Monday Market Update 11-22-2021

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20+ Awesome Holiday Gift Ideas for Investors

For all of you who have been here awhile, you know I don’t often make product recommendations. But since its the season of gifting, I thought you might all appreciate some financially savvy gift ideas. So here are my top gift ideas for investors (and all of you who want to be investors soon too!).…

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Do the Rich Really Pay Less In Taxes Than Other Americans?

Tax the rich has become a popular political mantra. It’s an ancient political strategy that leverages a popular villain to gain the masses support. And it’s further fueled by a repetitive soundbite we hear over and over – that billionaires pay less in taxes than their secretaries. Or that specific ultra-wealthy individuals paid no taxes…

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Monday Market Update 11-15-2021

The stock market had its first down week in over a month, as inflation concerns became front and center again following the highest CPI increase in over 30 years. We also got an update on the demand side of labor – job openings – for September, and most of the rest of Q3 earnings season.…

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Monday Market Update 11-8-2021

The stock market hit new all-time highs again last week, as Q3 earnings season continues to demonstrate solid corporate earnings performance, with countless positive earnings surprises. We also got jobs numbers for October, an update from the Fed, and Congress finally passed a bill – the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. What do they all tell…

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Monday Market Update 11-1-2021

The stock market hit new all-time highs again last week, as Q3 earnings season continues to demonstrate solid corporate earnings performance. We also got the first estimate for Q3 2021 GDP and September Disposable Income, Consumer Expenditures and the PCE Price Index, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation. What do they tell us about the…

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Financial Truth or Myth: Is A House a Good Investment?

An ongoing debate in the personal finance community is this… is a house a good investment? Or is it a liability in disguise? Welcome to a new ongoing series here at Family Finance Mom, Financial Truth or Myth. I should probably also add a third category, opinion. With each topic I’ll break it down with…

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Monday Market Update 10-25-2021

The stock market soared last week, closing at an all-time high on Thursday as Q3 earnings season surpassed most expectations. We also got an update on the housing market, with housing starts and existing home sales – what does it tell us about the health of the housing market and home prices? Catch all the…

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How Much Money Should I Save for Retirement

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is 'How much should I save for retirement?' If you can answer when you want to retire, and how much you plan to spend each year, you can use the FREE downloadable Retirement Calculator to tell you how much you need to save in total, and each year until you retire to get there. #retirement #personalfinance #retirementplanning #financialplanning

Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is “How much should I save for retirement?” Our retirement plan is likely to look a lot different than it did for our grandparents, and even our parents… and most of us aren’t saving nearly enough!

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How to Keep Money Problems Out of Your Marriage

Money problems and marriage don’t have to go hand in hand. Learn how this simple solution can keep money problems out of your marriage for good. How many of you struggle with money problems in your marriage? I have a secret for you… you are not alone. Very few marriages are free of money problems.…

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