Parents Desk: Market Mayhem

Posted August 17, 2011 in Press hits. Tagged: , , ,

Lisa Sylvester posted the following article about Resilience Circles to Parents Desk:

Market Mayhem

You know the Eric Carle book the Hungry Caterpillar-  On Monday he had one apple. Tuesday he had two pears. Wednesday he had three strawberries….

That’s what the stock markets have felt like this week- like watching a hungry caterpillar eat through our 401ks and college savings accounts (sorry Mr. Carle- to borrow your great classic to make a point)

Monday Dow Jones Industrial lost more than 600 points. Tuesday, Dow was up more than 400 points. Wednesday Dow was down more than 500 points…..

There’s a lot of uncertainty out there. Unemployment is above 9%. The federal government is about to start cutting spending- which could mean even more layoffs.

It can all be a little scary, especially if you don’t just have yourself to worry about, but also your children and spouse.

In some communities people are coming together and forming something called “resilience circles” or “common security clubs.”

Groups of 10-20 people come together to share ideas of how to help each other…

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