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Jeremy Corbyn: Student debt write-off not a commitment
BBC News
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he did not promise to write off all student debt while appealing to young voters during the general election. During the campaign, the Labour leader said he would "deal with" the issue of graduates burdened with debt since ...
Jeremy Corbyn denies promising to wipe graduates' student debtsThe Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn admits he was 'unaware' of size of student debt when he pledged to 'deal with it'Telegraph.co.uk
Corbyn admits he had NO IDEA of student debt policy cost as Tories say voters were MISLEDExpress.co.uk
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USA TODAY

Congress' next big battles: Passing spending bills, raising the debt limit
USA TODAY
Battle lines already forming as Congress gets ready to take on the task of passing spending legislation to keep the government open and raising the national debt ceiling. Deadlines for both are fast approaching. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, yet ...
House budget rightfully recognizes threat of oversized debtThe Hill (blog)

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Los Angeles Times

When student debt payoff becomes complicated by identity theft
Los Angeles Times
Dear Liz: I went back to school in 2002 to get my teaching credential. I took out several student loans and set up a repayment plan upon graduating with automatic deduction out of my checking account. Several years ago, the IRS started garnishing my ...



AOL

Kids come together to pay off classmates' lunch debt
AOL
While many school districts provide an alternative lunch to those with debt from the year before, like a cheese sandwich or snack, some children are ashamed to take the tell-tale meals. They fear being bullied because their parents can't afford to pay ...



Asbury Park Press

Getting rid of your debt has its costs
Asbury Park Press
Stories about how ordinary people pay off debt quickly can be amazing, inspiring — and somewhat deceptive. These tales often mention the sacrifices debtors made but may gloss over the cost to their quality of life or the misguided choices they made.



Barron's

Tackling a Pension Shortfall by Taking on Debt
Barron's
Contributing to retirement plans may seem to be a surprising priority for a leader in an industry that is now squarely in Amazon.com's sights. In fact, issuing debt to fund corporate pensions is a growing trend. A bunch of large companies have done the ...



Student loan debt up more than 450% since 2003 | Fox Business
Fox Business
While total U.S. household debt in the first quarter of 2017 surpassed its $12.68 trillion peak reached during the recession, according to data from the New York ...

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Press Herald

Maine Voices: Student debt crisis mounting
Press Herald
Yet as bad as the student debt crisis is for low-income college graduates, here's the population group that is absolutely hit the hardest: those who take out student loans and do not graduate. These former students assume debt and have nothing to show ...



Purcell: Credit card debt explained
The Daily Advertiser
America's credit-card debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark. A 20-something fellow I know helped me understand why. "It all began in college when a credit-card company offered me a free credit card," he said. "OK." "Well, shortly after I got the card ...

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Forbes

Debt Snowball Versus Debt Avalanche: What The Academic Research Shows
Forbes
When it comes to paying off debt, you may have heard a thousand pieces of advice. Stop investing while you pay it off. Start with the smallest balance. No, start with the highest interest rate. Consolidate your debt. Don't consolidate your debt ...


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