Older Adults & Debt: Trends, Trade-offs, and Tools to Help

More seniors than ever before are carrying debt into retirement–and often accumulate more debt from the basic costs of living.

This issue brief explores the common sources of senior debt, including findings from a survey of aging network professionals who work with seniors facing economic insecurity. It explores some of the trade-offs these older adults make to balance their expenses with their basic needed, and points to resources that can help with debt and seeking other forms of income.