Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Student Loans: The Next Debt Bubble


Total student loan debt in the U.S. is expected to reach $1 trillion this year — more than the nation’s total credit-card debt. The consequences of default are severe. Unlike most debt, student loans are almost impossible to dispose of through bankruptcy. If students fail to repay, their tax refunds can be withheld and wages and Social Security payments can be garnished.

Lawyer turns topless dancer to pay the bills