Today, In “Things David Brooks Doesn’t Understand”: Poverty

Bouncing Back from Bankruptcy: Brittany Powell and the Debt Project

I’m interested in creating a platform to discuss how stigmatized debt is in our culture. It’s a publicly enforced system, but it’s typically privately experienced.

Bracing for Pension Cuts

At Newsweek, David Cay Johnson takes a closer look at the Detroit ruling lifting protections on state pensions, and explains some of the history that has led to the shortfalls all across the country. This, of course, is a huge deal for retirees who’ve worked who are bracing for pension cuts.

The Cost of Moving to a Bankrupt City

I’m working on a potential move to Detroit from Flint, Mich. in a few weeks. Of course, there’s also that other bit of financial news about Detroit, too.

The MBA Program for the NFL

Can an MBA program geared towards NFL athletes—a staggeringly high amount who become insolvent within 10 years of retirement (more than 50 percent according to one report)—help them hold onto their money?

Living with a Disease Without a Cure

>Our pals at LearnVest have a really nice piece by a woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and how the disease is bankrupting her family.

DIY Hostess Snacks

“There has to be a way to recreate all those products if you really wanted them.”

The Catholic Church is a Hot Financial Mess

You can argue that the church has done a lot of good for the poor and needy in communities, but they’ve done not so good things as well, and mismanaging money is just one of them.

Why I Didn’t File for Bankruptcy at 23 (or 24, or 25, or 26, or 27, or 28)

I have obviously considered this! (I love a quick fix, lovelovelove.) However: I very quickly unconsidered it.