Would Cancelling All Student Debt Help The Economy? – Petoskey News-Review

Policymakers have been struggling to identify ways to deal with America’s staggering student loan debt. As of January 2018, Student Loan Hero estimated total outstanding student loan debt at $1.48 trillion, affecting 44 million Americans. Thanks to this debt burden, young Americans are having difficulty achieving typical financial milestones such as home ownership. Here’s a…

Is Singapore’s Debt Consolidation Plan working? Household Debt Data shows mixed signals – The Online Citizen

by ValuePenguin In 2017, the Association of Banks in Singapore introduced a new financial instrument called debt consolidation plan (DCP) to help consumers rein in their bloating debt problem. Essentially, this was meant to help individual borrowers combine their high interest loans into one that could be gradually managed down over 1 to 10 years. But, it also had some…