Recession or recession-ish? Bear markets or bear-ish?

The true definition of a recession is technically two back-to back quarters of gross domestic product contraction. In our last episode, we settled on “recession-ish” because, while there was a contraction of the economy, other inputs, like jobs numbers, are still strong. Jean Chatzky and Soledad O’Brien are joined by William Lee, chief economist with the Milken Institute, to discuss what’s really going on and how a white-collar recession could differ from a blue-collar recession. And it’s that time of year when parents are sending their kids off to college, maybe for the first time. Erin Smith, director of estate planning at Edelman Financial Engines, walks Jean and Soledad through what you shouldn’t forget to send with your kids to college.


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