Apr 9, 2018

04/09/2018: Income sharing — the new alternative to student loans?

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(Markets Edition) The Trump administration is proposing to cut nearly $130 billion over a decade to SNAP, the country's federal food stamp program. We'll look at what this could mean for brick-and-mortar stores that sell groceries. Afterwards, we'll explain why…

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Can income share agreements solve the student debt problem?

Apr 9, 2018
For those who graduated in 2004, student loan default rates will approach 40 percent.
Students pull a mock 'ball & chain' representing the $1.4 trilling outstanding student debt at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where second presidential debate will be held between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton.
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(Markets Edition) The Trump administration is proposing to cut nearly $130 billion over a decade to SNAP, the country’s federal food stamp program. We’ll look at what this could mean for brick-and-mortar stores that sell groceries. Afterwards, we’ll explain why gas prices are higher during the summer, and then talk with Sheila Bair — former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. — about an alternative to student debt that would have you paying a percentage of your income.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC