The financial health of Americans has been headline material of late and the prognosis is grim–69 percent of Americans surveyed have less than $1,000 in savings, and 3 percent have nothing put away for emergencies, much less retirement. And when it comes to financial health after college, many young adults are ill-prepared to handle their burdens.
















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Beth Tallman is a financial educator, freelance writer and consultant. She developed the personal finance curriculum for Oberlin College. She writes articles on personal finance and financial education, conducts student workshop, and develops finance curricula and educational content, including the financial literacy lessons for OppU. Ms. Tallman is the Treasurer of Ohio Jump$tart Coalition Financial Literacy Coalition.

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Total Student Loan debt in the U.S. has surpassed $1.45 trillion.
In 2016, average student loan debt was $26,700.
Of 2016 college graduates, 70 percent have student debt.
Average debt of these graduates is over $37,000.