Category Archives: recovery

It’s Not Over

Ironically, according to the economists (who didn’t know it at the time), the recession ended three years ago in June 2009 one month before I received my layoff notice.  Everything since then has been economic expansion (aka ‘Recovery’) albeit a … Continue reading

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Time to Move On

I was listening to Talk of the Nation on NPR this afternoon as I drove over to our storage unit to continue the sorting and packing of the remnants of our material life.  As is sometimes the case, I was … Continue reading

Posted in 2nd Career, frugal living, moving, recession, recovery, summer, support networks, Writing | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

The New Underclass

That’s what they are calling the long-term unemployed.  The new underclass.  If you still have a job, at one time or another you’ve probably thought (or submitted a comment ), “Just get a job!”  If you still have a job, … Continue reading

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