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Those with student loan debt putting off marriage, survey says

About one in five households carry student loan debt, a burden that delays marriage and investments. (Source: CNN) About one in five households carry student loan debt, a burden that delays marriage and investments. (Source: CNN)

BOULDER, CO (CNN) - Many Americans are apparently being forced to make big lifestyle sacrifices because of student loan debt.

They are putting off getting married, buying a home or saving for retirement, according to a survey from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

One reason could be that the majority of borrowers didn't anticipate having a tough time repaying the loans.

About one in five households currently carry student loan debt.

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