Martha C. White

Martha C. White writes about consumer credit, debt and retail banking for and previously contributed to AOL's She has written about business, finance and the economy for outlets including Slate, the New York Times, and Fast Company. A native of New Jersey and graduate of Princeton University, White resides in upstate New York.

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When is $11.4 Trillion in Debt an Improvement?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Monday that shows America is chipping away at its collective debt — but slowly. According to the Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, overall consumer debt was down by $50 billion at the end of June. If that seems like a lot, it’s not; in fact, it’s a measly 0.4 percent …

Airline Tax Question No Longer Up in the Air

Here’s the final chapter in the FAA shutdown that led to airline taxes not being collected for a couple of weeks. Congress reinstated the agency’s authority on Aug. 5, but plenty of confusion remained surrounding taxes not levied or not collected during that period. Were travelers who purchased their ticket prior to the shutdown but flew …

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