Here's the Toll That Student Debt Can Take on Retirement

Delaying homeownership and limiting savings because of high debt loads can cost you when it's time to retire, says a new paper.
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Student debt levels have have mushroomed, and Americans have saved little for retirement. The relationship between those two things is not obvious. So just how does having a big slug of student debt actually hurt the ability to prepare for a comfortable retirement?

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