Money Talks

4/26/2022

Money Talks: Vocabulary

We throw around financial terms on Money Talks. Maybe you’re familiar with them or maybe you’re not. We’ll talk today about some vocabulary that’s good to know. We also answer questions that relate to your personal finances.In the news:streamingtwitterTerms:APRBlue Book ValueCOBRADRIPescrowJoint tenancy with right of survivorship verses tenancy in commonLiabilityLoadNonmarital agreementTerm life insurance verses whole life insuranceAn official website of the United States government is consumer finance.gov. It’s part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Click on their Consumer Education tab to learn more about money topics. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/According to Merriam Webster.com, the term “check” which refers to something that is used for verifying accuracy, authenticity, correctness began as a detachable stub – like a claim check. “Check” was first applied to the detachable stub in the early 18th century and then to the bank draft—the written order directing a bank to pay money as instructed. https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/financial-word-origins/capitalFrom Merriam Webster.com :The term as applied to the stock market derives from the actual use of blue chips in another type of game of stakes—poker. This quote from an 1874 edition of The San Francisco Chronicle nicely connects the two:If times are good and the market flourishing, the game may be played with ‘blue chips,’ as a gambler would say, the very high-priced stocks being the favorites.Blue chips in poker have the highest value, with red and white chips as lower denominations.
4/12/2022

Money Talks: Travel 2022

Are you ready to travel? With restrictions and procedures changing back and forth you might need a little assistance. Need help selecting and booking a vacation? Would you like to experience a city like a local? We’ll learn about different services travel professionals can offer with our guest Jane Halbert Jones from More Than A Tourist. Ryder is on hand to answer your personal finance questions.https://www.morethanatourist.net/ Affiliate of Magnolia Travel Grouphttps://www.magnoliatravelgroup.com/Magnolia Travel Group is a concierge travel agency offering our clients custom & unforgettable travel experiences.https://www.instagram.com/morethanatourist/As of 04/12/2022: According to the TSA: At the CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs through April 18th. During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. We will communicate any updates publicly if and/or when they change.https://www.tsa.gov/news/press/statements/2022/03/10/statement-regarding-face-mask-use-public-transportationAs of 04/12/2022: The CDC has a page for travel notices. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Venezuela. Everyone should be fully vaccinated against polio before visiting a long list of countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/noticeshttps://www.mississippimarkers.com/ is one website that lists some of the marker trails throughout Mississippi. Our state has markers for trails about Mississippi History, Country Music, Writers, Blues Music, Freedom Trail, Mound Trail, and the United States Civil Rights Trail.https://www.mississippimarkers.com/Questions:I Bonds: MT 08/17/22 http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-open-topic-augustGreen Travel
3/29/2022

Money Talks: Save Money By Planning

At Money Talks we can’t give you money but we can remind you that you might save money by planning ahead. Compounding interest, buying in bulk, watching for sales are all ways that might put you in a better financial position. We’ll discuss saving money by planning ahead today. We’ll also take your general personal finance questions.In the news: job rate, yield curve.Income Tax payments and filings are due Monday, April 18th this year.https://www.irs.gov/individuals/steps-to-take-now-to-get-a-jump-on-next-years-taxes https://blog.taxact.com/planning-next-years-taxes/Have a bank account. The fastest way for you to get your tax refund is by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit.Consider adjusting your withholding if you owed taxes or received a large refund last year.Take action when life changes occurDecide if bunching deductible expenses can help you.Try to match major deductions to high-income years.Contribute to an IRA for next year now.Atlantic and Gulf hurricane season starts until June 1st. Now is the time to prepare disaster supplies.https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/is-it-safe-to-reuse-plastic-water-bottleshttps://www.ready.gov/kit5/8/2018 Money Talks: Financial First Aid Kit http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd31f1533f6c1be55607d8403/30/2021 Preparing for Emergencies http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-prepare-for-emergencies9/7/2017 Money Talks: Emergency Financial Preparedness http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/5cd31f1633f6c1be55607da4Rotate your disaster kit’s non-perishable food in your regular pantry so you don’t let food expire and go to waste.Reuse water jugs, safely by washing between uses. We can have a link on how to do this.Watch for sales at the grocery store and stock up when regularly used items have lower prices.Keep your generator maintained or buy one if you think you might want one during a disaster.Keep your vehicle’s fuel topped off.Families can lock in tuition rates and prepay their child’s tuition and fees. Currently for newborns who would enter college in2039, parents could pay$38,812 one time or pay $395 monthly for 4 years of university tuition.Treasurer David McRae was a guest on Money Talks September 15th of 2020 and discussed this and our other college savings program. http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-treasurer-david-mcrae