to consumers who are already struggling with debt.

What Amount of Cash Can Help Buffer Families against COVID-19’s Economic Impacts?

Research suggests that for many in the near term, the amounts provided in the CARES Act are a promising start.

MLB Salaries Are Yet Another Way to Visualize Growing Economic Inequality

Mike Trout may sign the largest contract in sports history, a $430 million, 12-year extension with the Los Angeles Angels.

Four financial challenges facing Hispanic Americans

Young Hispanic Americans are adding to their student loan debt but not to their savings.

What regions have more delinquent auto loan debt?

In some counties, the delinquency rate for auto debt is as high as 55 percent for borrowers with a subprime credit score.

Busting credit myths can help low-income Americans strengthen their financial health

Many Americans don’t understand the system that affects their ability to rent an apartment, weather a medical emergency, or qualify for a mortgage.

71 million US adults have debt in collections

Having debt in collections can lower credit scores, which can have a long-lasting impact on Americans' livelihoods.

Wealth is not just for the wealthy

We’re wealthier now than we’ve ever been — but it’s mainly people at the top who are benefiting.

Reviving SNAP asset limits could backfire on families’ finances

The evidence suggests that asset limits are detrimental to the financial security of low-income Americans.

Women are building more wealth, but racial gaps persist

Closing the racial wealth gap will require targeted policies that help women of color build wealth.