Kimberly Amadeo clarifies economic and business news. She explains how these trends affect you and the steps you need to take so you can profit now.
She is the author of The Ultimate Obamacare Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Your Benefits, Rights, Responsibilities, and Potential Pitfalls. Order now at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. She also wrote Beyond the Great Recession: What Happened and How to Prosper, also available on Amazon.com.
Kimberly is president of WorldMoneyWatch.com. She has 20 years senior-level experience in economic analysis and business strategy working for major international corporations.
She received an M.S. in Management from the Sloan School of Business at M.I.T. in 1987, an M.S. in Social Planning from Boston College in 1978 and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1976.
Fox Business, Varney & Co.
- Can the Wealthy Save the Economy?
- Powerball Tops $500M, Should You Play?
- Walmart Leading in Tough Economy.
- Is the Economy Really as Bad as We Think?
- 3 Reasons Why 4.1 Percent Growth Won't Continue. (at 2:19 minutes).
- Debt Ceiling Crisis. (at 4:22 minutes).
- Has Quantitative Easing Helped the Recovery? (at 4:27 minutes)
NewsmaxTV, Raising Minimum Wage Could Increase Poverty.
Will Deener, Financial Columnist, The Dallas Morning News, How a Strong Dollar Impacts You.
- TV2 Denmark, USA Spending on Valentine's Day 2016.
- U.S. News and World Report, Do Economic Indicators Foreshadow an Obama Win?
- Industry Week, The Minimum Wage's Maximum Complexity.
- Payscale.com, Beth Taylor, Low Wages Do Not Cause Poverty. Investment in Education Is Best for the Economy. Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts the Working Class.
- Agencia CMA, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "Perspectives on U.S. Housing Market."
- Yahoo! Shine, Tricky Ways Stores Track Shoppers. Mobile Shopping Rise Marks Retail Addiction.
- Investor Ideas, What the Fed Policy Action Means Moving Forward.
- Cleveland Plain Dealer, Refinance Boom Is Here Again.
- CUNYontheEconomy.com, Jobless Claims Down Again. Does It Matter?. Job Growth Up But Disappointing.
- CreditCards.com, 6 International Travel Mistakes to Avoid.
- American Express Insights, The Budget Deficit and Foreign Exchange.
- The Washington Times, Through Presidential Crises, Stock Market Soars with Businessman in White House.
- NASDAQ, Four Momentum Stocks That May Survive the Health Policy Mess.
- Goldman Sachs, Visual History of Asset Bubbles, republished by Zero Hedge, A Visual History of All Asset Bubbles.
- Huffington Post, Did Fannie and Freddie Really Cause the Financial Sector Meltdown?
- WJR News Talk 760 AM, Detroit Michigan, "What Happens If Trump Dumps Obamacare?"
- Share Radio, London, UK, "Fed Policy and Inflation."
- KSRO Santa Rosa, Morning News, "Is China's Stock Market Slump Contagious?" "Black Friday's Impact on the Economy."
- 610 CKTB, St. Catharines, ON, "The Greek Debt Crisis."
- KCEG Denver, On the Right Side, Obamacare Revealed.
- POTUS Channel, SirisXM with Chris Core, "State of the Union."
- KFNN, Phoenix, AZ, "2013 State of the Union." Vice-Presidential Debate Summary.
- KFWB News Talk 980 (CBS, Los Angeles) "The Gist of the Fiscal Cliff."
- KOA News Talk 850 (Denver), "What Is the Fiscal Cliff?"
- WDUN, "Black Friday Hits New Record." "U.S. Consumer Debt Hits All-Time Record."
- WSRQ, Rudd Report, "Beyond the Great Recession."
- WMNF, Rob Lorei, "Economics Teach-In."
- KLPW, Diane Jones, "August Jobs Report."
- KFWB News Talk Radio, Los Angeles, "Why Mortgage Interest Rates May Not Be This Low for Another 200 Years."
- KLPW-AM St. Louis, MO, "Seasonal Jobs Drop Spooks Markets."
- WDUN-AM 550 GA, PM News "Seasonal Jobs Drop Spooks Markets."
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I am delighted to make you smart about the U.S. economy. That way you can better understand the critical changes occurring now. I describe how these changes affect you and suggest how you can use this knowledge to enhance your well-being. Economics is the only game where you are on the field whether you like it or not. The only difference between the winners and losers is whether you know the rules of the game.
Thomas Jefferson said, "I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness." August 13, 1786 in a letter to George Wythe. The global economy is complicated, so I try to make it simple and easy to understand. This knowledge is critical for you personally, but also for our society as a whole. (See Monticello.org for this and other great quotes on the importance of knowledge in a democracy Jefferson Quotations)