Posts Tagged ‘worse’

“Even worse than financial ignorance is financial negligence.” -Justin Ford

Debt Health

Posted: December 20, 2018 in Debt, Thought for the Day
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“The more debt you have the worse your mental health tends to be. And we don’t know which comes first. Your mental health problems lead to more debt? Or your debt leads to more mental health problems? But we know they play off of each other.” -Amy Morin

“You can almost always get a little boost by spending money you don’t have. But unless you’re investing in something that will make a profit, you’re just wasting time and money… and making the situation worse.” -Bill Bonner

“Americans are reaching retirement age in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president.” -Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2018

“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

Worse Things

Posted: October 30, 2016 in Uncategorized
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“The only thing worse than being hated is being forgotten.” –Steve Sjuggerud

The situation in auto loans is dangerous.  But the situation developing in student loans is much worse.  Here, loan totals have grown enormously – with wild abandon – over the past decade.  The total amount of student loans has doubled since 2009, to more than $1.3 trillion.  And why shouldn’t students borrow money like mad?  Much like subprime car buyers, they have no intention to ever pay it back….  The U.S. Department of Education reports that 51% of students are currently not servicing their debts.  That’s from data compiled last year.  Since then, the number of students getting deferments has soared, thanks to aggressive marketing of Obama’s various college-loan programs.  Not surprisingly, students who take deferments are much more likely to eventually default.” -Porter Stansberry