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Student loan debt may be "good debt" if you're boosting your future earning power with an education and if you don't take on too much. (Tribune photo/

Don't let debt myths become debt traps

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After working in banking and financial counseling for many years, I've noticed some recurring themes about debt. When looking at our finances, it is easy to justify and rationalize our habits and actions, but sometimes it is to our financial disadvantage to buy into these myths. See if you have found yourself saying or thinking any of the following:


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