The stock market may be recovering, but the economy's overall prognosis is not so good.
Housing bust, credit crunch, unemployment and high commodity prices (oil anyone?) are familiar faces in the news, and they all lead up to the most dreaded word of all - "recession."
Unemployed? Self-employed? A small business owner? A family just trying to survive?
Some believe that no one may be safe this time around. With economic worries mounting, we talk to the experts to find out how to survive these trying times- The Commonwealth Club of California
Wayne A. Cameron
Wayne A. Cameron is MBA and CPA of Wayne Cameron Associates.
Peter G. Gosselin
Peter G. Gosselin has been national economics correspondent for the Los Angeles Times since 1999. His latest series was The New Deal: If America is Richer, Why Are Its Families So Much Less Secure?
He has also worked at the Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, The (North Adams, Mass.) Transcript and the Catskill (N.Y.) Daily Mail.
He graduated from Brown University with a degree in philosophy and was a Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University, where he received an MBA in economics.
His reporting has earned him the National Headliner Award, the George Polk Award (twice), and the SDXX award.
Ellen joined Exceptional People in 1998 as a Partner, with the goal of building an organization that provides hands-on expertise to executive searches in marketing, sales, business development and services to leading and emergent consumer and enterprise technology companies creating next generation solutions. She prides herself in building long term relationships with her clients, some of whom include: BEA Systems, Citrix Systems, Hyperion Solutions, MontaVista Software, Schwab & Co., Sparkpr, OnVantage Software, VISA USA, VantagePoint Venture Partners as well as additional early and late stage VC funded consumer and enterprise technology companies. Ellenâ€™s inside industry perspective comes from her previous careers in business analysis, professional services and communications consulting. Ellen was a Director at UpStart Communications, a Fleishman-Hillard company, launching start-up technology companies and managing established firms' communications programs. Previously, Ellen also managed the western region professional services organization for Information Builders, Inc. and prior was a business analyst consultant at GE Consulting Services. Her background also includes working with non-profit organizations including: Senior Resources, Project Open Hand, Hospitality House and participating in the AIDS Ride. She also served as a board member to the Transitional Housing Fund. Ellen holds a BS in Computer Science from Connecticut State University and resides in the North Bay with her husband and daughter.
Jeremy Hoover is Vice President and Financial Consultant for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Brad G. Stroh
Brad G. Stroh is Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Freedom Financial Network, LLC / Bills.com.
Drawing on such mania as the tulip scare and the tech bubble, financial consultant for Charles Schwab & Co. Jeremy Hoover discusses what investments are wise during a recession: health care, small companies, technology.