Companies big and small — including IBM and fitness startup Peloton — offer student loan repayment benefits to employees. Research shows employee financial stability is linked to overall well-being and work performance, and many workers prefer companies who offer student loan debt benefits.
Student loans can leave young people in thousands of dollars worth of debt, with the average borrower graduating with over $37,000 to pay back. Despite the costs, student loans are a worthwhile investment if having that education will lead to a good career and income down the road.
Comcast announced Thursday that it was backing out of its bid for Fox, leaving the door open for Disney to finally acquire many of Fox's assets. This would mean Fox's superhero properties would be available to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the X-Men and Fantastic Four.