Wednesday, February 21, 2018

10 Looming Financial Disasters

In no particular order...

  1. Wages are not keeping up with the cost of housing in the US.  Or Australia for that matter.  This is a simple math equation, the answer to which can spell disaster for a large swath of Americans.
  2. In fact there are number of issues with housing that could impact all levels of society.
  3. Pensions are going bankrupt and so is the pension insurance program.  Another math equation only this one looks more like a Ponzi scheme which is about to topple.
  4. Layoffs and "streamlining" businesses is the order of the day (examples here and here).
  5. You can look forward to more interest rate hikes.
  6. US jobs are moving overseas even faster than before.
  7. Meanwhile Americans are carrying more debt (didn't they learn anything from the last recession??).
  8. Many states are in deep financial crisis (examples here and here).
  9. Trade issues are also a thing since politics and trade are deeply intertwined.
  10. And don't forget the potential economic impact of climate change.
Plan now to protect yourself to the best of your ability for these potential financial disasters.

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