Whenever I bring up student loans with a co-worker or friends they get a sad look on their face, like they’re f***ed. Most will be f***ed their whole life because they can’t manage debt properly and that 10-year student loan will turn out to be a 30-year mortgage. Unfortunately, there are 44 million people with student loans (30-year mortgages) that total a whopping $1.5 trillion according to this Forbes report.
More bad news for the network liars. According to this Fortune report, more and more people are cord cutting forcing companies like AT&T and Comcast to raise their rates.
The rate of consumers dropping their cable and satellite TV packages hit the highest level ever in the last three months of 2018. And for the first time in a few years, the losses weren’t more than offset by people signing up for Internet TV subscriptions.
I ran across an interesting article at cnbc.com that claims Tesla is the next Amazon. This is one of those times I wish I had some “f*ck you” money lying around to invest. Elon Musk, in my opinion, is an enigma. He’s an entertaining CEO who is willing to give the establishment the middle finger. Even more important is the fact that Musk is a disrupter, something the legacy media and corporations despise.
I’ve often thought, the easiest way to crash the U.S. economy and get the bankers attention would be for all 44 million Americans to skip next months student loan payment. Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to get my plan off the ground due to a new proposal outlined in this corporate media report.
One year ago, we did a round-up of the 50 largest office sales to close in the U.S. during 2016. Our analysis showed a slight slowdown in office sales activity compared to the previous year, but buyer interest remained strong. In keeping with tradition, we’re doing the same thing this year, to see if that interest waned during 2017.
According to this Bloomberg report Walmart will allow employees access to early pay….How nice of them.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., working with two financial-technology startups, will allow its 1.5 million-strong U.S. workforce to draw on their salary ahead of payday — or squirrel some of it away for a rainy day.
I often joke with my wife that she is the only good thing that has come out of Baltimore in the last 30 years. She grew up in Towson, a suburb right outside of the City, and when we go back to visit her family even she has trouble believing what has become of her hometown.
A ride through Baltimore usually consists of locking your doors, rolling up your windows and having your head on a 360-degree swivel. Baltimore faces the same challenges as many other inner cities: rotting infrastructure, thousands of abandoned homes, potholes that haven’t been fixed in almost a decade, and trash littered everywhere on the side of the road. These are just the basic things your tax dollars should be taking care of. On the flip side, Baltimore has more pressing problems like a skyrocketing murder rate, a police force that’s gone rogue, a heroin and opioid epidemic that is ruining the city, violent street gangs, a school system that is failing to teach kids the basic like reading and math, economic woes and a city Government that is always involved in a scandal.