Health

Why medical debt – and bankruptcy – are growing problems

Burdensomely high medical costs are often blamed for pushing many Americans into bankruptcy. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau some 43 million Americans have unpaid medical debt on their credit reports.

Health

Credit score can also describe health status

A credit score doesn't just reduce a person's entire financial history down to a single number and somehow predict their credit-worthiness. It might also be saying something about a person's health status, too, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Impatient people have lower credit scores: study

Is there a psychological reason why people default on their mortgages? A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that ...