Category Archives: Education

What’s going on with education debt?

By | March 5, 2017

Reading the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances published by the Fed, something really worrisome starts to emerge from the results. Education debt has grown at a remarkable pace over the last 27 years. Lets start by looking at the average amount of education debt for years 1989, 2001, and 2013 (all values are in 2013 dollars). The rise of education related… Read More »

Who cares about inflation?

By | February 14, 2017

I sometimes wonder how so many “retirement calculators” can get this one so wrong. Most are designed to provide an estimated value of your 401k, your IRA, or your HSA in 20, 30, or even 40 plus years! But what exactly does one million really mean by the year 2047? To make the obvious point slightly… Read More »