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Economic Forecasts

Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.
July 1, 2022
Economic Pain at a Food Pantry
personal finance

Economic Pain at a Food Pantry

The manager of this Boston-area nonprofit has had to scramble to find affordable food.
June 28, 2022
5 Ways to Prepare for a Recession
recession

5 Ways to Prepare for a Recession

The signs seem to be pointing in one direction these days, so if you’re worried about being ready for a recession, consider taking these five measures…
June 28, 2022
The Golden Age of Cinema Endures
small business

The Golden Age of Cinema Endures

About as old as talkies, the Music Box Theater has had to find new ways to attract movie lovers.
June 2, 2022
Is a Recession Coming?
Smart Buying

Is a Recession Coming?

With a lot of recession talk out there, we might just talk ourselves into one. We take that risk with Jim Patterson of The Kiplinger Letter. Also, dol…
May 31, 2022

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In Search of Relief at the Pump
commodities

In Search of Relief at the Pump

Even when oil prices decline, gas prices remain high, so it pays to shop around.
May 26, 2022
You May Be Worrying About the Economy Too Much
economy

You May Be Worrying About the Economy Too Much

Buck up. Yes, we are facing some crises right now, but once you put things into perspective, you’ll see things may not be as bleak as you fear.
May 25, 2022
Pricey Gas Derails This Uber Driver
small business

Pricey Gas Derails This Uber Driver

With rising gas prices, one Uber driver struggles to maintain his livelihood.
April 28, 2022
Why Are Gas Prices So High If the U.S. Is Energy Independent?
economy

Why Are Gas Prices So High If the U.S. Is Energy Independent?

Unfortunately, energy independence can’t keep U.S. gas prices down, and it isn’t enough to protect your stock portfolio either. Here’s why, and what w…
April 1, 2022
The Fallout From Ukraine
economy

The Fallout From Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine represent only a tiny portion of U.S. trade directly, but the impact of the invasion (and sanctions) is being felt by consumers her…
March 16, 2022
The Kiplinger Letter’s Top 10 Forecasts for 2022
Economic Forecasts

The Kiplinger Letter’s Top 10 Forecasts for 2022

What to expect from the U.S. economy and an election-year Congress, as well as the outlook for cryptocurrency regulations, TikTok and more. Plus, we g…
January 13, 2022
Stick With Your Plan
Financial Planning

Stick With Your Plan

Timing the market is nearly impossible. The worst thing you can do is sell stocks when prices are tumbling.
December 17, 2021
There's No Vaccine Against Inflation
Economic Forecasts

There's No Vaccine Against Inflation

Prices should ease in 2022, but inflation will remain above the levels of recent years.
November 23, 2021
Extending Broadband to More Americans
Technology

Extending Broadband to More Americans

The infrastructure bill would provide billions to improve internet access to rural and low-income households.
September 29, 2021
October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks
Markets

October Is a Spooky Month for Stocks

Market crashes from decades ago come back to haunt investors’ thoughts every time the leaves start turning.
September 1, 2021
Should We Be Worried about Inflation?
economy

Should We Be Worried about Inflation?

Several conditions in today’s economic environment are right for a brewing storm of inflation. What’s going on, and should you take action?
June 24, 2021
The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last
Economic Forecasts

The Inflation Spike Probably Won't Last

Long-term demographic and economic trends will keep a lid on future price hikes.
June 22, 2021
Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins
Becoming an Investor

Perils and Profits of Cannabis Investing with Matt Hawkins

A rapidly evolving legal landscape is keeping cannabis investors on their toes. We talk to private-equity investor Matt Hawkins, who has long experien…
June 2, 2021
As America Ages, Hard Questions Loom
Economic Forecasts

As America Ages, Hard Questions Loom

Census data show a decline in younger workers. That puts more pressure on Social Security and other programs that support seniors.
May 24, 2021
Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery
Economic Forecasts

Our "K-Shaped," Uneven Economic Recovery

Confidence is key to the recovery, but the sentiment depends on consumers’ financial circumstances.
April 29, 2021
When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter
Coronavirus and Your Money

When Will U.S. Public Schools Re-Open? A Sobering Forecast From The Kiplinger Letter

School closings already have delivered a costly hit to lifetime earnings for today's kids as a slow ramp-up of in-person learning in the nation's K-12…
February 25, 2021
What Biden Will Do: 23 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration
Politics

What Biden Will Do: 23 Policy Plays to Expect From the Next Administration

The Kiplinger Letter forecasts President-Elect Joe Biden’s biggest priorities -- and the likelihood of progress on them.
January 19, 2021
Jim Patterson on The Kiplinger Letter’s 2021 Forecasts
Economic Forecasts

Jim Patterson on The Kiplinger Letter’s 2021 Forecasts

What to expect from the U.S. economy, the new Congress and next administration, as well as the outlook for bitcoin, self-driving trucks and more.
January 19, 2021
The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021
Politics

The Kiplinger Letter’s Must-Read Political and Economic Forecasts for 2021

Our annual outlook explores what to expect from the U.S. economy, the new Congress and next administration, trade tensions, cryptocurrency, self-drivi…
January 12, 2021
The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two
economy

The Janet Yellen Era: Chapter Two

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, if installed as Secretary of the Treasury as expected, should help to calm Main Street and Wall Street alike.
December 26, 2020
Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
Economic Forecasts

Federal Debt: A Heavy Load

The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
December 22, 2020