Avoiding 'Made in China
This week's Alpha Consumer Podcast features Sara Bongiorni, author of A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy. As the title suggests, Bongiorni and her family spent an entire year avoiding products that had been manufactured in China to see just how global the marketplace has become. Bongiorni, a business reporter, found herself trapping a mouse in a makeshift device, getting creative about toys for her kids, and taking good care of her cellphone, since finding a replacement would have been tricky.
You can also hear the Alpha Consumer Tip of the Week on how to keep your mood up when stocks go down.