The United States of Debt

The United States of Debt

This is a FREE preview of The United States of Debt, a Slate Academy. To learn more, visit Slate.com/debt.

How did we come to owe so much money? And what can we do about it? The United States of Debt takes an in-depth look at the reality of debt in America and follows the stories of seven diverse people who have been affected by debt. It’s a boldly reported series of conversations with leading experts and Americans all over the country, hosted by Slate’s personal finance columnist Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. What’s it like to empty out your 401(k) to help a family member? How does a first-generation college student navigate student loans at a for-profit school? What works—and what doesn’t—for people struggling to get out of debt? Find out in the United States of Debt.

These episodes and preview of the Academy are free to all as a sample. To join this Slate Academy, listen to other episodes, chat in our private Facebook group, and read supplementary materials, visit Slate.com/debt.

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The United States of Debt | Ep. 6 | What Now?

The United States of Debt

Now that Donald Trump is our next president, what next?

1 Min

Dec 13, 2016

The United States of Debt | Ep. 5 | The Collapse Of the American Dream

The United States of Debt

If the housing crisis is still happening, why do we hear so little about it?

6 Min

Nov 10, 2016

The United States of Debt | Ep. 4 | Drowning In Medical Debt

The United States of Debt

Why is going to the doctor such an expensive proposition for so many people?

36 Min

Aug 11, 2016

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9 min
Jul 12, 2016
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Why are student loans such a mess in the United States?

6 min
May 19, 2016
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Why do so many of us run up more charges than we can easily pay off?

14 min
May 2, 2016
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What's up with the explosion of borrowed money in America?

3 min
May 2, 2016
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An introduction to this Slate series about the realities of debt in America.

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