Total Student Loan Debt in the United States Squashes American Dream

By Matthew Carr I remember the day my wife and I bought our first house.
We were giddy.
Drunk on young love and possibilities.
We held in our hands a check for more than $250,000 and took photos of ourselves posing with it.
At the time, it was the largest sum of money we’d ever physically held. And we were painfully about to hand it over to someone else.
But in those glory days before the devastating financial crisis, we were purchasing our piece of the American Dream.
For many young Americans today – regardless of their upbringing – the joys, headaches and trials of homeownership are out of …read more



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