Welcome to the finance section of Bad Economy. Here we feature articles on the topic of finance and anything to do with money in this bad economy. If you have anything to add to an article, please jump in any time and add a comment at the end of each article.
Clogged Economic Arteries
- Written by Paul
As the recession takes us deeper into an economic turmoil the likes of which has never before been seen, we approach the next stage of crisis. The arteries of our global financial systems have become clogged by all these toxic assets and crooked insurance deals.
All Insurance In Doubt
- Written by Worried
After the debacle over credit default swaps and derivatives, there is now a shadow cast over all forms of insurance. How do you know that you will be covered if you have to make a claim? There is a good chance that all those premiums you have been paying were all in vain.
Fundamentally Strong Economy?
- Written by Paul
The rumors of a fundamentally strong economy have been greatly exaggerated. The economy status remains at brown alert, indicating that the economy remains substantially screwed up. Even the US White House now claims that the economy still has 'strong' underpinnings. Why is that?
- Written by graeme
In recession hit Britain it seems that the one winner tends to be the local cheap food stores and the markets. For some reason people are giving up on the high end food retailers, such as Marks and Spencers, Waitrose and Fortnum and Masons, especially if they have to drive miles out of town.
Make Money In A Bad Economy
- Written by Duncan
Lots of people have already lost their jobs as a result of the bad economy, and the job market continues to hemorrhage at an increasing rate. It's like jobs are going out of style. So what do you to do earn a living out there during this great depression? Here are some ideas to cash in on the depression, from the people who brought you Barney the purple dinosaur.
Daylight Savings Affects Economy
- Written by Joan
Daylight Saving Time starts this coming weekend, and around the world economists view this event with dread and trepidation.
Said one economist, "This is like winning a concrete life preserver, and you are already on the Titanic."
Healthcare In The Bad Economic Climate
- Written by Bob
A big concern these days is how to handle health insurance. The costs of health insurance are increasing, and the numbers of unemployed are also increasing. Hospitals are merging and downsizing to the point that we will not be able to take care of the wounded when disaster strikes.
Protect Yourself From The Bad Economy
- Written by Wacky
Do you know what is going to happen to you personally due to the bad economy? Is your name Bruce? By now you probably will have felt the effects in one way or another. This article looks into ways you can protect yourself from the impact of the recession.
Investments for the Bad Economy
- Written by Trevor
Have you been wondering what to invest in during the recession? You want some hope of seeing some of your portfolio of hard earned assets survive the economic mess you find yourself in. We all do. That's why our financial correspondents looked at all the stocks and mutual funds to find out what is doing well during these times.
Wall Street CEOs Really Sorry
- Written by Paul
"We are sorry for it. I am especially sorry for what's happened to shareholders" and to all Americans, Morgan Stanley chief executive John Mack told a House panel Wednesday. "Clearly, as an industry, we have accountability and we're taking responsibility. I'll take responsibility for my firm."