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Our Student Loan Secrets

Death, Sex & Money is the show about the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more. And that's how a lot of you feel about your student loans. There are 44 million Americans who have student loan debt. But when we asked our listeners to share their stories about their student loans, what we heard over and over again is how alone you feel. 

 

  • Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part Two

    Sep 14, 2017
    Need help with the debt you already have? Balancing loan payments with the rest of your life expenses? We tackle your questions in part two of our call-in specials about student debt.
  • Our Student Loan Questions Live: Part One

    Sep 13, 2017
    Is loan forgiveness a safe bet? When is college not a good investment? Is bankruptcy an option? Part one of our live call-in specials about student loan debt.
  • Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 2

    Jun 29, 2017
    Hundreds of you told us about feeling duped, overwhelmed, and ashamed of your student debt. But we also heard stories about how some of you took back control. Here's how you did it.
  • Our Student Loan Secrets, Part 1

    Jun 28, 2017
    More Americans are taking out more student loan debt and taking longer to pay it back. But we're not talking about the impact that it has on our lives. Until now. 
  • Our Student Loan Secrets: Molly's Story

    Jun 21, 2017
    At 34, Molly has $40,000 in debt. Her student loans have affected the way she thinks about her future: owning a home, having a wedding, and starting a family. 
  • Our Student Loan Secrets: Liz's Story

    Jun 21, 2017
    While growing up in Mississippi, Liz dreamed of moving somewhere new as an adult. Her student loan debt is now keeping her in her home state. 

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