How the Great Recession Shaped Millennial Careers

Previously posted on GenFKD.

Our exploration of the formation of the modern economy picks up in the aftermath of the dot-com crash that cost our drunk uncle a pretty penny. Our rollercoaster economy spent the early years of the millennium clinking and clanking back up to the top of the track. But, it was the stomach-churning drop into the Great Recession that defined our generation’s entrance into the workforce. Continue reading “How the Great Recession Shaped Millennial Careers”

How Our Parents Helped Create the Modern Economy They Do Not Understand

Previously posted on GenFKD.

As we continue examining the foundations of our modern economy, let’s take a look at how our parents’ generation helped revolutionize labor skills, before getting left behind.

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What The Rate Hike Means For Us


The silver fox may come bearing gifts this holiday season, as the Fed will (probably) increase the mother of all interest rates—the federal funds rate.federal-funds-rate-infographics1

In an attempt to save the economy from the financial crisis of 2008, the Fed dropped the federal funds rate down to effectively zero. For close to seven years, the rate has not budged. Finally, it seems like the Fed is okay with loosening the grip off the economy’s bike seat, and reigning in some of the money in circulation. Continue reading “What The Rate Hike Means For Us”