Are Student Loans A Gateway Drug To Debt? (Infographic)

by Ron Haynes

I ran across this infographic at the Consumerist and was granted permission by to host it here on The Wisdom Journal.

Student loans are certainly unique in why they’re used and how they’re eventually collected, but this infographic crystallized the history and information surrounding this “gateway drug to debt slavery” in a way that really hit home for me. Personally, I’ve been making payments on student loans since 1988.

Student Loans Scheme.

Infographic by College Used by permission.


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