Finance Explained by Family Finance Mom

Finance is fast-paced and constantly changing. The market moves second by second, new economic data is released weekly, and the news comes out faster than even professional financial experts can keep up with. Family Finance Mom’s Finance Explained cuts through the noise to bring you the financial and economic news you need each week, along with an explanation of what it all means in a way everyone can understand, and more importantly, why it matters to YOU!

Welcome to Finance Explained… a podcast and the latest platform by Family Finance Mom to help women everywhere build financial literacy and make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their futures.

Episodes of Finance Explained

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Monday Market Update 11-22-2021

Thank you for sharing! 0 shares Share Tweet Pin LinkedIn Reddit Email Print Mix The stock market had a bit of a seesaw ride last week, moving up and down from day to day as varying economic releases left investors with an uncertain economic outlook. October retail sales were better than expected, but housing starts…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

3 Reasons Net Worth is the Smartest Measure to Track for your Family Finances

How do you track your family finances? And more importantly, how do you track your progress to your financial goals, beyond just your income and paying your bills every month? The answer is net worth. Learn more about the definition of net worth, why it’s the smartest measure for tracking your wealth, and how shifting…

Monday Market Update 10-18-2021

The stock market rallied last week as earnings season kicked off, and a host of economic data was released. We got data on September inflation, August Job Openings, September Retail Sales and more. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained. Last Week…

Monday Market Update 10-11-2021

It was another mixed week in the stock market. Market volatility remains higher as uncertainty looms from both the economic outlook, as well as debates in Congress around the debt ceiling and major spending bills. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained.…

Monday Market Update 10-4-2021

It was another rough week in the stock market. Market volatility remains higher as uncertainty looms from both the economic outlook, as well as debates in Congress around the debt ceiling and major spending bills. Catch all the details below for this week’s Monday market update or listen on this week’s episode of Finance Explained.…

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