I've never claimed to be a whiz at macroeconomics. I try to check out those who do it for a living for a general sense of where the economy is going. From the B3 blog we have Bonddad
The nice thing about his blog is that you don't need a degree to fully understand his articles at least most of the time. Here's a link to some basic charts concerning what's going on at present.
Did I mention he's partial to Weimaraners?