The national debt of the United States surpassed $34 trillion at the end of 2023. On top of the expanding national debt, the cost of paying off that debt is also rising.
“At some point, [creditors] may look at us and say, ‘Your political system is broken, your debt is out of control, there’s no plausible path to bring it back in line, and so we’re going to start demanding higher interest rates, and that [could] lead to a bidding war, and that [could] ultimately lead to, in the worst-case scenario, a financial crisis.”— Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)
How might America’s debt affect portfolios, and what can consumers do to help protect themselves?
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Related headlines from around the web:
- Fox Business: “U.S. national debt tops $34T for first time in history”
- CNBC: “U.S. deficit tops half a trillion dollars in the first quarter of fiscal year”
- Reuters: “Gold firms as Middle East concerns boost safe-haven demand”
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