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.

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S3-4: Q3 GDP Surprise, Bear Market Rally & A Deep Dive on How to Get Scholarships for College

Thank you for sharing! 1 shares Share Tweet Pin LinkedIn Reddit Email Print Mix As October neared its close last week, markets rallied to post positive monthly returns for just the third time this year. Is it a bear market rally or have we seen the bottom and are we on our way to recovery?…

S3-3: What is OPEC, the Labor Market & A Deep Dive on the Importance of Understanding Our Economy

It was another eventful week for the markets and global economy last week. OPEC+ made waves economically and politically with its announcement to cut oil production, major employment releases sent mixed messages on the labor market, and more on the Twitter / Musk buyout as the saga continues. To learn more on all of these,…

S3-2: Bear Market, the British Pound & A Deep Dive on Estate and Will Planning

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…

Are We In a Recession?

After my annual summer hiatus, there’s one question I have been getting more than any other: are we in a recession? By traditional historical measures, knowing what happens during a recession, the short answer is likely yes. But the official group that declares recessions has not yet, so what are they waiting for? Here are…

S2-20: Market Free Fall, April Inflation & Deep Dive on Why is Childcare So Expensive

Last week, we saw the 6th consecutive week of down markets, with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ hitting new lows, as investors continue to digest the latest Fed rate hike and last week’s April inflation numbers. Catch it all on this week’s podcast, along with a deep dive on the childcare dilemma featuring three…

S2-19: Bear Market, Q1 GDP Miss & A Deep Dive on Cryptocurrency and NFTs

Last week, we saw the 4th consecutive week of down markets, with April performance coming in as the worst month since March 2020 for the S&P 500, and the worst month for the NASDAQ since 2008. The week also included an expected decline in real GDP for Q1 2022, adding credibility to investors’ recession concerns.…

S2-18: Market Correcting, Housing Update & A Deep Dive on US Agriculture and Rising Food Prices

On this week’s episode of Finance Explained, the market had its third consecutive down week this month and is now in correction mode and headed for bear market territory. I’ve got the latest on the housing market through March, as the spring selling season starts to pick up. And this week’s deep dive features a…

Market Update 4-4-2022

Last week, we saw the end of March, the end of the first quarter and the start of a new month. The market eked out a gain for the week, finished up for March, but had its worst quarterly performance since Q1 2020 at the start of the pandemic. In other economic news for the…

Market Update 3-28-2022

Last week, the market rallied for the second week in a row, finishing the week up +1.8%, up +3.9% for March thus far, but still down -4.7% for the year. The big story of the week, however, was a major move in interest rates. Learn just how much interest rates are increasing, what’s driving it,…

Market Update 2-7-2022

It was a calmer week for the markets as a whole (though Facebook shareholders may not agree) AND for economic data, but Q4 earnings season is still in full swing… and drove more than its fair share of excitement in the stock market. Get more details on earnings season, the labor market releases last week,…

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