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Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) – The global economy is heading for an unprecedented confluence of economic, financial and debt crises, following the explosion of deficits, borrowing and debt over the past few decades. In the private sector, the mountain of debt includes that of households (such as mortgages, credit cards, car loans, student loans, personal …

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401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Hit an All-Time High of 'Worrying', Says Vanguard

401(k) Hardship Withdrawals Hit an All-Time High of ‘Worrying’, Says Vanguard

Amid stubbornly high inflation, a record proportion of Americans are turning their 401(K) accounts into emergency piggy banks, according to Vanguard. Dissecting data from a sample of about five million employer-sponsored 401(k) accounts that Vanguard manages, the researchers said that 0.5% made hardship withdrawals in October. It’s a “worrying” all-time high, said retirement savings and …

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Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

Banks are more than $1 trillion short of capital, analyst says, who fears shortfall will only get worse

The new year is fast approaching and one idea for where to invest is the banking sector, whose margins benefit from high interest rates, at undemanding valuations. This statement may surprise those who think that the US banking industry has about $2.2 trillion in capital. But it reduces that figure in several ways. First, he …

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Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Anyone watching the market knows that stocks have been hammered since the Federal Reserve started in March, which turned into an aggressive series of interest rate hikes, but Deutsche Bank strategists say they might be surprised to learn that these rate hikes are probably not the culprit. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.32% has experienced a …

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How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet sheds light on people’s debt repayment journeys. This month, Jae Bratton shares how she and her husband focused on erasing debt, fueled by the hope of starting a family. My story of letting go of over $53,046 in debt over two teachers’ salaries …

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How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

How two teachers killed a $53,000 debt monster in 3 years

This article is reproduced with permission from NerdWallet. In this series, NerdWallet sheds light on people’s debt repayment journeys. This month, Jae Bratton shares how she and her husband focused on erasing debt, fueled by the hope of starting a family. My story of letting go of over $53,046 in debt over two teachers’ salaries …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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Can't afford to retire?  Why "working longer" isn't good retirement advice.

Can’t afford to retire? Why “working longer” isn’t good retirement advice.

Financial planners generally advise you to work as long as you can, so you can increase your retirement savings while waiting for a larger Social Security check. But such advice assumes you have the luxury of deciding when to stop working. Tens of millions of Americans do not. Here’s the truth: retiring early, even at …

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My wife agreed to vouch for her son's rental without telling me.  His car was seized for non-payment of his loan.  What should I do?

My wife agreed to vouch for her son’s rental without telling me. His car was seized for non-payment of his loan. What should I do?

Dear Quentin, About four days ago I received an email from my wife’s bank saying that someone had requested her login username through a password reset. When I asked my wife about this she said she forgot her username and was trying to get my stepson access to her online portal so he could download …

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'This situation is unprecedented': 10 crazy things detailed in FTX's bankruptcy filing

‘This situation is unprecedented’: 10 crazy things detailed in FTX’s bankruptcy filing

On Thursday, John Ray, III, the new CEO of FTX, filed a long-awaited statement in US bankruptcy court, giving a sober assessment of the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire. The bankruptcy court filing followed a whirlwind of events, including the publication of explosive texts that Bankman-Fried sent to a Vox reporter earlier this week. …

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