"The majority of Americans (88%) say it is not at all acceptable to cheat on taxes; this ethical attitude is not changing over time."
"The government is the primary lender for students who borrow for college, but it relies on 8 outside contractors to service its $1.3 trillion portfolio."
In 1996, young people (20s-30s) launched 35% of startups. By 2014, it was 18%."
"Vanguard is the largest institutional shareholder of American Outdoor Brands, the maker of the AR-15 assault rifle."
"Student loan debt has more than doubled in the last decade, eclipsing every other kind of consumer debt besides mortgages."
"Over 90% of student loans are guaranteed by the Dept. of Education - if a recession causes unemployment, triggering mass defaults... could prove burdensome for the government budget."
"Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, many of the island’s roughly 44,000 small businesses that haven’t benefited from reconstruction spending are still struggling."
"Fewer than 6% of all decision-makers at U.S. venture capital firms are women."
"60% of millennials admit to spending more than $4 on coffee."
"The government currently spends $46 million on minting pennies every year."
"Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke."
"76.83% of certified financial planner professionals are male and 23.16% are female."
"For working Millennial Latinos as 83 percent have nothing saved for retirement."
"Personal loans are the now the fastest growing consumer debt category. Outstanding personal loan balances now stand at $120 billion."
"In 2017, female full-time, year-round workers made only 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent."
"In 2014, older women received on average $4,500 less annually in Social Security benefits than men did."
"Two-Thirds of Americans aren’t putting money in their 401(k)."