A Loan with My Degree

Hank is trying to survive after graduate school while saddled with mounting student loan debt. He speaks with his loan service provider about his options.

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Student Loans at 8.5%: A Government Created Crisis

This past Friday, May 25, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an orthodontist who currently has over $1 million in student loan debt.  Dr. Mike Meru, the orthodontist, pays over $1,500 per month, but in about two decades, his balance is expected to balloon to $2 million.  His original principal balance was $601,506. …

2015: The Year of the Goose

Canada Goose.  If you have not heard of this company, well, you should have because 2015 is the year of the goose.  Yes, Kate Upton adorned one of their coats back in February 2013, but this year it will go full mainstream. Already considered a cult by some, especially those in Canadian (duh!) and European markets,…

A Tale of Two Avenues

The rain came down in droves.  I took a right from 38th street onto Park Avenue, one of the most spectacular streets I have ever seen in my life.  Grander in my opinion than many other famous stretches of road, including France's beloved Champs-Elysees.  The old Pan Am building, currently known as the MetLife building, towers…

Death to the Oceans

The Pacific Ocean is dying.  Regardless of whether you agree with global warming or climate change, it is scientifically indisputable that carbon dioxide emitted into the air is polluting oceans around the world.  In the past 200 years, oceans have absorbed over 118 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, with 43% of that absorption occurring…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 2

As mentioned in the previous Wall Street post, Part 2 will focus on the various bubbles that occurred throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. At the end of the 1990s, the investment banks fueled a massive bubble of internet stocks.  A bubble, as referenced in "Part 1", is an overvaluation of security prices that…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 1

Today we remember our veterans.  We remember those who served and continue to serve our great country, the United States of America.  As I mentioned in my post yesterday, our country would not be what it is today without the bravery and courage of our veterans. While we honor our veterans and thank them for…