debt

Late Capitalism

You're Probably Not Getting that Loan Forgiveness You're Counting On

Out of almost 30,000 people who applied for a forgiveness program, just 96—less than 1 percent—had their debt erased. And it gets worse.
Allie Conti
4 days ago
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in the Bay Area

“When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is, I laugh."
Rick Paulas
8.21.18
Views My Own

The Most Important Thing You Can Do on Prime Day Is Not Shop at Amazon

This is a chance for you to take stock of your relationship with what might be the most powerful company in America.
Matt Taylor
7.16.18
Memes

This Guy Makes Hot Simpsons Memes to Cope with $20,000 Student Loan Debt

Australian YouTuber Dankmus makes fire remixes from iconic 'Simpsons' moments, but there's a darkness behind the insanely catchy tracks.
Beckett Mufson
7.13.18
student loans

Something Is Wrong When a Quiz Show Is Your Best Shot at Paying Off Student Debt

A self-consciously ridiculous trivia show with extremely easy questions is the only answer America seems to have for an insane problem.
Rebecca Stoner
7.9.18
money

People Can't Pay Rent, Debt Is Insane, and the Economy Is Somehow 'Great'

Decades of the government helping the rich are coming home to roost.
Matt Taylor
6.14.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Millennials Are Missing Out on Life Because They Have More Debt Than Savings

A dark new poll found many 18- to-34-year-olds are waiting to have kids, get married, buy a house, or save for retirement because of crushing debt.
Adam Forrest
4.4.18
VICE INTL

The Cult of Debt Forgiveness

VICE Indonesia investigates Swissindo World Trust International Orbit, a bizarre cult that attracted a global following by promising to wipe away its followers' debts.
VICE Staff
2.8.18
money

Billions in Student Debt Could Disappear Because of Lost Paperwork

The latest example of America's legal system being a total shitshow might actually help you out—if it doesn't screw you over first.
David Dayen
7.19.17
student loans

What Trump's Budget Could Mean for Your Student Loan Debt

"I don't have anything good to say about this," a leading expert told me.
Allie Conti
5.24.17
student loans

Why It's So Hard to Declare Bankruptcy on Your Student Loans

As Sallie Mae and Navient are accused of pushing subprime loans, one activist-expert says we're missing a much bigger point about how student debt works.
Allie Conti
4.13.17
University

More Canadian Students Are Using Sugar Daddies to Pay for School

We talked to one sugar baby who made more than $4,000 a month.
Manisha Krishnan
1.16.17