If you’ve been feeling down despite the apparent strength of the economy, I can relate. Despite stocks and real estate reaching near all-time highs, there seems to be a growing silent recession among Americans.

Here are the primary reasons why I believe some of us don’t feel better despite the apparent strength of the U.S. economy:

The cost of living is rising, outpacing our incomes. Not everyone owns stocks, real estate, and other risk assets. And even if they do, their holdings may not be sufficient to offset the impact of rising prices across the board. Companies are achieving greater productivity with fewer employees, resulting in layoffs and a workforce that feels overburdened. Economic gains are disproportionately benefiting the wealthy, exacerbating income inequality. You’re in a different political party than the President

I wanted to share some personal thoughts on my own situation and also delve into the

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