Posts Tagged ‘growing’

“The married couple of 20 years is just a step away from financial disaster….

Millions of over-leveraged consumers – who can’t distinguish between a ‘want’ and a ‘need’, refuse to live within their means, require a certain standard of living, and use most of their available credit without knowing when or how they’ll pay it off – are a big credit risk. They live on the edge of default….

Inevitably, irresponsible lending always leads to a bust….  Credit-card debt is growing so fast, it’s even outpacing strong wage growth….

Trouble is brewing… It’s only a matter of time before this recklessness blows up.” -Bill McGilton

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Japan faced its “lost decade” one decade before we did. And its government attacked the problem the same way our government has in the United States, with dramatically lower interest rates and dramatically increased government spending.

Twenty years later, Japan’s economy is still not growing. It still has extremely low interest rates. And thanks to all the government spending, Japan now has the world’s highest ratio of government debt-to-GDP. (Ominously, Japanese real estate has not started a recovery, either.)” -Steve Sjuggerud