Comments on: Are Americans really saving? http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/ Shining a light on the dismal science Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:39:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Austin Apartment Pro http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/comment-page-1/#comment-743 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:48:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/?p=1637#comment-743 Not to sound too cynical but the idea that Americans are saving simply because consumer spending has dropped is laughable. The inability to obtain credit for more purchases just means that cash is being used to fund necessities, rather than credit being used to fund things we really couldn’t afford in the first place. The end result is not saving, just spending less money and hopefully incurring less debt.

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By: Lorne Schaffer http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/comment-page-1/#comment-739 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:29:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/?p=1637#comment-739 …why is it that many Americans don’t know that the Federal Reserve is a private business.
I’m no conspiracy theorist but it seems strange that for a country in so much trouble,one would seriously think about improving it’s banking system..starting with the Fed…

God bless Canada….

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By: Kaikane http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/comment-page-1/#comment-738 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:21:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/?p=1637#comment-738 Haven’t we always heard that paying off a credit card balance at 9% is like making 9% on your money?
Sounds like investing to me!

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By: yr http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/comment-page-1/#comment-737 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 19:57:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/?p=1637#comment-737 It seems Americans are simply getting poorer

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/2009/07/13/are-americans-really-saving/comment-page-1/#comment-735 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 15:02:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/macroscope/?p=1637#comment-735 If you assume not spending money equals saving then yes, I believe the lack of spending is more a case of not having the money to do so.

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