• Companies from corporate giants to hot startups have begun offering perks and programs to tackle employees' stifling student loans

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A college degree may lead to a lucrative career, but the cost of tuition is putting some people so far in debt that a even decent job can't fully lift the burden.
    Companies big and small - including IBM and fitness startup Peloton - offer student loan repayment benefits to employees.
    Research shows employee financial stability is linked to overall well-being and work performance, and workers overwhelmingly prefer companies who offer help with student debt , often over retirement benefits.
    This article is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism .
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  • I took out student loans and it was the best decision I made - here's why

    I took out student loans and it was the best decision I made - here's why

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Student loans can leave young people in thousands of dollars worth of debt, with the average borrower graduating with over $37,000 to pay back.
    Despite the costs, student loans are a worthwhile investment if having that education will lead to a good career and income down the road.
    I took out student loans , and it was the best decision I made - here's why.
    Every time I read about the soul-crushing debt of student loans, I feel a small twinge in the back of my neck. On one hand, I know how badly it feels to be trapped under a mountain of debt - I graduated with close to $70,000 in student...
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