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Mike Calhoun talks about how student loans are forcing younger Americans to delay homeownership at a housing conference in September. Bridgett Turner/Courtesy of the Center for Responsible Lending hide caption

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Student Loans A Lot Like The Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says

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At least 43 million Americans have overdue medical bills on their credit reports, according to a 2014 report on medical debt by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption

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Shoppers look at appliances at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Ill. At nearly $13 trillion, consumer debt has topped the previous record set during the financial crisis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

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Conrad Goetzinger and Cassandra Rose struggle to pay their bills as $760 is garnished from their paychecks every two weeks by debt collectors. Twice, Goetzinger's bank account has been emptied by collectors after he failed to payoff a loan for a laptop. Eric Francis/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

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Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. Colin E. Braley/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

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