Can Islamic Finance Save the Global Banking System From Itself?

Islamic finance has shifted from small, niche lenders primarily serving religious Muslims into an industry worth more than a trillion dollars

The Instantly Gratifying Economics of Check-Cashing Businesses

Yes, they take a chunk of your paycheck, but for many, that’s still better than doing business with a regular bank

From Debt to Prison, in Five Terrifyingly Easy Steps

What happens when you simply can’t pay your loans? First you’ll get a call. Then you’ll be hounded by a series of increasingly shady collection agencies. In the end, you could wind up behind bars

Who Gets My Student Loans When I Die?

Spoiler: Don't get married in Wisconsin