The runaway cost to attend college just continues to sprint ahead. The average student loan balance for graduating seniors is now $40,000. This is astronomical considering the per capita wage of Americans is in the high $20,000 range. The math behind this astronomical debt is rather clear and simple to follow. Student debt is one […]
There is a massive student loan epidemic in the United States. Over $1.4 trillion in student debt is floating around in our economy lingering like an albatross on the necks of many young students. While the idea of getting a college degree is more popular today than ever, it would seem like going to spring […]
The Millennial Conundrum: Millennials are bogged down by massive student debt and confiscatory housing prices.
Millennials are a critical group in terms of where the economy goes in the next few years. The economy largely relies on younger people to spend and purchase consumption items. Think of a young couple buying their first home. That in itself is a big purchase. Then comes big ticket items like refrigerators, a family […]
Class of Underemployed: Nearly 50 percent of recent college graduates are working in jobs where no college degree is required.
We don’t send our young into the wilderness for a vision quest as a rite of passage. There are few things in modern society that signify a transition into adulthood. Going to college is one of them. And in debt addicted America, it is no surprise that for many, college debt is the first debt […]
The education and employment myth: Almost two-thirds of people in the labor force do not have a college degree.
There is an ongoing perception that most of the workforce has a college degree. When we say college degree we mean at a minimum a bachelor’s degree. You would think that with $1.3 trillion in student debt outstanding a good portion of the work force would be college educated. The opposite is the truth however. […]
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 […]