Tag: Student loan

What About The Crushing American Debt?

On August 16th CNBC reported that the average American has $38,000 in debt.  That doesn't include a mortgage on a home or vacation home. ...

The “Flip Side” of Student Loan Debt: Billions of Dollars Left...

Kim A Wilcox, University of California, Riverside At a time when mounting student debt is dominating news, students across America are leaving nearly $3 billion...

Millennials on the Homeownership Path

Besieged by the recession and buried in student loan debt, the so-called millennials, born from the early ’80s through the late ’90s, have largely...

Dodd-Frank Impact: Shadow Banks Emerging From The Shadows

The financial world we inhabit today is vastly different from the one we lived in before the financial meltdown of 2008. The marketplace has...

College – Should You Take the Plunge?

This is the basic state of the chart. The earnings of a median high school graduate are shown in orange, against, in pink, the...

The 15 Highest-Paying Jobs for Young Professionals

If you’re a recent grad, you’re probably looking for that perfect job—something that’s in line with your interests and major, something you’ll be excited...

The State of the Nation’s Housing

The U.S. housing recovery should regain its footing, but also faces a number of challenges, concludes the 2014 State of the Nation’s Housing report....

New Studies Challenge CFPB Claims that Student Loan Debt is Discouraging...

The charge that student loan debt is causing young adults to postpone home ownership has come from various quarters, including the CFPB. However, two...

At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth

Student debt has skyrocketed over the past decade, quadrupling from just $240 billion in 2003 to more than $1 trillion today.1 If current borrowing...

Building a Practical College Degree for the New Economy

Average student-loan debt is $29,400. The underemployment rate is 44 percent for graduates ages 22 to 27, meaning they are holding jobs that don’t...