To say that economists did not have great expectations for the January employment report might be understating their position. It was widely believed that the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant would translate into a dismal jobs report.1 It didn’t.
Markets cratered this week, heading into correction territory, and then bounced right back.1 And then continued bucking and kicking the next day. Weird, right? Not really. These things happen pretty regularly when investors get jittery. Let’s talk about what’s going on. (Scroll to the end if you just want my soothing takeaways.) What led to […]
What did markets do in 2021? What can we expect in the months ahead? It's interesting, for sure. We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to see it! Want to learn more about what savvy investors should take away? Click here to check it […]
What do you need to know about how markets performed last year (and what could happen in 2022)? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to check it out. Keeping up with markets and the economy is part of my job, and I want […]
What did markets do in the quarter that just ended? What can we expect in the months ahead? There are a few things to keep an eye on. We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to see it! Want to learn more about what […]
What do you need to know about how markets performed last quarter (and what could happen this quarter)? We broke down what you need to know about markets and the economy into a five-minute read. Click here to check it out. Though some fundamentals continue to look strong, there are some concerns ahead. Click here to […]
The stock market got a little crazy last week. Is a storm coming? Let's take a look at what's driving markets right now. (Scroll to the end if you just want my takeaways.) A few things are driving the market volatility: Fears of a financial crisis in China. China's overheated real estate bubble is starting […]
A lot can change in 10 years. Retirement is no exception. In fact, folks retiring today are facing a different-looking retirement than those who retired a mere decade ago.1 What’s changed? Many things. For one, today’s retirees are living longer.2 These days, the average life expectancy is ~79 years, and many folks live longer than […]
Should you expect life to be better in retirement? Not according to roughly 1 in 5 folks.1 They think their golden years are worse than they expected.1 And they’re feeling anxious, lonely, depressed, and isolated in retired life.2 But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not for folks who want to break the mold and […]
What’s the best age to retire at? How do you know when it’s the right time to retire? We often spend a lot of time pondering those questions. And we tend to confine our thinking to the financial side of things.1 How much do we need to retire and how far will our money go […]
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