What worries you about the economy?
We recently polled Motley Fool readers with that question, and a scant 1% chose the option, "nothing, I'm feeling great." Readers were worried about dysfunctional politics, a lack of jobs, national debt, wild stock markets, Europe, corporate greed, consumers not spending enough, consumers spending too much, other people's worrying -- anything you could think of, they were worried about it.
And rightly so, perhaps. More than a third reported being worse off financially than they were a year ago. According to the Census Bureau, nearly one in six Americans is now considered to be in poverty.
Late last year, a group of Fools headed up the Eastern seaboard to interview some of the nation's top economists, including Robert Shiller of Yale and Wharton's Jeremy Siegel. All appreciated the risks inherent in today's economy, yet were uniformly bullish on our future. Navigating that two-sided world is part of what makes investing so tricky.
The good news: We're here to help. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST today, Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross, columnist Morgan Housel, and Fool.com managing editor Brian Richards will take your questions in a live chat. Feel free to toss anything our way -- questions on investing, the economy, personal finance, regulation, cooking tips -- we'll do our best to discuss what's on your mind.
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