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Published: 03 September 2018

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190677848

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Going Broke

Why Americans (Still) Can't Hold On To Their Money

Second Edition

Stuart Vyse

  • A startling but nuanced account of just how tenuous most Americans' finances are, and why
  • Offers engagingly-written, poignant human-interest stories of real people facing financial failure
  • Advocates for a new perspective on American economic behavior that avoids "blaming the victim"

New to this Edition:

  • Updated picture of America's current state of indebtedness, including the roles played by credit cards, student loans, and the Internet
  • Expands discussion of growing problems like mortgage foreclosure, auto repossession, bankruptcy, and being sued for unpaid bills
  • Explains the crash of 2008-including rarely mentioned unintended effects of the 2005 bankruptcy bill
  • Provides tips for living more simply, weakening the pull of materialism in our lives, and limiting exposure to advertising