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How one woman faked her death to escape student loan debt

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s why when faced with mounting college loans, Elizabeth Greenwood orchestrated a “pseudocide” in the form of a fatal car crash in the Philippines to escape the payments. How bad are those student loan debts? The average borrower is carrying about $35K even though salaries are stagnating and only … Continue reading “How one woman faked her death to escape student loan debt”

Desperate times call for desperate measures. That’s why when faced with mounting college loans, Elizabeth Greenwood orchestrated a “pseudocide” in the form of a fatal car crash in the Philippines to escape the payments.

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How bad are those student loan debts? The average borrower is carrying about $35K even though salaries are stagnating and only about 3% of companies are offering assistance to their employees to pay it back.

 
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Lydia Dishman is a staff editor for Fast Company's Work Life section. She has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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