Economy & Policy
Internet searches for “recession” are trending as people wonder whether a slowdown is coming and what it could mean for them. Learn what a recession really is, what it does to the economy, and how you can prepare.
The Glass-Steagall Act was passed in 1933 to help prevent something like the Great Depression from ever happening again. Though other legislation has partially replaced it, it’s important to understand the law — and why many are calling for its reinstatement.
In an inflationary environment, your money loses purchasing power. Investors often look for assets that act as inflation hedges, which retain their value or even increase when inflation runs hot. Learn about the best inflation hedges to consider today and how to buy each type of asset.
People tend to think of “inflation” as a dirty word and a phenomenon to avoid. But a gradual increase in prices and wages over time is inevitable and — if kept in check — positive for the overall economy. What is inflation, what causes it, and what does it mean for you? Learn all about it here.
There’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job. But as you prepare for the next recession, keep these recession-resistant jobs in mind. Now may be the perfect moment to switch careers, both to boost your income and protect your career in the event of a global recession.