Jill On Money: June jobs take-away: No recession yet

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By Jill Schlesinger

Despite the hand-wringing over a coming recession and sentiment levels dropping to all-time lows, the June employment report showed that the U.S. economy is alive and well.

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Don’t Wait…Prepare for it

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By Landis Lain

Recently a young relative perished in a motorcycle accident at the age of thirty-three. He left a wife and small children. As we navigate upstream through the morass of legalities and life insurance and grief,

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Jill On Money: Mid-year Q&A

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By Jill Schlesinger

It’s been a heck of a six months for investors. Given that you can’t control markets, let’s try to manage those matters over which you can exert agency –

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Jill On Money: The real estate conundrum: No houses

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By Jill Schlesinger

A year ago, the nation's housing market, like the rest of the economy, went into a deep, COVID-induced freeze. By the summer, the real estate industry had adjusted to socially distanced open houses and buyers were trying to get ahead of what would become a long year of work and school from home.
 

Jill On Money: Women working 5 to 9

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By Jill Schlesinger

A year of COVID-19 has devastated the US labor market. Despite recouping more than half of the 22 million jobs that vanished during the past twelve months–and a better-than-expected February report, the country still has 9.5 million fewer jobs (6.2%) than the pre-pandemic level a year ago.
 

Jill on Money: Year end money moves amid COVID-19

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
In most years, writing a year-end column is a snap, but 2020 is not most years. As a result, I will be writing a few columns with action items to consider.

Jill on Money: A snapshot of the post-election economy

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
On November 8, U.S. news outlets called the 2020 election, but investors had already voted with their money. After the worst week since March, stocks soared election week and recouped all of the previous week's losses–and then some. The S&P 500 soared 7.3% the best presidential election week since the 1932 election.
 

Jill on Money: Beware of these home buying hurdles

 

By Jill Schlesinger

 
A surprising star has emerged from the pandemic-induced recession: the housing market. After freezing up in March and April, realtors, buyers and sellers began adapting to a new reality: we are spending a lot more time in our dwellings, and some of us are not happy with where we currently live. Add to that fact, that there are not enough houses for sale — and that mortgage interest rates have cratered, and you may notice that there is a full-fledged frenzy going on in some housing markets around the country.

Jill on Money: The stock market is NOT the economy

 By Jill Schlesinger

 
“How can the stock market go up, while the economy is still struggling to recover amid the pandemic?” The answer is that the stock market is not the economy and vice versa.

Get Started on Your Small Business Website

  By Ray Mitchell

 
In the wake of COVID-19 economy, businesses that previously got along without having an online presence, or one that was limited to a Facebook or Instagram page, began looking for ways to get online and get online quickly. A website of your own gives your business control of your message and provides new opportunities to reach more customers.