Is your head spinning these days trying follow what is going on with the economy?
Subprime. Collateralized Debt Obligations. Liquidity.
Every day it seems as if these words -- which nobody you knew was using just a few months ago -- are being thrown around.
The stock market is down. Government officials are scrambling to find ways to help the economy. And a lot of people are talking about a recession.
So what does it all mean? And how did this all begin, especially when just a few years ago the economy was booming thanks to the red-hot real estate market?
Well, that's where the problem starts.
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