2012-03-28iaconoresearch.com

Though it's not been discussed much in these pages, I've been following the recent rise in student loan balances closely and the story keeps making headlines and getting more interesting. A while back, total student loan debt eclipsed that of credit cards and, last week, the former reached a milestone of $1 trillion.

In this Businessweek story today, we learn about one of the main reasons why student loans are rising almost as fast as the Nasdaq -- nobody has any home equity left!


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