Once again the false claim that the children of U.S. senators and representatives don't have to pay their student loan debt has gone viral.
The numbers don't even include student loans that are in deferment or forbearance because the borrower can't afford to pay.
Recent college grads owe more than $26,000 on average, and more than a third of them are working in jobs that don't require a college degree.
The cost of earning a college degree can be a really bad investment. Some of you may be wise to consider the alternatives.
Despite what you may have heard, the truly desperate can have their student loan debt forgiven in bankruptcy court. But it's not easy.
This is probably your first opportunity to manage your day-to-day finances without parental oversight. Don't mess it up.
If you plan to foot the bill for your child's higher education, you may be shortchanging your child and yourself.
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