Get Out of Generation Debt

The author of a book on financially challenged youth talks with Marshall Goldsmith about what they can do to avoid the worst traps

Anya Kamenetz sold her first book, Generation Debt, in 2004 at the age of 23. She has become a spokesperson for young people facing economic obstacles that are new—and generational in scope. She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and Village Voice, appeared in documentaries for Fox News and PBS, and spoken on campuses from Boston to Idaho. She also communicates with younger readers through her blog, anyakamenetz.blogspot.com. Edited excerpts of our recent conversation follow:

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