Global Debt Overhang

You haven’t heard much about the U.S. government’s debt, in part because, as a percentage of the economy, the growth of our national debt has slowed dramatically. (See chart) But measured on a global scale, the world’s $152 trillion of debt—from consumers, corporations and governments worldwide—is more than double the balance at the start of […]

“Grexit” Vote Coming

Any way you look at it, the standoff between the nation of Greece and the leaders of the European Union is a mess. But it may not be quite the problem that the press is making it out to be.

In case you haven’t been following the story, the gist of it is that the […]

How to Make Good on Your Best Intentions

 

Among many other things, your U.S. government keeps track of the most popular New Year’s resolutions (you can find them here), and the list is about what you’d expect. At the top of the list is “lose weight,” followed by, in order of popularity:

Volunteer to help others Quit smoking Get a better education […]