With back-to-school season in full swing, we know what you’re thinking: shiny new shoes, sharpened pencils and … student loans?
Sure, it may not seem as fun a topic as fall shopping, but with the average student now graduating with nearly $27,000 of debt, planning for higher education is certainly an important to-do to check off your list.
In fact, many of us wish we had done more of just that—planning. When we asked readers in our August Money Challenge about their biggest money mistakes, something kept coming up over and over again: student loans.
So we decided to share some of their biggest regrets over student loans—all, of course, in the spirit of learning from each other's mistakes.
Keep an eye out for our September Money Challenge. Next month's ask: "What money lesson do you wish you were taught in school?"
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