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Here's who owns a record $21.21 trillion of U.S. debt - MarketWatch
MarketWatch
Who owns a record $21.21 trillion in U.S. national debt? Some 70% is owned by Americans in one form or another. Foreigners own the rest.

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CNBC

How much debt Americans have at every age - CNBC.com
CNBC
"Despite recognizing that debt is dangerous waters, Americans are jumping in with both feet and struggling to stay afloat," says Emily Holbrook, director of ...
13% of Americans Think They'll Be in Debt for the Rest of Their Lives ...Motley Fool

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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.



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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Fox Business

Tips for escaping debt ahead of historic market run
Fox Business
In order to get involved in the markets, financial expert Chris Hogan said people first need to be cognizant of where their money is going by getting on a budget and getting out of debt. That process of becoming financially solvent, he warned, could ...



How the United States landed in a debt 'danger zone'
EurekAlert (press release)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The interaction of public and private debt in the United States reduced economic growth about 0.43 percentage points per year between 2009 and 2014, a new study suggests. In addition, growth declined an additional 0.40 percent due ...



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 ...



Tampa Bay Times

How to plan a debt-free vacation
Tampa Bay Times
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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San Antonio Express-News

Debt can be good or bad — make the right choice.
San Antonio Express-News
Good debt is used as leverage to buy an asset that will make enough money in the future to pay the interest and generate a profit. Borrowing money to buy equipment that boosts productivity and revenue is a good investment. Most mortgages are good debt ...

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