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[buzzsprout episode='10930026' player='true'] Saturday broadcast, 7/2 - 7/8. Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news. ✔️Jobs are plentiful - 2 for every 1 unemployed person! Gas prices are down! No recession at all! Inflation is transitory! Suuuuurrreeeee. Does your personal economy feel like it's rip-roarin' and doing awesome? ✔️Zuck says if you wanna leave,...

This morning, the jobs report told us that all is still well, sunshine and roses. We're also still hearing "Labor shortage! Labor shortage!" ad nauseum and that large numbers of people "don't want to work." Likewise, we're also hearing that gasoline prices are on the way down,...

Earlier, that headline contained the word "unexpected" but was changed. Was it unexpected? Not if you listen to my podcast or read this blog with any frequency! Remember: unemployment is considered a lagging indicator. By the time some talking head officially tells you, "Unemployment is up....

[buzzsprout episode='10826405' player='true'] One common question I'm getting is: how to prepare without the panic? How to get ready for a tough economic time without being Chicken Little? Key topics: ✔️ Personally, I don't think we're headed into Mad Max or World War Z territory. Some people like to stir...

Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash. I will confess: I love any type of food-related flipping show. Kitchen Nightmares. Bar Rescue. Restaurant: Impossible. Love 'em. I actually learned to cook by watching the British version of The F Word. (The American version wasn't even half as...

Photo by ahmad gunnaivi on Unsplash At the beginning of June, I published "The Great Resistance," which refers to the battle between workers who want to continue working from home versus employers who say it's time to 'come on back' to the office. The article that LinkedIn...

[buzzsprout episode='10898050' player='true'] The pendulum is swinging away from a seller's market to a buyer's market. Honestly, this should come as a surprise to no one. Here's the deal: what do you think is happening in the job market RN? ✔️ Elon kicked the door open and...

Not long ago, perusing CNBC would make you feel pretty bullish. I talked about this many times on my podcast — “nothing to see here people, everything’s fine!” Except… was everything fine? I don’t think so! Here’s but one example: https://medium.com/@sara_causey/they-changed-their-tune-8c22fbf04101...

[buzzsprout episode='10892331' player='true'] Saturday broadcast, 6/25 - 7/1 Key topics: ✔️ ICYMI news. ✔️Empty shelves, fronting, stores keeping lights off and AC barely on. ✔️A lot of people working side hustles just to make ends meet but hey: everyone's doin' great! ✔️IMHO, I am sus regarding anyone who says the entire...

Photo credit to: https://unsplash.com/@elisa_ventur There is something in the air. It's called stress, economic uncertainty, and worry. If you go to CNN's "Fear and Greed Index," you'll typically find the gauges in either Fear or Extreme Fear these days. https://www.cnn.com/markets/fear-and-greed LinkedIn published the article, "Retail workers don't feel...