Talking Points: Health Care, Housing, Estate Planning

Health Care, Housing, Estate Planning

A JAMA study found that 63% of the U.S. increase in health care spending from 1996 to 2013 was attributable to providers doing more for patients in each visit and charging more for those procedures. The New York Times, January 2, 2018

Home prices have soared by an average 48% since 2011, while incomes increased by just 15% in the same period. The Week, March 16, 2018

Seventy-four percent of Americans said estate planning is confusing. Only a bit more than half of Americans have a will and just 17% have a trust. Only 10% of those without a will or trust have spoken with an attorney or other professional. Wealth Counsels’ Estate Planning Awareness Survey

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Voltaire

U.S. household debt grew at its fastest pace in 11 years. MarketWatch, March 8, 2018

The printing of U.S. money has two active printing facilities- one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Fort Worth, Texas. Together they use 9.7 tons of ink per day. Visual Capitalist, July 5,2017

“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.” Mortimer Adler

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