The student loan dilemma facing the country is typically told as a story of struggling young college grads burdened with debt in a jobless economy. But it would seem the "young" part of that media narrative doesn't always hold.
Retirees are increasingly seeing their Social Security benefits trimmed to pay back student loans, reports Business Insider
. In 2012, the number of folks roughly 65 or older who saw their SS benefits garnished was approximately 115,000. That's up from half that number in 2007 and only 6 such cases back at the turn of the millennium.