The Longform Guide to Debt
A collection of picks about cities, nations, athletes, and writers going broke.
My Misspent Youth
Life and debt as a young writer in New York.
Crushing Debt Drove Me to Kosovo — And Then to Iraq
Ninety grand in debt and wanderlust can be a powerful combination.
Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds
A stop on the author’s world tour of economic collapse.
What It's Like to Fail
How a comedy writer making $300,000 a year ended up homeless.
How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke
They make millions per year but, more often than not, lose it in retirement–78% of former NFL players, 60 percent of former NBA players, and even those in the MLB.
Why I’m Grateful I Got Sued by American Express and What You Can Learn From My Experience
A former head writer for AV Club digs himself deep into debt, then gets out.
How Detroit Went Broke
Auditing a bankrupt city.
To Have Is to Owe
A history of debt, bartering and money.
Compiled by Robyn Coggins. Photo from Shutterstock.