John Thornton Jr. on the Formative Nature of Debt

We had a Billfolder request to discuss the following longread — and it is a very long but worthwhile read — about the way debt reshapes our lives.

Parents Are Taking On More Student Debt, Too

We don’t always consider the effect student debt has on a student’s parents.

Another Student Debt Story

At The Baffler, M.H. Miller writes about being “incapacitated by debt for a decade.”

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Works!

Or… it worked for this guy!

When You Think You’ll Never Be Free of Student Loan Debt

The Washington Post profiles a 31-year-old woman who owes $9,000 more on her student loans than she did when she graduated — even though she’s been making steady payments.

The Cost of a Shitty Car

I bought a Honda Civic when I was nineteen. I’m still driving it.

Courts Are Forgiving Student Loans if Lenders Can’t Come Up With the Paperwork

A Student Debt Counterpoint: Doing Everything “Right” & Still Feeling Like a Failure

How Not To Pay Your Student Loans