WAS IT WORTH IT?
56% of the $1.54 trillion of student loan debt in the United States is held by individuals with graduate degrees, i.e., beyond a bachelor’s degree (source: Federal Reserve, 2019 data).
Over the past 15 years, craft brewing rising popularity means that 85% of American snow live within ten miles of a brewery. Although craft brewers only make up 14% of beer, they use 32% of the American hop crop. (Source: Outside)
BAD, BUT NOT THAT BAD
The 3/27/20 CARES Act included $139 billion of relief for the 50 US states. From 2/29/20 to 8/31/20, the tax revenue collected by all US states is down $30 billion over the same 6-month period form a year earlier. When the CARES Act was being debated in Congress, US governors requested financial support of $500 billion from lawmakers. (Source: National Governors Association)
THE MOST PAID
The maximum Social Security benefit paid to a worker retiring at full retirement age in 2021 is $3,148 per month, more than double the $1,536 per month maximum benefit paid 20 years earlier in 2001. (Source: Social Security)