It is hard not to be a sore loser in today’s economy. We pay more money for less gas. The prices on groceries have risen, while the value of the dollar has fallen. The unemployment rate is still high, and many of us owe more on our homes than they are worth.
So, how do you think we can turn this economy around? Perhaps we would all like to believe in Bernanke’s theory of Wealth Effect. (“Higher stock prices will boost consumer wealth and help increase confidence, which can also spur spending. Increased spending will lead to higher incomes and profits that, in a virtuous circle, will further support economic expansion.”) However, that doesn’t seem to be happening. So, when do we stop trying to help the economy by buying, buying, buying, and start keeping ourselves safe by saving?
As usual, we would love your feedback and insight. Let us know where your money is going in the comments section.
The MarketClub Team