Looking back to 2013, it seems like the U.S. economy was doing OK, but that doesn't necessarily mean you felt optimistic.
Joining us once again is our roundtable of economic experts.
For the big picture view is Christopher Thornberg, principal with Beacon Economics.
Raphael Bostic has insight on housing and real estate. He's a professor of public policy at USC and a former assistant secretary at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
For personal finance we have Delia Fernandez, a certified financial planner and president of Fernandez Financial Advisory from Los Alamitos.