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“Washington’s $523 billion in debt service costs this year was the highest on record. That’s more than Belgium’s entire economic output (or GDP) this year.” -Chris Lowe

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“Thanks to Google, Facebook, and all the other data-gathering operations being run out of Silicon Valley, children born in the last decade will have no concept of privacy.

These companies will record, monitor, and track every single thing they do online. The word ‘privacy’ will be a meaningless term to them….

These Silicon Valley giants gather mindboggling amounts of highly personal data on their 4 billion combined users.

They then hawk it to advertisers… and even pass it on to the National Security Agency (NSA), via court-approved electronic eavesdropping programs….

Every traditional digital financial transaction you’ve ever made – credit card payments, bank transfers, even ATM withdrawals – has been tracked, stored, and monitored.”

-Chris Lowe

Banks are keeping billions of dollars from Americans…  Right now, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, about $350 billion is sitting in brokerage accounts earning an average of 0.12%. That’s about $420 million in interest.  But if all those people with that cash just sitting there moved it to an account earning 1%, the interest earning soars to $3.5 billion a year.  That’s like leaving nearly $3.4 billion in free money on the table.  Make your money work for you.  Stop letting these banks steal your interest.” -David Eifrig

“Money tells you if you are good enough that people are willing to spend their hard earned dollars on you rather than the other seven billion people.” -James Altucher

“The worst you can do is try to compete with the other seven billion people on this planet…. I am not good enough to compete with 7 billion other people on the planet. If you think of a new way to help people, you no longer have to compete with 7 billion other people.” -James Altucher

“HOUSEHOLD DEBT AND CREDIT REPORT (Q1 2017)
Household Debt Reaches New Peak Driven by Gains in Mortgage, Auto, and Student Debt
The CMD’s latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit reveals that total household debt achieved a new peak in the first quarter of 2017, rising by $149 billion to $12.73 trillion—$50 billion above the previous peak reached in the third quarter of 2008. Balances climbed in several areas: mortgages, 1.7 percent; auto loans, 0.9 percent; and student loans, 2.6 percent. Credit card balances fell 1.9 percent this quarter.” -Federal Reserve Bank of New York

“At more than $1.4 trillion in loans outstanding, student loan debt is nearly four times bigger than all the debts of Greece.  And it’s still growing at nearly 20% a year… multiple times faster than the official rate of inflation.  Worse, the government’s own data has showed as much as 30% of this debt – nearly one out of every three loans – isn’t being paid or is already in default….

At more than 1,000 schools – representing about one-quarter of all U.S. colleges and trade schools – more than half of students have already defaulted or failed to pay even one dollar toward these loans within seven years of leaving school.  Across all schools, the data show as many as 40% of borrowers haven’t paid a single dollar toward these loans within seven years.  Looking at just the past three years, this number jumps to more than half – 54% – suggesting this problem is only getting worse, not better.

In other words, according to the government’s own data, at least 40% of this debt – representing more than $500 BILLION that has been packaged up, ‘securitized’, and sold to investors as ‘money good’ – will likely never be paid back at all.” -Porter Stansberry