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Higher Education

How the Student Loan Debt Trap Could Be Fixed in One Step

Beleaguered and desperate borrowers caught in the student loan debt trap need immediate help.

There is a way out for them. That same way out could also rein in college costs. But it's blocked by law. Obviously, the law has to be changed.

It can be done in just one step - here's how we can get there...

U.S. Economy

This $1.7 Trillion Industry Will Turbocharge the U.S. Economy

Barron's recently predicted that over the next 20 years, "the U.S. economy is likely to grow less than 2% a year, down from 3% or better since World War II."

Citing the work of prominent Northwestern economist Robert J. Gordon, Barron's predicts a long era of slow growth, market turbulence, and – of particular concern – the ongoing displacement of middle class jobs due to technological innovation.

Here's how to capture your share...

Your Money

How Higher Education Can Be the Worst Investment Ever

Benjamin Franklin once said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

But nowadays, you would have to be delusional to assume that an investment in higher education will definitely pay off.

After spending copious amounts of time and money on a college degree, the graduate unemployment rate is a now staggering 14%. What's more, even those who have gotten a job often settle for work that's hardly commensurate with their newly-minted education.

That has helped to create a trillion dollar student loan bubble, with the average debt per student up 70% since 2004.

It calls into question whether or not a college degree is worth the investment these days.

Here are the facts, I'll let you decide…

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