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Overcoming the $30,000 Student Loan Burden

May 22, 2014

Graduating from college and striking out on your own can be a financial wake-up call—one that's as jarring as a bucket of ice-cold water.

Sure, the job market is a little rosier for this year's grads. Employers expect to hire 8.6 percent more 2014 grads than they did from the Class of 2013, according to the National Association of College and Employers. But the April unemployment rate for people ages 20 to 24 is still high at 10.6 percent.

Watch “$ave Me”video segment featuring CFP Board Consumer Advocate Eleanor Blayney, CFP® >

CNBC.com
By Kelli B. Grant
May 22, 2014

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