Here we go into August and the dog days of summer 2021. NFL training camps are now in full swing, the MLB season is nearing the home stretch, and fall is right around the corner. Let’s make the most of the final weeks of summer!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘The Most Underappreciated Force in the Economy Right Now’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- We hear all the time about the massive amounts of student loan debts and credit card debts that Americans have amassed. However, we rarely hear about how much mortgage debt accounts for in the total amount of debt. Ben writes about mortgage debt in his latest post.
‘Save First’ – Richard Quinn – Humble Dollar
- There is constant debate about how to save money. Do you save first and spend what’s left? Or do you budget a certain amount each month after spending? Richard weighs in with his opinion on the matter in this post.
‘Investing Best Practices: Robinhood Edition’ – Mullooly Asset Podcast
- Robinhood, the online investing and trading platform, had their IPO (initial public offering) yesterday. In this week’s podcast, the guys discuss the staggering numbers Robinhood had to disclose in order to file for the IPO. Some of these numbers are seriously out of control!
‘51% Say an Emergency Fund is a Higher Financial Priority Post-Pandemic’ – Carmen Reinicke – CNBC
- The pandemic has changed the way people operate in a number of different ways. Financially, people seem to be more inclined to have more funds stashed in an emergency fund. This article writes about how the pandemic has changed people’s financial thinking.