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Loans Got Me Into Journalism. Student Debt Pushed Me Out.

Carrington J. Tatum, a first-generation college graduate who’s passionate about reporting that makes a real difference in the lives of marginalized people, decided to walk away from journalism because of his student loan debt. My journalism degree was more expensive than my wealthier classmates’ degrees because I couldn’t afford to pay in cash. But that’s […]

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Could You Afford a $400 Emergency? Neal Gabler Says His Financial Confession ‘Was Not an Easy One to Write’

If there are two things Americans are good at, it’s mishandling our finances, and using Twitter to judge those who are in worse shape than us. Thus we have the perfect Atlantic cover story this week—a refreshingly honest and desparingly relatable personal essay by writer Neal Gabler about his many financial mistakes, as well as […]