Election 2016

Millennials are Taking Their Debt Problems to the Polls

Buried-in-debt millennials are taking their problems to the ballot box

By Maya Pope-Chappell | Education & Millennials Editor | June 15, 2016 | Source: LinkedIn | Photo: Zepolixel / twenty20 and LinkedIn

Debt-burdened graduates are putting off some of life’s big decisions like getting married, buying a home and starting a family. Student debt, which has ballooned to more than $1.3 trillion, is also derailing the retirement plans of baby boomers. This financial squeeze on students and their families has made college affordability and student debt important factors in this year’s presidential race. As another academic year wraps up, we’re taking a closer look at how debt-ridden millennials plan to vote in November.

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