What Happens During a Recession

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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Understanding the Impact of Coronavirus on the Economy

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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What is a Lagging Economic Indicator?

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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4 Major Economic Indicators Families Should Follow

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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What Every Borrower Should Know About Why Interest Rates Change

If you have interest rate exposure – either through debt you pay interest on OR investments you earn interest from – you need to understand why interest rates change. You will learn what an interest rate is, what factors affect interest rates, how to read an interest rate yield curve, and more. Why Do Interest…

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