The Long Slow Recovery

Recent economic news provided two important statistics. At the current rate of job creation, it will take nine years to get back the number of jobs lost during the recession. The unemployment numbers could get worse in the months ahead. Continue reading

Thoughts On An Economic Recovery

Is the economy going to recover anytime soon? Don’t look to the middle class to help. In a word, people are tapped out. Consider the following: since the 1970′s, income for the average worker has not kept up with inflation. That means sons are earning less than their fathers. Meanwhile, he costs for necessities like health care, energy, and education continue to rise. If you are struggling to keep your head above water, this is probably the reason. Continue reading