According to the fitness app Strava, every year starts with a rush of new users tracking their runs. Then, not quite two weeks later, tracking usage drops off precipitously. As a result, Strava has declared January 12 to be the most popular day to give up on New Year’s resolutions.
Which word best describes the current state of the country to you: divided or balanced? Your answer likely depends on several factors, ranging from politics to life experiences to your penchant for optimism. Regardless, it looks like we’re on course to have a Democratic president and a split Congress.
“They went to work every day and built a life for themselves, put money away in a savings plan and paid their taxes. And then they got divorced or hurt on the job or sick or widowed or just plain unlucky — and found themselves in the same boat as millions of Americans who are now approaching retirement with most of the financial props knocked out from under them.”
That is, in fact, a question on a lot of people’s minds these days. After their precipitous decline, markets recovered at a similarly break-neck speed – not completely, of course, but enough to astonish observers who are expecting events in the ‘real world’ to get much worse before they get…