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Senior Americans Burdened With Student Debt

Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits will be docked to make the payments.

09/10/2014

Republicans are predicted to take the Senate in November, with a 51-49 seat edge that could be increased or decreased by two points if the election were held today.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Blocks ‘Buffett Rule’ Student Loan Bill

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

06/11/2014

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.  (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Rising College Costs, Loans Have Trapped US Middle Class

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America’s middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

06/09/2014

The rapidly swelling cost of student loan debt is not being inflated by unaffordable undergraduate and associate degrees as 40 percent of the $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt paid for expensive post-graduate and professional degrees. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Report: 40 Percent Of $1 Trillion US Student Loan Debt From Graduate Degrees

The rapidly swelling cost of student loan debt is not being inflated simply by unaffordable undergraduate and associate degrees – 40 percent of the $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt paid for expensive post-graduate and professional degrees.

03/26/2014

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial Behavior

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.

03/10/2014

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Study: Student Borrowing Continues To Skyrocket, Repayment Declines

American students continue to borrow more and more money to pay for increasing college costs, but the number of graduates paying them back is declining.

10/23/2013

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DC Ranked 3rd Smartest City in US

D.C. is America’s third smartest large city, according to rankings released Tuesday by the real estate blog Movoto.com.

06/26/2013

Graduates listen to President Barack Obama as he delivers the Commencement Address at Barnard College's graduation ceremony in New York on May 14, 2012. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Record 1 Out Of 5 Households Owe Student Loan Debt

A new study found that a record 1 out of 5 households now owe student loan debt.

09/27/2012

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