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Jennifer Richardson was ready to just give up on her employment search, believing there was no hope because of the economy.
But the economy was not holding her back from finding employment, but rather mistakes she was making during the search. With the unemployment rate steady at around 8 percent in Colorado, Richardson experienced the frustration many are feeling across the state.
“I’ve never quit anything in my life, but I was so stressed and energy depleted, I was close to just stopping my search,” Richardson said. “I’m glad I didn’t.”
Like so many searching for a job,... (more)
If you are one of those people who uses food stamps and/or asks for money and you aren't working and you are capable then perhaps think about what kind of message you are sending and how pathetic you're making yourself look. Yes, this is harsh reality. Simply because you were a lawyer, doesn't mean during difficult economic times that you cannot get a job bagging groceries to get by. The point is very clear. Good luck finding a job, and remember someone can always use a worker, it's up to you to find them. The unemployment rate is not your economy. Make your own economy.(more)
...humiliation. Then I would agonize over if, when and how I would spend this money. At least I still went for the occasional $2 morning coffee. It kept me in touch with the world when I felt I was floating away into irrelevancy.
Because in the US, if you’re not contributing to the economy, what good are you? Life here is so centered upon how much we are earning – and spending – that it is nearly impossible not to internalize those ideas. When I lived in Paris and my friends were all struggling as I was, we could spend an evening over a bottle of wine, splitting the... (more)
Thursday saw the largest one hour drop on the New York Stock Exchange in the history of the exchange and no one wants to take the blame.
The theory goes that someone as yet unknown was typing in a sell order and inadvertently typed a “b” in front of “illion” instead of an “m” so that the sale order read “$16 billion” instead of “$16 million”. The result was a massive sell-off of stocks that caused the market to drop 1000 points in almost half an hour.
You’re thinking, “So what?” Well, if you’re a liberal, then you’re thinking that along with, “serves the bastards right.”... (more)
“To be, or not to be: that is the question”, the opening line is of course from “Hamlet”, and throughout the centuries this masterpiece of a drama, along with its timeless soliloquy has been studied and dissected by countless theologians and philosophers through the years. What was the profound message behind these immortal words?
Many scholars have interpreted Shakespeare’s words has a choice between ("to be") and life of silent acceptance…or ("not to be") as a primary focus of Hamlet's dilemma. However, if we take those timeless words with their profound meaning within the context... (more)
...this happened. America was on the verge of a colossal financial disaster. The top income tax rate stood at a staggering 77%, the stock market was on the verge of losing one half of its value, unemployment stood at 11.7% and the federal government was printing money and injecting it into the economy in the hopes of stimulating spending. The only thing that grew was inflation. Money was cheap, but no one had the means of paying back loans, so they weren’t being taken. The salvation of this whole mess was not what you think it was. You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Yeah,... (more)
It’s been a year since the amazing emergency landing of the Airbus A320 on the Hudson River after the aircraft had struck a flock of geese. This landing was a demonstration of risk management at its best.
This was the very first time that landing on water had been attempted successfully. Yet, simulators were built, procedures put in place, and pilots trained to handle such an unlikely circumstance. None of these were based on historical events, but rather on foresight. It was this foresight that made the difference and saved the lives of the 155 people aboard the plane.
This should... (more)
First, if individuals are only allowed to print physical money, they can’t print it faster than the government, so the overall increase of national debt will cool down.
Second, as the money will be in our hands, we will consume more, which will help refuel the struggling economy (after all, how many new houses or cars can the few rich financiers that receive most of our tax payer money buy?)
Third, the government will be able to tax us more, but as we'll be able to print it, even the Republicans wouldn’t mind. The additional debt will help the government... (more)
...prowess, but it has centered on a financial environment in my capacity of advising senior executives of public companies and people of great wealth, both inherited and gained from hard work and some level of luck, on financial matters.
The focus will be primarily around the U.S. economy and U.S. assets. For the economy, there will be four major areas to keep an eye. These are the Federal Reserve’s policy on interest rates, employment levels, the real estate market, and specifically new construction which impacts employment as well as commercial real estate, and lastly... (more)
In these supposedly post-recession times, I’m looking for any positive economic indicators that I can find. Well, I found a very promising one the other day and I’m enthused. The news is good and we’re on our way out of this slump…finally! And my information is 100% solid.
Let me explain. I was walking my dogs this weekend when one of them dropped a stinky package on the sidewalk. Suddenly I realized that I didn’t have a poo bag with me, which means I’m stuck. I pride myself on being a responsible poo-picking-up dog owner. Many people just leave their mutt’s feces on the ground and walk... (more)