S4-15: JetBlue Blocked by Antitrust Laws, Soft Landings and Savings Rates

This week on Finance Explained, Meghan discussed the implications of antitrust law in the context of the blocked JetBlue and Spirit merger. Meghan also mentioned the possibility of the companies appealing the decision and predicted an increase in corporate merger activity due to economic conditions. She also discussed the implications of a ‘soft landing’ versus…

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S4-13: Allowance for Kids and December Fed Meeting

Meghan announced this was her last live Q&A session for 2023, first addressing President Biden’s latest round of student loan forgiveness. She also shared her views on allowance for children and the costs associated with car ownership. Additionally, Meghan discussed tokenization in finance and the anticipation surrounding the Federal Reserve’s decision on monetary policy at…

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S4-12: Economy in 2024 and How to Prepare for a Job Loss

Join 1,000s of Family Finance Moms who get free weekly updates! YES! SIGN ME UP! On this week’s episode of Finance Explained, Meghan covered strategies to prepare for potential impending layoffs in 2024, emphasizing the importance of having a budget, an emergency fund, and understanding state rules and regulations regarding unemployment benefits. She also addressed…

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S4-10: Budgeting for the Holidays & Choosing a 529 Plan

On this week’s episode of Finance Explained, Meghan discussed concerns about rising HELOC interest rates. Meghan discussed the challenges many families face this holiday season due to inflation and uncertainty in the economy, encouraging individuals to set their own boundaries with their personal finances when budgeting for the holidays. Meghan discussed the best type of account…

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S4-8: Rising Interest Rates, Velocity Banking & HELOCs

At the request of Family Finance Mom followers, I am now posting LIVE Q&A replays as podcast episodes! To submit your question, be sure to follow me ⁠⁠@FamilyFinanceMom on Instagram⁠⁠. Look for the question box in my stories ahead of LIVE Q&A every Wednesday at 9AM ET. On today’s episode, Meghan discusses the current economy, the…

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S4-7: Federal Deficits, International Aid & HSAs

At the request of Family Finance Mom followers, I am now posting LIVE Q&A replays as podcast episodes! To submit your question, be sure to follow me ⁠⁠@FamilyFinanceMom on Instagram⁠⁠. Look for the question box in my stories ahead of LIVE Q&A every Wednesday at 9AM ET. On today’s episode, we talked about the likelihood of…

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S3-5: What Drives Gas Prices?

Gas prices have been on a roller coaster ride in 2022. In the first half of 2022, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drove energy prices to their highest point in well over a decade. Ongoing supply chain disruptions, lingering from the pandemic, and shuttered refining capacity translated those oil prices into all-time high gas prices at…

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