In the new economic landscape, people are facing various challenges and successes in their efforts to earn a living. My Economy is a series that highlights these stories by sharing the experiences of individuals from different backgrounds.

One such story is that of Judy Nunez, who has always had a passion for animals. In 2012, she took the plunge and opened her own pet business, Tails on Trails, in Jersey City, New Jersey. Nunez’s journey into entrepreneurship was fueled by the need to find a job that accommodated her physical limitations after injuries that prevented her from sitting for long periods of time. After a Google search led her to the idea of dog walking, she found the perfect outlet to combine her love of animals with her need for physical activity.

Although Tails on Trails has been successful for more than a decade, the business has faced significant changes during the pandemic. Before COVID-19, Nunez employed 26 people, but that number has since dwindled to between four and six employees, depending on the season. Despite this downsizing, Nunez remains optimistic about the future of her business, noting that the smaller team allows for easier management and opportunities for growth.

If you are interested in sharing your own economic story, you can do so using the form provided by My Economy. Your story may be featured in a future issue of My Economy, shedding light on the diverse experiences of individuals navigating today’s economic realities.

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By Samantha Johnson

As a dedicated content writer at, I immerse myself in the art of storytelling through words. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to captivate our audience with each piece I create. Whether I'm covering breaking news, delving into feature articles, or exploring thought-provoking editorials, my goal remains constant: to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of writing. Join me on this journalistic journey as we navigate through the ever-evolving media landscape together.

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