3Qs: Personal finance tips in a down economy
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Professor Nicole M. Boyson offers tips to help stabilize your financial health in a down economy. Photo by Craig Bailey.

In the wake of Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of U.S. Treasury debt and with unemployment rates remaining high, the nation’s troubled economy is a constant topic of discussion. We asked Nicole M. Boyson, the William Conley Faculty Fellow and Professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration for some tips to stabilize individuals’ personal finances as they ride out the recession. 

Given the economy’s current state, what are the safest investments?

The market reaction to the downgrade has been for investors to buy Treasury bonds, not sell them, implying that most investors still believe in the long-term security of Treasury bonds. I would argue that both Treasury bonds an…………… continues on News@Northeastern

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