- A real (not stated) federal deficit of over $700,000,000,000 a year.
- Record consumer debt.
- Staggering future obligations.
- The first NEGATIVE savings rate since the Great Depression.
- A housing market that's ready to burst.
The message, my few but loyal readers is this: GET YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL HOUSE IN ORDER. Pay off credit card debt as fast as you can. Get into safe investments. Consider some gold just as hedge. Stash some money away every pay period. Aim toward getting out of debt. (I think I'm closing in on that possibility, if only by sheer luck, not any great brilliance on my part.) Batten down the hatches, mates--the storm is a-brewin'.