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Here's who owns a record $21.21 trillion of US debt
MarketWatch
Who owns the huge and growing U.S. national debt? By and large, Americans. Some 70% of the national debt is owned by domestic government, institutions investors and the Federal Reserve. A shade under 30% is owned by foreign entities, according to the ...

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CNBC

Here's how much debt Americans have at every age
CNBC
Credit cards, student loans, mortgages, car loans, personal loans: Most Americans have a combination of these sources of debt. And despite their best intentions, Americans are digging themselves deeper into a hole each year. The average American now ...
13% of Americans Think They'll Be in Debt for the Rest of Their Lives. Here's How to Avoid That FateMotley Fool

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CNBC

Here's how to know if you have 'good debt' or 'bad debt'
CNBC
Americans have a lot of debt, but that may not be a bad thing. Today, the average American has about $38,000 in personal debt, excluding home mortgages. That's up $1,000 from a year ago, according to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress ...

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Forbes

Top 25 Low Debt Colleges 2018
Forbes
For students, the only thing more daunting than the sticker prices of certain colleges is the amount of debt they can expect to be saddled with upon graduation. What's the point of an expensive degree if you're still paying it off 10-plus years later ...

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How to plan a debt-free vacation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Whether you're planning a trip to a country across the globe or packing the car for a weekend road trip to a local campground, you can have a debt-free vacation with some careful planning. It's easy to see how a vacation can blow up even the most ...

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Phys.Org

How the United States landed in a debt 'danger zone'
Phys.Org
Even when debt rises, increases in public debt can be offset by decreases in private debt, or vice versa. But if they are both at relatively high levels and increasing at the same time, their interaction can be particularly harmful for growth, results ...



U.S. News & World Report

10 Med Schools Where Students Leave With the Most Debt
U.S. News & World Report
For student borrowers who graduated from U.S. medical schools during the 2017-2018 academic year, the median amount of debt they took on to pay for med school was $195,000, according to an annual survey from the Association of American Medical ...



HuffPost

How To Date When You're Drowning In Debt
HuffPost
In fact, 80 percent of U.S. households have some form of debt. According to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances, those under the age of 35 carry an average of $67,400 in debt, while 35- to 44-year-olds carry an average of $133,100 in debt.



ACA International

Medical Debt Relief Act Reintroduced in Senate
ACA International
The Medical Debt Relief Act would “amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 180-day waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer's credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that ...



Chicago mulls sale of debt to fill pension funding hole — here's why it's a bad idea
MarketWatch
As Chicago considers a multibillion sale of pension obligation bonds, analysts say such bonds have rarely succeeded at topping up unfunded public pensions, and are historically linked to fiscal stress and municipal debt defaults. “Generally, most muni ...


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