Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Economics 101

Interest rate ↓, savings ↓, but investment and spending ↑ → how does this impact the exchange rate, inflation and unemployment again?
Christ! I used to have all these economics basics down pat when I was in school. Now I just feel completely ignorant. Obviously I just memorized what I needed to know for the test rather than really learn. It's one of the reasons I ignore my investments and show no interest in financial news. I can't leave it all up to my partner either. The other day he told me that we should stay away from US investments due to 'quantitative easing'. I pretended to know what he was talking about, because I am after all a Business grad. WTF! This can't go on -- I'm almost 40. I fell like I've let parenting define my entire identity. Time to dig deep -- where's my Lipsey, Purvis, Steiner? New goal for 2011 D.

1 comment:

  1. I've fallen into this rut where all my friends are moms and all we talk about are kids. I love 'em (the friends and the kids), but I feel like I'm losing brain cells every day. I haven't talked about a serious subject (other than work) in years. When one comes up, I'm easily swayed in any direction because I don't know enough about it to make up my own mind. The thing I'm looking forward to the most about H growing up is regaining my sense of self and time to do non-mommy things with non-mommy people.