04/16/2013 11:45 am ET

16 Women On How They're Dealing With Debt

Tax day: a time of reckoning or relief as we take a good look at what we’ve made, what we owe, and where all our money is going. Huge portions of salaries end up loan payments, as Americans’ debts total more than 2.7 trillion dollars, roughly a trillion just in student loans. And as American women go to college in greater numbers, pay more for health insurance, and are paid 82 cents on every dollar men are paid, no wonder they carry more debt than American men.

The Cut asked sixteen women how debt has affected their relationships, careers, and plans for the future.

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