When faced with economic calamity, how willing are we to think about changing what we do in order to stay employed? Mike Walden analyzes why the best laid contingency plans need not go awry.
A milestone in our collective personal spending was set this year: For the first time, Americans spent more on eating-out than on eating-in. Mike Walden discusses the socio-economic changes that brought this about.
Economist Mike Walden presents six principles that he believes represent a logical approach to investing.
We will have to be agile with our future educational and training systems. Mike Walden explains why.
The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.
Mike Walden analyzes the ups and downs of the “new ruffle” in the economy-bolstering process by which the Fed has kept inflation at bay.
Mike Walden provides answers to the four economic questions asked most often by his audiences statewide.
Mike Walden looks at the factors at play in unemployment measurement, job market evaluation and household wealth analysis — and how they influence a half-full or half-empty perception of economic well-being.
Mike Walden explains why borrowing makes sense, when it comes to durable spending for long-lived projects.
The gap between what is financially needed by retirees and what is financially available for retirees is widening, says Mike Walden. He explores possible options for maintaining pre-retirement standards of living.