“debt” Charts

Student Debt Could Hold You Back in the Future »

Student debt burdens are weighing on economic fortunes of younger Americans. Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 415
Score: 9

Considering The Cost of College: Earnings by Education »

The median annual salaries of Americans across all races increases markedly with each level of educational attainment, though not equally.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 288
Score: 6

Spend It Or Lose It »

What happens when federal government agencies that spend all their money are rewarded with bigger budgets? This chart breaks down…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 427
Score: 6

Think Income Inequality is Bad? Take a Look at Wealth »

While the highest-earning fifth of U.S. families earned 59.1% of all income, the richest fifth held 88.9% of all wealth.…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 402
Score: 5

#OccupyEducation: Higher Student Debt, Lower Quality of Life »

Quality of life in terms of financial and physical well-being is drastically different for college grads who walked away with…

Kathleen Reynolds
by: Kathleen Reynolds
views: 190
Score: 4

Danger on the Third Rail »

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 243
Score: 4

Think the U.S. Has a Lot of Debt? Try These Countries »

Although the United States has a very large outstanding public debt, it is useful to measure that debt compared to…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 66
Score: 3

In Debt? You're Not Alone »

About 75 percent of Americans are in debt right now and owe a total of more than $11.5 trillion, according…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 290
Score: 3

Student Debt... It's Worse Than You Thought »

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the total outstanding educational debt has nearly tripled in the the…

Natalie Lubsen
by: Natalie Lubsen
views: 176
Score: 3

Student Loan vs. Credit Card Debt in US »

Student loan debt increased 13.9% in the United States from 2013 to 2014. It now outweighs total US credit card…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 170
Score: 3

Student Debt - More Than They Bargained For »

A new study finds college students are taking on larger loans than they understand. “College students do not have a…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 185
Score: 2

The US Government Owes Lots Of Money ... To Itself »

About 30 percent of the total US federal debt falls under the category of intragovernmental holdings: money the government owes…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 85
Score: 2

To Whom Do We Owe Our Great National Debt? »

For many people, the total amount of US debt is beyond comprehension. But to whom do we owe such an…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 131
Score: 2

Average Student Loan Debt Has Increased 177% Since 1989 »

With the cost of a college education continually on the rise, student debt has shot up tremendously in recent years.…

Michael Collier
by: Michael Collier
views: 356
Score: 2

The Dark Side of Overspending »

There’s a saying that goes, “shoot for the moon – even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Unfortunately…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 227
Score: 2

Top 5 Biggest Municipal Bankruptcies in U.S. History »

On July 18, 2013, the City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the amount of $18 billion, the…

Steven Davies
by: Steven Davies
views: 179
Score: 2

The Race of Debt »

With college tuition skyrocketing many people are having to take out loans. What does the distribution of debt among college…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 100
Score: 1

College Costs Slipping Out of Even the Upper Class' Reach »

While there is a clear relation between an American college graduate's chances of finishing school with debt and their socioeconomic…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 74
Score: 1

Education Debt Skyrockets for American Families »

While most Americans still owe less than $25,000 in debt from educational loans, college costs have persistently risen faster than…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 110
Score: 1

The Truth About Global Government Spending »

Following the 2008 financial crisis, many pundits claimed that a major cause of the persistent worldwide economic recession was the…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 154
Score: 1

Keeping Wealth for the Few Doesn't Work: US Savings Struggle »

Huge swathes of the richest nation in the history of humanity live with little to no wealth to their name.…

In These Times
by: In These Times
views: 222
Score: 1

Chairman Ryan’s Supposed Budget Slashing »

Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget supposedly cuts federal government spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years. However, this slash…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 3148
Score: 1

Battle of the Budgets: Ryan vs. Obama »

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget for the next ten years presents a vastly different picture than President Obama’s. Ryan’s budget would…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 566
Score: 1

House Passes Resolution to Raise Debt Ceiling »

Despite pressure from conservative groups, House Speaker, John Boehner allowed a vote to raise the debt ceiling on February 11.…

Matthew Lawlor
by: Matthew Lawlor
views: 117
Score: 1

Federal Spending Remains Flat »

The CBO released its new budget outlook today. The chart below shows total federal spending since 2000. Spending was way…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 77
Score: 1

Bernanke's View of Fiscal Policy »

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke stated that 'except for in 2009, we’ve had very tight fiscal policy'. In Keynesian economics,…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 133
Score: 1

3 Cents »

Could the sequester have been avoided? Yes! Washington could have cut 3 cents on every dollar it spends as an…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 160
Score: 1

How Much Did The National Debt Increase In 2013? »

To start off 2014 we thought we’d break down the amount added to the national debt in 2013. Warning: looking…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 293
Score: 1

Comparing Detroit's Debt Obligation to Federal Government's »

The city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in large part due to the city’s huge unfunded obligations, which totaled $26,655…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 110
Score: 1

Advice From The Experts: Investors' Philosophy On Debt »

An ancient proverb advised that it was better to go to bed hungry than wake up in debt. Does that…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 1107

Americans, In Debt »

Benjamin Franklin once said that it was better to go to bed without dinner than rise in debt. It seems…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 113

The Timeline of America's Debt »

By the start of 2015, America's total national debt exceeded 18 trillion dollars, and it continues to grow by billions…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 87

America's Debt, In Perspective »

Oftentimes, when the American debt is reported on, it is difficult to conceptualize. Trillions upon trillions of dollars may seem…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 140

#OccupyEducation: Median Amount of Student Loans Has Doubled »

The median amount of money American college students are borrowing by the time they graduate has more than doubled since…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 163

Student Loan Debt Shows No Signs of Slowing »

Total outstanding student loan debt continues to grow at a steady pace and constitutes hundreds of billions of dollars more…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 60

Look to the North for Fiscal Reform »

From 1995 to 1998, Canada turned its $32 billion federal deficit into a $2.5 billion surplus. Canada's federal spending as…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 47
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