The total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. is about 1.5 trillion dollars. The average amount a person owes is around $30,000. Our producer, Darius Rafieyan, took out about $56,000 by the time he graduated from college. For the past year he's been making on-time payments but, now, he owes more than $57,000.
Today on the Indicator, CBS business analyst and author of "The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money" Jill Schlesinger helps Darius work through his debt-related existential crisis, and take control of his mounting student loans.
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