I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but we’re halfway through December and that means there’s just over 2 weeks left in 2021. Are you ready for the new year? Have you considered what you might want to accomplish?
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Which Debt Repayment Strategy is Right For You?’ – Casey Mullooly – Mullooly Asset Management
- The end of the year is a great time to look back and assess if you met your debt repayment goals. Whether things went according to plan or not in 2021, we wrote about two different debt repayment strategies that can help you tackle debt moving forward.
‘Tax Refunds on Unemployment Benefits Still Delayed for Thousands’ – Greg Iacurci – CNBC
- It’s not just the consumer market that’s experiencing some slowdowns in production. Thousands of refunds for those receiving unemployment still have not arrived. This article outlines what’s going on, and when you might be able to expect them.
‘Inflation in the Housing Market’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- Depending on your living situation, owning vs. renting, current owner vs. prospective owner, your experience in the housing market could be VERY different. Ben looks at different areas of the housing market that have experienced inflation.
‘U.S. Retail Sales Rose Modestly in November’ – Gabriel T. Rubin – The Wall Street Journal
- While consumer spending has driven a lot of the economic growth throughout the year, the slight gain of 0.3% in November for retail sales suggests the rise in prices might finally be hitting consumers, and derailing SOME of their spending.