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The 'Productivity Of Debt' Myth
Seeking Alpha
Editor's note: Originally published at tsi-blog.com on July 23, 2018. Page 4 in Hoisington Investment Management's latest Quarterly Review and Outlook contains a discussion about the falling productivity of debt problem. According to Hoisington and ...



Washington Post

Managing Debt in Retirement Takes Some Planning
Washington Post
Owing money in retirement isn't ideal — but most people do. Seventy percent of U.S. households headed by people ages 65 to 74 had at least some debt in 2016, according to the Federal Reserve's latest Survey of Consumer Finances. So did half of those ...



Reuters

Mortgage, Groupon and card debt: how the bottom half bolsters US economy
Reuters
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - By almost every measure, the U.S. economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer spending reveals how the boom continues in large part by the poorer half of Americans fleecing their ...

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The Fonzie-Ponzi Theory Of Government Debt
Seeking Alpha
An important question in today's economy and financial markets is, “How much government debt is too much?”. But today's most influential talking heads rarely attempt to answer that question. Here's my perspective, which I'll explain in the most obvious ...



Should You Pay Off Debt or Build Your Emergency Fund?
Journal Times
When it comes to managing their finances, Americans clearly have some work to do. Not only has U.S. credit card debt reached an all-time high, but most adults are also ill-equipped to handle a financial emergency. In fact, 40% of Americans claim they ...

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Haaretz

Business in Brief: Moody's Raises Israel Debt Outlook to Positive
Haaretz
Moody's Investors Service revised Israel's sovereign debt outlook Friday to “positive” from “stable” and affirmed its A1 rating, citing the “favorable” fiscal situation and “increasingly resilient economy.” The agency noted the government debt ratio ...

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Wall Street Journal

Hedge Funds Set to Face Off Over Debt-Ridden Windstream
Wall Street Journal
Some distressed-debt professionals also believe Windstream has a viable business and a reasonable chance to turn it around within the next few years as it raises cash from asset sales and deploys new technology. One sign that investors are bullish on ...



Taxpayers seeking debt relief should feel relieved
Lexology
Debt restructuring and debt relief within the business environment has been undertaken since time immemorial. Given the current economic climate, such debt restructuring and relief has been increasingly implemented and with that it has received ...



Washington Post

IRS outsources debt collection to private firms, and the poor feel the sting, watchdog charges
Washington Post
Nina E. Olson, head of the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, says a private debt collections program is not doing enough to spare people struggling to pay for food and shelter from additional drains on their income. She has also urged the IRS to stop ...



Washington Monthly | Will Republicans Ever Stop Lying About the ...
Washington Monthly
Despite all his anti-Trump bluster, John Kasich peddles the same deceitful pronouncements about the debt as the rest of the GOP. by Mike Lofgren. July 21 ...

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