And just like that, the MLB season is off and running! It was a fun first weekend of games, and now the grind of 162 games really gets going. The MLB season is really like saving money or working towards any sort of goal. Although it’s a marathon, and a long-term responsibility, every little bit counts. The games won by teams in April will have an impact on how the season ends up in October. Even if it may not feel significant now, the little bit of money you start saving or investing today will impact your bottom line down the road.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Everything Costs More, and That’s Disrupting Retirement for Many’ – Harriet Torry – The Wall Street Journal
- During the pandemic, plenty of older Americans were forced or decided to retire. However, with inflation running high throughout the economy, more and more older Americans are re-entering the workforce.
‘With 10 Days Until the Tax-Filing Deadline, Here’s What Last-Minute Filers Need to Know’ – Sharon Epperson – CNBC
- While this headline says 10 days left to file, by the time you’re reading it there are actually 5 days left! This article goes over what you need to know if you’re running out of time to file your 2021 tax return.
‘Is the Fed Making a Mistake?’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- The Fed is constantly scrutinized for pretty much every decision they do (or don’t) make. However, in an environment today with rates rising and inflation high, the spotlight is brighter than ever. Ben looks at the Fed’s decisions and comments and wonders if they’re making a mistake.
‘Earnings Season Poses Next Trial for Volatile Stock Market’ – Karen Langley – The Wall Street Journal
- Across multiple industries, stocks will be reporting earnings over the coming weeks. This is nothing new for the market, but the new challenges of higher prices and costs may give investors something to keep an eye on this time around.