We’re back with a new week of Top Links! The market is coming off its best week in quite some time last week, and we saw the Fed raise interest rates for the first time in years. What will we in for this week? Only time will tell, but I’m sure it’ll be captivating in one way or another.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- When the stock market is volatile, sales of annuities tend to skyrocket! In this week’s video, Tom breaks down what those strings are and why the annuity pitch sounds so enticing. Don’t fall into the “too-good-to-be-true” trap of annuities.
- The pandemic postponed and canceled a lot of wedding plans for couples everywhere. That means more and more wedding are expected to take place over the next year, and with inflation rising it could be even pricier. This article discusses how to potentially save a little money on your big day.
- As Michael illustrates in this post with a number of telling charts, it’s been a rough go of things for fixed income. With inflation and rising rates, bond prices and total returns have taken a hit. Michael writes about the fixed income market and why in the long run rising rates is can be a good thing.
- Forget the fact that the housing market has been on FIRE for the last few years, but buying your first home is an overwhelming task to take on for a lot of folks. This article helps spell out the necessary steps for someone buying a home for the first time.