recession

What I Miss About the Recession

A look at the recent Great Recession through a glass half full reveals a few positive effects of the economic malaise.

Once Again Safe as Houses?

You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?

How to Retire During a Recession

As the economy remains shaky, retirement can seem oh-so-unattainable. But there are ways to make it work — and even make your retirement enjoyable.

How to Prosper Despite the Coming Economic Challenge

2011 wasn't a great year for the economy. And most experts don't expect 2012 to be any better. What can small business do to survive, or even thrive, in a tough environment?

5 Ways To Grow Your Business Despite The Economic Crisis

An economy stalled and political leadership in gridlock? When the going gets tough, small business gets going.

The Recession Glossary

Insource? Bleisure? Double-dip? The recession has generated a lot of new terms. Learn what they all mean in this recession glossary.

Can You Survive a Double Dip Recession?

Five questions you should be asking before the double dip arrives.

How to Build Wealth in a Depressed Economy

Recessions seem like they're just doom-and-gloom, but they can also be a great time to implement your wealth-building strategy.

A Mortgage Crisis Solution

Some banks didn't manage the paperwork well enough to be able to prove that they actually own their mortgages. This just might be the germ of a solution.

Double-Dip-Proof Your Business

With fears swirling about a double-dip recession, many entrepreneurs are worried that we're in for another round of tough times.

Spending Wisely: What to Do When Profits Soar

As the economy rebounds, more and more businesses are going to start seeing profits. When you're in that position, how can you best put that money to good use?

The Credit Crunch Myth: You Can't Fix What Ain't Broke

In an effort to fix the credit crunch, the American Recovery Reinvestment Act authorized $730 million in funding for the SBA. Only one problem: There may not be a small business

The 2-Pronged Strategy for Postrecession Success

What strategies can businesses use to help them survive a recession with enough health to thrive when times get better?

Recession Journal VI: It's OVER!!!!!!!!!!!! Any Questions?

The recession is technically over, officially over, numerically over. How do you feel now and what are you gonna do about it?

How to Deal with Recession Anxiety

These methods will help you to avoid participating in the recession and the fear mongering that prevail during such periods.

Recession Journal V: Mind, The GAP

Some well known mainstays of Corporate America have decided not to wait for an official recovery but to sell the idea of it to you. Can we collectively as corporate citizens and co

Ask the Readers: Are We Making a Comeback?

News analysts, finance gurus, and even the guy at the grocery store all have their opinions on whether this is the tail end of a painful spot in our economic history. What do you t

Recession Journal Part IV: The Double-Dip Trip

So everybody is saying it may finally be over, this recession. And it may very well be but if you're thinking that a turnaround is here and your money is burning a hole in your poc

What Does the Word "Recession" Mean to You? (Answer for a Chance to Win $10!)

Economists have it defined. News anchors provide ample commentary on what it is and how it affects us. But what about the "real" people living in today's economy? Do they "feel"

The new normal economy

The economy is way short of full employment, so naturally, consumer spending is down. Sooner or later employment, I think, will return to normal levels. Consumer spending will re