- 7 months ago
I have blatantly lied to my friends about student loans.
I feel fooled and bamboozled about the American dream.
It’s a stupid system. No one talked about this.
When we asked you to tell us your stories about how student loans are affecting other parts of your life, we were overwhelmed by your responses. You've shared more than a thousand stories in all, and they keep coming. We heard about years of incremental payments and the thrill of getting to a zero balance, but also about delayed weddings, tensions with your parents over your shared debt, and fading hopes of ever buying a home or saving for retirement.
It makes sense that you have a lot to say about student debt. More Americans are taking out more in student loans and taking a longer time to pay it off. And it's fundamentally reshaping how you think about the value of education and the milestones of adulthood.
"You sort of feel lost and like you totally screwed up somehow because you just couldn't figure it out," a listener name