The next collapse is potentially coming. A government cannot keep printing money while keeping the interest rates low and still expect to fight off inflation. What is happening now is called Modern Monetary Theory and I encourage you to read the linked article. As long as we continue to support the government with our taxes and other means of extortion, they will continue to be able to pump out aid to whomever they want. If they need more money, they just print more. If they think they are going to run short of money, they will just increase taxes. The workers are the lifeblood of this system and merely tools. In short, the government does not care about you in particular. Just your contribution to their machine. They will spend the money how they see fit and give you crumbs. Oh wait, this sounds familiar. I think we have seen this happen in other countries that have eventually collapsed... No matter what ends up happening due to this theory, your finances will be severely impacted.