Why You Shouldn't Worry About the Student Loan Crisis

The biggest stories from Monday’s world of finance.

Mar 10, 2014 at 3:03PM

In today's episode of Where the Money Is, the Motley Fool's everything-financials show, banking analyst David Hanson is joined by Fool contributor Patrick Morris to discuss Visa and MasterCard's latest innovation to encourage banks and retailers to accept new security technologies. Patrick and David dive deeper the shares of MasterCard and Visa and remind investors of an important investing lesson.

At the 5:23 mark of the show, Patrick tell and viewers why the panic around the student loan "crisis" in the United States needs more context. Patrick and David discuss the increased number of students going to college, the invisible costs of not going to college, and the government effort to crack down on predatory lending and false advertising.

To wrap up the show, Patrick and David continue take a viewers question, test each other's stock knowledge, as well as search Twitter for some insights and quick news tidbits.

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David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Patrick Morris owns shares of Bank of America and US Bancorp. The Motley Fool recommends Bank of America, eBay, MasterCard, Twitter, and Visa. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America, eBay, MasterCard, and Visa. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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