Keeping bill collectors at bay: Editorial | OregonLive.com
The single most import way to help people avoid unmanageable debt: education. Schools must do a better job of teaching students about financial issues. A recent international survey showed that about one-fifth of American students struggle with basic financial tasks, such as reading an invoice. Fewer than 10 percent master advanced tasks such as comprehending tax brackets or investment options – or deciphering medical bills.