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Most Frequent Student Loan Mistakes

Article originally published September 28th, 2021. Updated December 6th, 2022. While student loan debt figures have declined slowly since they hit a high in 2010 and 2011, around 70% of those graduating with a four-year college degree do so with at least some debt related to their education. As of 2022, nearly 43 million people... Read More

| December 6, 2022

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