Aug 10 2011

The next massive debt bubble to crush the economy – 10 charts examining the upcoming implosion of the student loan market. $1 trillion in student loans and defaults sharply increasing.

In the land of predatory bubbles it looks like higher education is now fully caught up in the credit market implosion.  In the same debt produced vein as housing, college used to be a relatively cheap bet with decent results in the long-term.  Even if you went to public universities and picked up a degree […]

Jul 1 2011

College education becomes a predator’s lounge for Wall Street and the government – Since 2000 the real cost of college is up by 23 percent yet the real earnings of college graduates is down by 11 percent.

The cost of going to college seems to defy the rules of fundamental economics and basic gravity.  Over the last decade the real earnings of college graduates has fallen yet the cost of a four year education continues to go up almost oblivious to this fact.  These kinds of dislocations in markets typically signify bubbles […]

Mar 8 2011

College Marauders – Student loan debt inches to $900 billion when only in 2000 it was at $200 billion – Most expensive colleges in country charging nearly $60,000 per year in tuition.

College education is a dream for many Americans.  What the current recession is showing us is that having a college degree is a substantial benefit in getting ahead as long as you don’t put yourself into the abyss of student loan debt.  This has been magnified by the fact that low skilled work and blue […]

May 15 2010

Solving the massive debt problem with more debt. American consumers carry as much debt as annual U.S. GDP. Credit card debt declines but auto loans and student loans go up?

The Federal Reserve has come to the aid of bailing out Greece.  I wonder how many Americans even know that billions of U.S. dollars are going to prop up a failing European country in Greece that got into the mess they are in because of too much debt.  In the end, the Euro is still […]

Sep 6 2009

Does a College Degree Protect your Career? Unemployment Rate for College Graduates Highest on Record.

As many students begin applying for the 2010 academic school year, students are looking at an economic climate where endowments are hit, student loans are more restrictive, and parents have seen 529 plans sink along side their retirement plans.  The upcoming school year will be highly competitive and expensive but will it be worth it?  […]

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