What Is Crunchonomics?
No, it's not a money-saving diet where you only eat Cap'n Crunch. Instead, Crunchonomics is a landing page that The Wall Street Journal has created to collect past and present articles that can help people through these tough economic times. Needless to say, some of the advice skews toward an older demographic with families and homes, but a lot of it is just as relevant to recent grads looking to get a handle on their personal finances and ways to navigate career choices in a recession. It's also a great hub to check out if you just generally want to know more about these distressing but interesting economic times. Here are a few items to get you started:
- How to Make a Spending Plan. Because "spending plan" sound so much better than "budget," doesn't it?
- Dealing with an Unexpected Job Search. Sometimes you're sitting pretty one day, and the next day you're on the chopping block. This piece has some tips on launching a job-hunt with the quickness.
- What's in Charles Barkley's Wallet? A question I never considered before.
- What to Down in a Down Market. Affordable whiskeys to hold you over in these tough times.
Crunchonomics [via WSJ]