Talking Points: April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

The IRS estimates that business owners don’t pay $125 billion in taxes they owe
every year. ProPublica, October 1, 2018

Seventy-five percent of Americans manage their own finances, with no help from
a professional or online service. Only 17% said they use a financial advisor. CNBC, April 2, 2019

Student debt now exceeds $1.5 trillion and nearly 40% of borrowers are expected
to default by 2023. CNBC, August 13, 2018

The government collected an estimated $4.7 billion in taxes from legal cannabis
companies last year on nearly $13 billion in revenue. Qz.com, November 14, 2018

Despite 100 months of uninterrupted job growth in the U.S., 78% of Americans
live paycheck to paycheck. CNBC, April 10, 2019

In 2011, a typical paper dollar lasted for a little more than three years. But now,
driven in part by our increasingly cashless world, now it lasts nearly eight. NPR, April 8, 2019

“The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money.” IRS auditor

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