Is College Worth It? The $1.4 trillion question gets harder to answer as a record number of Americans attend universities.
One of the most perplexing questions on the minds of young Americans today is whether college is worth the associated tuition cost. It is rather humbling to see that $1.4 trillion in student debt is outstanding today. That is more than auto debt and credit card debt. College tuition has outpaced virtually every category that […]
Student debt apocalypse: Median wages up 1.6% over last 25 years while median student debt is up 163.8%.
Student debt is out of control. Over $1.3 trillion in student debt is floating out in the current economic system. Most of this debt is saddled firmly on the backs of younger Americans who coincidentally are also entering into a job market with incredibly low wages. This idea of high tuition with low wages isn’t […]
The young carry the weight of student debt: Of the more than $1.3 trillion in student debt outstanding over 66 percent is carried by those 39 and younger.
The compounding problems with student debt are getting louder as each year passes by. Student debt outstanding is now at a whopping $1.3 trillion and most of this is being carried by young Americans. While college costs have soared for most many recent college graduates are working in jobs were wages are low. This has […]
The two trillion dollar towers of student and auto debt: As Americans are unable to afford homes, many go deep into debt to finance their education and cars.
As Americans continue to see their income lag inflation, many are unable to purchase homes in a market driven by hot money and a crowding out effect brought on by investors. But people want to spend money, even money they don’t have. So instead of buying homes, Americans have been on a car buying spree […]
How subprime loans keep the bubble going: Subprime auto loans continue to grow as credit worthy customers drop out of the market.
Low interest rates create an environment that encourages debt based spending. In regards to monetary policy, this is how you grease the wheels to get the economic engine spinning. As part of your financial arsenal this can be used in moderation but the Fed has been using maximum credit leverage since the economy imploded and […]
7 million college debtors have yet to make a single student loan payment in last year. The college debt bubble grows.
The student debt problem continues to spiral out of control as millions of young Americans enter the workforce only to be greeted by low paying jobs and the monthly bill for their college experience. For the most part studies show that college graduates do better than non-college graduates. Yet these studies fail to take into […]
The financial gouging of the American college student: Tuition is up 300 percent from 1990 and total outstanding student debt has grown by over 1 trillion dollars since 2000.
Inflation is such an insidious standard of living destroyer. Little by little those dollars in your wallet get worth less and you suddenly find yourself needing to go into large levels of debt to purchase cornerstones of the American Dream. Going to college has been the dream for many Americans after the G.I. Bill was […]