Study links student loans with lower net worth, housing values after college

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Student loan debt may negatively impact young people’s ability to accumulate wealth after they graduate or drop out of college, a new study suggests. People who had outstanding balances on their student loans when they graduated or dropped out of college had lower net worth, fewer financial and nonfinancial assets, and homes with lower market values when …

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The Gary Null Show – 10.13.15

Prof Robert (Bob) Weber is an assistant professor in the psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School specializing in the psychology and spirituality of aging. A former Jesuit, he received the 2014 Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award from the American Society on Aging, an organization he has served on its leadership council. Bob has degrees from Princeton and Harvard universities and has founded and directed clinical psychology programs for a variety of psychotherapy associations. Together with gerontologist Dr. Jae Thibault, he started the Contemplative Aging site and more recently is the editor and chief blogger of SpiritualityOfAging.com. Robert is the co-author of a recent book, “The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older.”

Joining Prof. Weber is his co-author Dr. Carol Orsborn. During the past 2 decades Carol has authored over 25 books, including “Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn”, that deal with the quality of life for the Boomer generation and life’s stages of transition. She is the founder and chief editor of Fierce with Age, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, and Inspiration and Spirituality. Her articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, PBS’ Next Avenue, and Beliefnet. Carol is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received her doctorate in the History and Critical Theory of Religion at Vanderbilt University. She has served on the faculty of Georgetown, Loyal Marymount, Vanderbilt and other universities. Her website is FierceWithAge.com