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If You’re Trying to Lower Your Debt, Get Out of Hawaii

December 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Hawaii has 539 times more debt than Washington DC.

Pennsylvanians are Stressed This Holiday Season.

People in Pennsylvania Are Stressed This Holiday Season

November 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Some cities are more stressed out than others during the holidays, while many are happier this season.

Devil burning your cash in credit hell (illustrated)

Are You Living in Credit Hell?

October 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

This spooky map looks at how long it takes to pay off the typical credit card debt in every state.

Is student debt hanging over your head

Cheaper Cost of Living Means Southerners Pay off Student Loan Debt Sooner

September 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

More Americans living in Southern states can put more money toward their student loan debt since cost of living is cheaper.

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You’ll Never Guess Which College Football Team Is the Best — According to Experian

August 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Credit score impacts everything — even the very football team you should be cheering for.

A man looks at a digital map of U.S. zip codes and taps a city in Colorado

The Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Every State

August 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You only need to make $61,000 to live in West Virginia’s top spot, but you’ll need 11 times that to live in one Cali code.

A couple discusses a mortgage and whether rent vs buy makes sense

The Rent vs. Buy Debate Continues

August 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.

A geographical color-coded depiction of the U.S. ranking states by consumer credit

Why Do Trump Voters Have Worse Credit Than Democrats?

June 29, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger

States that voted for Trump have fewer credit cards, lower balances, and a worse understanding of money.

Investing in fantasy football?

The Most Expensive Cities to Catch a Football Game

September 7, 2016 | Dori Zinn

How much does it cost you to see your NFL home team take the field? Not all football stadiums are created equal.

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Almost Every State Is Stressed About Debt

August 22, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most every state in the union is stressed about paying off debt. Here’s the complete breakdown, state-by-state.

This map shows state by state personal debt (illustration)

Mapping America’s personal debt

January 22, 2016 | Brandon Ballenger

Here’s an in-depth, interactive look at the personal debt loads of every state — plus how it tends to vote in state and national elections. How does your state compare?