Prevent Student Loans from Wrecking Your Health

April 23, 2015 5:58 PM

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Seven in ten college graduates in the United States now leave school with student loan debt, averaging about $29,000 per student. With this amount of debt early on in a graduate’s career, the compound stress of paying your loans, starting your first job and moving out on your own can be harmful. For some, the stress may not seem bothersome but for others, better understanding your loans and creating a repayment strategy may help bring piece of mind.

Katrina Walsemann at the University of South Carolina conducted a national study linking stress increase to student loans. “We are speculating that part of the reason that these types of loans are so stressful is the fact that you cannot defer them, they follow you for the rest of your life until yo...

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