Why The American Dream No Longer Includes Home Ownership

  Before Karyn Chylewski and her husband got married, they spent several adventurous years together traveling and sharing new experiences. Once the Gen-Xers tied the knot, buying a house seemed like the obvious next step.   “We took a swing at the old American Dream,” she said. “It was super exciting at first … it was

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There are frustrating reasons LGBTQ students are more in debt than their peers.

Through a survey, they found that 60% of LGBTQ students regret taking out student loans, and more than a quarter of respondents feel that their debt is not manageable. Queer students face an uphill battle against student loan debt, falling even further in the debt hole than their peers.

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There’s a reason why you can’t afford to live in America

In this extract of her new book, Guardian columnist Alissa Quart explains how the middle class faces a uniquely American predicament: being squeezed economically and psychologically   Michelle Belmont’s debt haunted her. It was almost unspeakable, but it was a raw relief when anyone asked her about it. She wanted people to hear about her

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Of course US birth rates are falling this is a harsh place to have a family

The US is one of only four countries in the world with no government-subsidized maternity leave while 36% of the workforce are contract laborers with no access to benefits   America’s birth rate has fallen to a 30-year low, let the hand-wringing and finger-pointing begin. It’s those selfish women, wanting careers before kids! Or, gasp,

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Student loans ‘rising to trillion pounds’

                                            Image copyright Getty Images Students are paying artificially high-interest rates, says a cross-party committee The tuition fee system for England’s universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money, says

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10 Things Millennials Should Do to Get Rid of Student Loan Debt

So here are my top 10 tips to get rid of student loan debt so you can get on to other important things in life (like traveling, inventing, and jamming). 1. Make friends (or at least amends) with your debt. Student loan debt is currently hitting the US in a huge way (as in over

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World War II veteran, 96, receives college degree more than 60 years after his last class, report says

World War II veteran Bob Barger, assisted by Haraz Ghanbari, University of Toledo director of military and veteran affairs, left, smiles after receiving his diploma at the university’s commencement ceremony on Saturday in Toledo, Ohio.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)   Several decades after last attending class, a 96-year-old World War II veteran on Saturday reportedly received

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How student loan companies pretend to be your friend

Private lenders are using free movies and happy hours to entice people to refinance their student debt Are you one of the 44 million Americans drowning in student loans you fear you’ll never pay back? Worried that you’ll be in the red for the rest of your life? Well, why not forget about your spiraling

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Was it worth getting a student loan?

I started this blog to document my thoughts and to do research about paying off my student loans.  I search frequently on the internet and other media resources for stories of why and how other people have successfully paid off student loans.  As a teacher, the amount of education decides how much you can earn

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