There's been a bit of news lately on President Biden's plan to cancel student loan debt, especially after the United States Supreme Court ruled that the President has no authority to cancel the debt without Congressional action.
What are your thoughts? Are you in favor of cancelling debt? Against it?
Recently, the New York Times came under fire for suggesting that "death" is a way to cancel student debt. Unfortunately, they are correct. Note that neither the article, nor Shawn & George are suggesting that people hurt themselves in any way to avoid paying back student loan. From a legal and contractual perspective, if a student loan borrower (any borrower really) passes and there is no co-signor on the debt, then the debt is eliminated - subject to the borrower's estate having no money.
What are some of the other ways the New York Times suggests cancelling student loan debt:
Interstingly, the LA Times followed up that article by suggesting that student loan borrowers could move back in with mom & dad, or skip meals to save money ...
One other way to tackle student loan debt is to save money for college, and also explore scholarships. You can listen to an old Crushing Debt Podcast episode about that if you follow this link: https://yesnerlawpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-77-the-scholarship-system
The two articles Shawn & George discuss can be found with the following links:
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