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CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jeff Linforth stands at the Chicago Board of Trade signal offers in the Standard & Poors stock index futures pit near the open of trading September 29, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Stocks fell at the open as traders waited for Congress to vote on the $700 billion plan to rescue troubled financial companies. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Millennials are worried that a stock-market crash could derail the US economy

US millennials see a stock-market crash as a key risk to the economy while Older Americans are more concerned about terrorism and geopolitical events.
Credit scores can drop for a number of surprising reasons.

4 credit score horror stories that could happen to anyone

From unpaid bills to misplaced mail, people shared with INSIDER the stories that made their credit scores drop.
Wondering how to pay back student loans? It's not impossible. (The author is not pictured.)

I paid off $40,000 of student loans in 2 years thanks to 3 smart habits

By putting every spare dollar toward his student loan debt, he was able to pay back his student loans about two years after graduation day.
Rich millennials have different financial habits than the rest of their peers.

5 things rich millennials do differently with their money than the rest of their generation

Rich millennials have different financial behaviors and wealth habits than their peers — see how they compare.
Mamie Walker, of Tampa, Florida.

An 84-year-old woman who never attended college says the government cut off her social security over $224,414 in student loan bills

Mamie Walker, of Florida, received a letter from the Treasury Department saying she owed $224,414.50 in student loans, despite never going to college.
Financial planner Jill Schlesinger suggests paying off high-interest loans first. She is not pictured.

A financial planner has advice for a 30-something with over $100,000 in student loans who wants to buy a house near San Francisco: Don’t

Jill Schlesinger, a financial planner, suggests prioritizing debt and building an emergency fund before buying a house.
The author is not pictured.

A string of bad choices after I got married led to the best financial decision I’ve ever made for my family

Holly Johnson and her husband were about $50,000 in debt — and they were tired of it. Now, they're completely debt-free and on a path to retire early.

Goldman Sachs flagged 5 ‘pockets of risk’ that could spark a recession

Goldman Sachs flagged bonds, leveraged loans, auto loans, student loans and commercial real estate as 'pockets of risk' for the US economy.
Young people are drowning in student loan debt.

American millennials are saddled with more than $1 trillion in debt — and student loans make up the biggest share

It's the highest debt exposure for the 18-to-29 age bracket since late 2007, the start of the global financial crisis.
Students can claim one tax credit per year.

4 tax breaks every US college student should know about

Tax deductions and tax credits for college students can help offset the cost of school.