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Student debt is a pervasive issue for nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US, and a barrier to financial security for many of them. Its impact is disproportionately felt by workers who are Black, Latinx and women. As student loan payments resume this month after being paused for several years during the pandemic, the financial implications of student loan repayments on both short-term finances and retirement are on the minds of American workers.

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