The markets continue to be rocky to start 2022, but let’s not let that ruin our weekend! If you have off for President’s Day, enjoy the long weekend. We’ll be back next week with some more great links for you to check out.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘A Bear Market for Stocks’ – Michael Batnick – The Irrelevant Investor
- If you’re an index investor, you may not realize just HOW rocky it’s getting out there in the stock market. Michael identifies how a lot of individual stocks are getting crushed, but the indexes (for now) are not really telling the same story.
‘The ranks of these kinds of investors are poised for fast growth in the coming decade’ – Lorie Konish – CNBC
- Not only is the stock market fluctuating, but the demographics of those who invest the market are changing as well. This article outlines how three different sub-groups of investors are set to make real progress in the coming years.
‘How Much Do You Need For a Down Payment?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- If you’ve looked into buying a home, I’m sure you’ve heard that 20% is the standard for a down payment. But is that really necessary? Ben walks through just how much you might need for a down payment, and it could be less than you expect.
‘The Cost of Long-Term Care is Rising. How to Cover These Expenses’ – Kate Dore – CNBC
- Along with almost everything else, the cost of long-term care is rising. Long-term care can be extremely important for some people, though. So how do you pay for it? This article digs into the details.