Consumer debt is an economic concept that describes the outstanding debt of individual consumers, rather than the debt of a government. Use the following sources to learn about how these debts are accrued and the consequences of consumer debt.
Reference tool that gives overviews of major topic areas. Includes articles, lists of other resources, as well as Pro and Con sides for most topics. Search "Consumer Debt" for a good introductory article on the issue.
Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state. Note the section titled "Consumer Issues."