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Nearly half of all working adults say paying off college loans is a very important financial goal — up 24 percent since 2014. (Photo: iStock)

Seventy percent of employers say improving their workers’ financial wellness is a top benefits objective—up 15 percent since 2015.  They see that poor financial health is causing problems for the American workforce. More specifically, student loan debt is playing havoc with employees’ finances, their stress level and their ability to work toward such financial goals as saving for retirement.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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