“Jen is one of more than 44 million Americans with student loans, and her current balance of $70,000 is just a tiny fraction of our collective $1.5 trillion debt load. The weight of all that student loan debt is markedly different than the feeling of the weight of mortgage or credit card debt — after all, those borrowers can declare bankruptcy, an option unavailable to student loan borrowers. Not even death can absolve you or your loved ones from the responsibility of some student loans.” Buzzfeed’s: Here’s Why So Many Americans Feel Cheated By Their Student Loans. “Growing up a poor black kid, all I heard was college, college, college. Now we’re fools for taking out loans to make it happen?” (In the end, everyone majors in finance…)