Money Talks: Open Topic Nov 2021
Money Talks loves bringing in expert guests to bring you a variety of topics but sometimes we just sit back and encourage you to call in about anything you’d like to discuss when it comes to your personal finance. We do have a selection of stories that have been in the news to discuss between your questions.
- "Stay the course" - S & P up this year
- Meta -verse
On April 13th, 2021 Money Talks hosted Executive Director for Mississippi Home Corporation, Scott Spivey. We learned about the Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program known as RAMP. You can find our podcast from April 13th 2021 for additional information. http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-ms-home-corp
NPR recently reported that a California man in 2014 bought a season pass at Six Flags for $150 that included two meals a day. He has eaten nearly every meal at Six Flags over the last 6 years. He says with all his savings, he paid off his student loans and bought a house.
The head of the office of Federal Student Aid told lawmakers that his agency is preparing for federal student loan repayments to resume early next year. https://www.npr.org/2021/10/28/1050110273/4-things-to-know-about-possible-changes-to-your-student-loan-debt
If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
According to various websites, here are recommendations
On what TO buy in November:
- Smart home devices, Cookware and small kitchen appliances, Smartwatches and wearables, Smartphones, wine, baking ingredients, travel - other than Thanksgiving, tools, and cookware
Here’s what NOT TO buy in November:
- Doorbuster TVs – wait to buy before the Superbowl, Ultra-low-price laptops (There is disagreement about these items. Some say the electronics offered aren’t the best quality.) Jewelry, Holiday merchandise – buy after Christmas, A new car – there’s a tight supply due to chip shortage, Large appliances and mattresses – buy these Independence Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day sales.
Mississippians enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are eligible for a supplemental benefit in November. Similar benefits were offered over the previous months to assist certified SNAP households during the pandemic, Mississippi Department of Human Services officials said last week. Check for eligibility for SNAP benefits https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/economic-assistance/snap/
- debt ceiling
- meta money
- IRAs and Roth IRAs