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Learn why the national debt matters and how it directly impacts your family now, and going forward We all have our biased lens through which we look at the world. As a former financial analyst, my lens is biased towards the numbers: dollars, cents and statistics. While today there are many points of highly publicized political debate,…

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The last recession began more than 12 years ago. So for many young families, you may have never experienced an economic downturn as an adult. And to be clear, we haven’t officially been declared in a recession… yet. But as recessions are typically well underway before being declared, and given current leading economic indicators, I…

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The most commonly searched terms around this concept are all about “how to become a millionaire fast” or “how to become a millionaire overnight” or even “how to become a millionaire in 5 years.” Everyone wants to get rich quick… but what Chris Hogan found after interviewing thousands of millionaires in America for his latest…

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The current headlines are filled with hour by hour updates on coronavirus: how far it has spread, every new case reported in the United States, and the massive stock market sell-off last week. There are lots of resources out there for what this new virus is and how you can prevent it, as well as…

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This time of year, most families’ biggest financial concern is filing income taxes. In 2018, a brand new tax bill took effect and brought in sweeping changes to many family’s personal income taxes and lots of questions with it. A year later, I’m still getting lots of inquiries about it, so this week, I’ve put…

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With all the talk in the last year of will there or won’t there be a recession, last week I covered the 4 leading major economic indicators to watch that help predict a recession before it comes. And as I anticipated, lots of you wanted to know whether they were predicting a recession or not.…

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When it comes to financial markets and the economy, there is no shortage of news and information… so much so, that it can be overwhelming to sort through all the noise to focus on what really matters. I’ve started sharing a weekly Monday Market Update on Instagram, but many of you have asked about what…

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When I first published the example of a family budget based on the Consumer Expenditure Survey data, I knew there would be questions, requests to dig into various parts of the data more, and the need for clarifications. Here are the questions I’ve been asked most often about the average family budget breakdown, and the…

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