A low- or no-interest loan may blind you to the financial burden you're placing on your future self.
Those who enter the job market now could face lower earnings for many years.
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The default rate on federal student loans is higher than it's been in years. For former students, default is no picnic.
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Do you feel more comfortable discussing your finances online?
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