Hard Economic Times Bring Uncertain Future For Vermont Couple

Steve and Anne Marie Havel thought they were in heaven when they moved to Vermont 10 years ago. They liked the state’s politics, the rural lifestyle, the environmental ethic, all the alternative ways in which people make a living; practically everything about the state appealed to them. Now, on the 10th anniversary of their move, the Havels are questioning the wisdom of some of their choices.  They weren’t prepared for how hard it would be to get by.

What Economic Recovery?

By some analysis, Vermont is among the states enjoying the strongest economic recovery. But what factors go into that data, and does it make a difference to how people feel about their economic security?