Consumer/Personal Finance

As millions of Americans lose their jobs, opportunities open up at places like Amazon….Walmart….Domino’s…Pizza Hut…Walgreens…CVS…and others to meet coronavirus demand; Zillow and Redfin suspend home-buying; Gas prices drop to next-to-nothing – under $1.00/gallon soon?; Audible offering free audiobooks for kids stuck at home; MasterClass launching free live Q&A sessions; Facebook seeing 70% increase in Messenger […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Aside from wondering when this nightmare is going to end and how bad the damage is going to be, we’ve also been thinking about how this is going to change everything – from our relationships and priorities to the way we shop, work, eat, date, travel, exercise, socialize…live (!)  –  and wondering what the new […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Spring starts today? Wouldn’t know it, given stormy weather barreling across U.S. (impacting almost every state in the lower 48), and whoa – Utah hit w/ 5.7 magnitude earthquake?; NYSE temporarily closing trading floor, moving to electronic trading (Monday); Investors selling everything; Spring IPO market essentially shutting down; Commercial real estate market going to ‘blow […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Is coronavirus hitting economy worse than Wall Street thinks? And why-oh-why do people – aka “experts” – keep comparing this pandemic to the 2008 financial crisis when it doesn’t look – or feel – anything like that?; Amazon prioritizing shipment of food and medical supplies; Pop stars live-streaming concerts from home; Major hotel chains shutting […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Green pancakes this morning…topped w/Lucky Charms? Green donut? Maybe a Shamrock Frappuccino? Corned beef and cabbage tonight? Wash it down with Irish whiskey? Beer? Oh, wait … we’re in coronavirus hell …  losing money, jobs, sanity as our lives go on hiatus … and the worst is yet to come? Possible recession on horizon? Depression?; […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Plunging stock market futures hit ‘limit down’ – what does that mean? We hear alarm bells again…you?; Retailers and grocery chains across America change store hours to give employees time to restock shelves and clean stores; Box office plunges to lowest level in over two decades; Starbucks temporarily adopts ‘to go’ model; Toilet paper hoarding […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

Have plans to go to a conference..show…festival..parade…sporting event…buffet…or some other gathering – like Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day – that involves a bunch of people? Not gonna happen – especially now that coronavirus has officially been declared a pandemic. Just about everything has been cancelled or postponed as fears spiral out of control and […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

How many years will Harvey Weinstein spend in prison? 5? 10? 29???? We find out today; Tesla, which just made its millionth car, eyes Nashville for Cybertruck factory; Robinhood–deeper problems we don’t know about, perhaps???; Airlines reducing schedules, lowering airfares (could stay low into summer); Broadway producers slashing ticket prices; Talk shows banning studio audiences; […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

As fears about coronavirus mount, so do concerns about possible quarantines, office closures, school shutdowns and…and…and; Apple confirms it’s OK to clean iPhones w/disinfecting wipes (good to know since phones can apparently carry coronavirus for up to 9 days); Coachella organizers look to delay music festival until October; Robinhood brokerage app goes down again, causing […]

Consumer/Personal Finance

The bull market turns 11 today — can it outrun coronavirus stock selloff?; Grand Princess cruise ship w/at least 21 confirmed coronavirus cases arrives at California port today; Amtrak suspends nonstop Acela service between DC and NYC (tomorrow-May 26); Ebay bans sales of all face masks and hand sanitizers to combat price gouging; North American […]

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