Just about two months ago, on Oct. 15, the headlines read “ Market Freak Out” as the Dow Jones Industrial Average “ plunged.” Headlines warned “ Why the selling is just getting started.” Fear had returned to the market.
When it comes to gift-giving, Father's Day ranks in last place among holidays, generating $7 billion less in spending than Mother's Day. Of the average $113.80 spent on gifts, much will be for boring stuff from ties to lawn trimmers. Try giving Mom a gift like that for her day!
There's a Facebook post you may have seen again and again over the past week. It's a post your friends are copying and pasting from each other without checking to see if it's true. It looks something like this:
As the AARP's new social media trainer, I am always keeping an eye out on trends and "teachable moments" online. Hurricane Sandy has offered a very big lesson: Don't believe everything you see.
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