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After more than three years on pause, federal student loan payments are scheduled to resume in October. For the 43 million Americans holding this debt, the resumption of a monthly payment averaging $503 might come as a shock. Household budgets will feel squeezed, discretionary cash stretched thinner and financial stress becoming even more palpable. Financial stress and trauma are already pressing issues for nearly three-quarters of American workers.

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