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Money Talks: New Year

New Year means a new start for good habits. Let’s talk about your money plans for 2022. What are your savings goals? Your retirement contribution goals? Do you have a budget to help you achieve these goals? 

  • News
  • If you receive extra money
  • New financial contribution limits
  • Look over last year's financial plan
  • Budget


Is eating out “eating” into your ability to save? By planning meals to eat at home or bring from home, you might be able to put more money towards savings or retirement.


Apple TV plus, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Netflix, HBO Max, Paramount Plus, Peacock, Hulu, Discovery Plus. Do you pay for each of these? Some of these? What could you do without to save money each month?


Do you still need life insurance now? Is your car over insured? Is your homeowner’s insurance at the correct amount? Take some time to check over your insurance to see if you can save yourself some money.


Podcast just on budgeting. Look for that from September 17th of 2019.

http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-budgets


Calls:

  • who are these suggestions for
  • returning item bought on credit card
  • tax advantage of gifts
  • long term care
  • life insurance





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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.