The latest on voting, unions, and literally running away from student debt

The latest on voting, unions, and literally running away from student debt

Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.


These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt


“I couldn’t make the math work in America,” said one Colorado borrower who left his student debt behind for a new life in India.

How unions help moms take maternity leave

The Atlantic

The Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees only that mothers will still have a job when they return from maternity leave, not that they’ll be paid while they’re away. A new study shows that women represented by unions are 17% more likely to take maternity leave than women who aren’t.

These candidates want to eliminate your student loan debt


Stacey Abrams, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other progressive candidates are looking to fill a void when it comes to politician advocates for student borrowers.

Disaffected young Americans, vote. Please. You have everything to lose if you don’t.

New York Magazine

You may have read the profile of 12 young Americans on why they probably won’t vote on November 6th. But the best way to make your voice heard—whether it’s for pay equity, consumer protections or better education—is through casting a ballot.

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Should I let my high school senior take a gap year before college?

So your high school senior wants to take a gap year before college. Here’s how to make sure her time is rewarding and worthwhile.

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