It feels like I start every week off this way lately, but last week was a newsworthy one for financial markets in many ways. All major US stock indices – the Dow, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq – are all firmly in bear market territory. Market volatility continues to remain high, and last week was exacerbated by a plunge in the British Pound, reflecting investors’ concerns around the new Prime Minister’s fiscal policy plans. And the PCE Price Index for August, the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation released last Friday, showed little sign of inflation alleviating. I will dive into details on all of the above, before sharing this week’s deep dive with Crista Hermance of Hermance Law and Estate Planning Mom to talk about a will vs. estate planning, or how to protect your assets and minor children when you are no longer here. Read on for more or listen to it all on this week’s episode of Finance Explained.