Jill On Money: Jobs, inflation, and the Fed

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By Jill Schlesinger

As we enter the homestretch for 2022, consumers, investors and Federal Reserve officials are saying “Good Riddance!” With 40 business days to go before we can close the chapter on the year,

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Jill On Money: The housing market cools — Will prices follow?

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By Jill Schlesinger

With inflation stubbornly high, the Federal Reserve is pumping the breaks on the economy by raising interest rates. The reasoning is when interest rates rise,

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Jill On Money: Seniors get raises; everyone else is not so lucky

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By Jill Schlesinger

Inflation continues to be the biggest problem confronting the U.S. economy.

The September Consumer Price Index showed that headline prices were up by 8.2 percent from a year ago,

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Jill On Money: Muddled in the middle

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By Jill Schlesinger

“Jill, when I hear politicians talking about the middle class, what do they mean?”

To answer this question, it’s worth tracing the roots of the term.

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Jill On Money: We bonded over numbers

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By Jill Schlesinger

When my 98-year-old mother in-law passed away this month, I thought back to the first time I met her.

It was Christmas 2002 and as I was walking into my future sister-in-law’s house,

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Jill On Money: Scorching summer job heat means more rate hikes

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By Jill Schlesinger

The post-COVID labor market recovery is like this summer’s weather: SCORCHING.

The government reported that 528,000 jobs were created in July, more than twice the consensus estimate.

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Jill On Money: Social Security primer and update

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By Jill Schlesinger

In honor of the 85th anniversary of the first time that the U.S. government collected taxes for Social Security — and, more importantly, made lump-sum payments to retirees (President Franklin D.

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Jill On Money: Summer housing in transition

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By Jill Schlesinger

After hearing three stories about home sales that blew up within days of closing, I figured that it was time to check in on what’s going on in residential real estate this summer.

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Jill On Money: June jobs take-away: No recession yet

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By Jill Schlesinger

Despite the hand-wringing over a coming recession and sentiment levels dropping to all-time lows, the June employment report showed that the U.S. economy is alive and well.

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Don’t Wait…Prepare for it

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By Landis Lain

Recently a young relative perished in a motorcycle accident at the age of thirty-three. He left a wife and small children. As we navigate upstream through the morass of legalities and life insurance and grief,

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