The (Modest) Rebound in Manufacturing Jobs

The United States lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010, reducing the nation’s manufacturing employment base by nearly a third. These job losses and their causes have been well documented in the popular press and in academic circles. Less well recognized is the modest yet significant rebound in manufacturing jobs that has been … Read more

As Economy Recovers Less Jobs Will Be Available for Middle Class. It’s the Robots.

Have you noticed that the stock market has been doing great and companies are talking about big profits but the numbers of unemployed have remained without a whole lot of reduction? Consider this, over the same time period that the economy has been in the toilet, technology is allowing companies to do more with fewer … Read more

David Writes In “I’m About To Lose My House”

David wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked me for help with his debt situation. If you have a question, you can ask me for free help and advice also. “Dear Steve, I accepted a job in Seattle. My wife and family and home are still in Idaho. My wife is on a fixed income, … Read more

Charlotte Writes In, “I’m Desperate To Get Out of Debt”

Charlotte wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked for free advice and help, which I gladly give. You can write me using the forms on the site. “Steve, I owe nearly $20,000 on a loan, a bunch of credit cards and some store cards as well. I’m 27 and I still live with my parents … Read more