Drowning in student loans? Canat afford to get married, buy a home, have children? Up to your ears in credit card debt? At last, a book for the under-35 generation that explains why itas not their fault, and what can be done about it. Strapped offers a groundbreaking look at the new obstacle course facing young adults. Getting ahead, argues commentator and policy maven Tamara Draut, is getting harder. A college degree is the new high school diplomaaand costs a fortune to obtain. Good jobs are scarcer thanks to stagnant wages and disappearing benefits. And, the cost of everythingastarter homes, health coverage, child careakeeps going up. Witty and wise, Strapped brims with ideas for fashioning a new kind of America in which every young person can go to college, buy a home, and start a family. The future starts here. From the Trade Paperback edition.some savings, having a child is a major financial commitment and sometimes a crippling one. ... Yet college loans typically take a decade or longer to pay off, and young adults who went the extra mile to get a graduate degree will be paying off an average of $45, 900 in ... Adding the extra expense of a baby to the budget can put them further in the hole financially. ... Just how much does an infant cost?
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