Things That Never Get Worse During an Economic Recovery

February 17, 2016

For Immediate Release

February 17, 2016

CONTACT:  Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Jen Wozniak, 610.584.1096, ext. 100,

Things That Never Get Worse During an Economic Recovery

Amid Reports of a Global Recession, Financial Expert and National Radio and TV Host Dan Celia: ‘We’ve Never Been Out of the Recession’

PHILADELPHIA—Late last week, financial headlines surrounding the possibility of an impending global recession made for a wild week on Wall Street. Asked CNBC, “The health of the global economy has been gnawing at investors, but does the U.S. have anything to worry about?”

Dick Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo CEO, told CNBC that he doesn’t think so, adding

“The rest of the world does have issues; I don’t think they yet apply to the United States.”

Financial expert and national television and radio host Dan Celia begs to differ. In fact, he has a pretty long list to prove it.

“We’re hearing an awful lot in the markets globally about a recession—that it could be we’re entering into a recession,” Celia told his listening audience on Friday. “Really? Folks, we’ve never been out of the recession.

“These are the things that I said were going to come home to roost,” added Celia, who is also the leader of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM, “These are the economic numbers and false positives that are reality.”

On his daily show, “Financial Issues Live,” last week, Celia provided his listeners with a list of the top 10 things (and more) that don’t happen when an economy is in recovery. For example:

  • Fewer people in the workforce
  • Increased poverty rates
  • Eroding wages and decreased working hours
  • Rising health care costs
  • Lower actual corporate revenues and sales
  • A decimated middle class
  • A crumbling national infrastructure
  • Falling commodity prices
  • Weak small business confidence
  • More applications for disability benefits
  • More food stamp participation
  • Climbing fear levels about holding onto jobs
  • More depending on government assistance
  • Lower industrial production and business investment
  • Lower personal income and spending
  • A GDP that can’t break 2.5%
      Watch the “Financial Issues” clip: Things that don’t get worse in an economic recovery

Celia focuses on financial stewardship every day when talking to thousands who want to honor God with their finances. This week, Celia, talked about the link between oil prices and the economy.

Celia also often educates listeners and viewers about his stock “sell” list, encouraging those who strive to be biblically responsible with their investing to sell certain stocks based on the company’s involvement in immoral or anti-biblical issues, such as having stake in Planned Parenthood funding, pornography or other organizations that should be concerning to Christians.

Celia hosts the daily, two-hour radio and television program, “Financial Issues Live,” where he takes calls from around the country, answering questions about investing, estate planning, giving, saving and stewarding finances in wise and godly ways.

“Financial Issues” has grown through radio, television and live streaming and now airs on more than 350 radio stations across the country. The program is also seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, and BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets, along with many other independent radio and TV stations.

Throughout the year, Celia also hosts popular and well-attended townhall gatherings at churches and other venues, where people can spend an evening with him to learn more about how to biblically manage their money and investments.

A financial expert and author backed by decades of financial experience, Celia is personally in touch with thousands of people each week from across the country. He has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, and has developed a biblically responsible system of financial management with great success. Celia started his radio program in 1997 and has interviewed newsmakers, experts, lawmakers and presidential candidates. He is a board member for American Family Association, speaks at conferences, townhall meetings and investment conferences around the country, is the author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.

For more on Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, visit its web site at, its Facebook page, the YouTube channel, Financial Issues with Dan Celia or its Twitter feed, @financialissues.


To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, or Jen Wozniak, 610-584-1096, ext. 100,

Dan Celia is president and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, which shares the Gospel through motivating God’s people to be responsible stewards of God’s money, ultimately helping people make good financial decisions that will increase their ability to give and grow the kingdom of God. FISM believes that only revival will transform America back to its Christian heritage and biblical values. Celia and his wife, Yvonne, have two married daughters and six grandchildren.

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