Inflation is as high as it has been in decades – 8.5% – and it’s cutting budgets around the world.
The stock market, one of the best ways to beat inflation over time, is struggling. So what is a saver to do?
A great solution can also be one of the safest: Series I savings bonds, or I bonds. They are sometimes called inflation bonds because as inflation rises, interest rates the same goes for these US government bonds. Example? Right now they are paying 9.6%!
Sounds good, but what’s the catch?
In this week’s podcast episode, we’ll find out.
Co-organizer Stacy Johnson and Miranda Marquit joined by the producer Aaron Freeman. Today’s special guest is a former financial advisor, bestselling author, and financial educator Kevin Matthews from BuildingBread.
Remember, although we sometimes talk about specific investments in this program, do not take them as recommendations because they are not. Before investing in anything, do your own research and make your own decision.
You can watch the episode below, or if you want to listen, you can do it with the player at the top of this article or download it wherever you get your podcast:
What bond am I?
If you’re looking for something safe designed to protect you from inflation, here’s some helpful information.
What should you do with your portfolio?
This has been a challenging year for all types of investments. Here is some information that may be helpful.
Meet this week’s guest Kevin L. Matthews II
Kevin L. Matthews II is a Plutus Award winner and #1 bestselling author. He has helped hundreds of individuals plan for their retirement in addition to managing over $140 million in assets in the past year. his consulting career. In 2017, he entered the Top 100 Most Influential Financial Advisors voted by Investopedia.
Kevin launched BuildingBread in 2010 to inspire millennials to set, simplify, and achieve any financial goal. Kevin regularly speaks to young people around the country and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Black Enterprise, CNBC and many other publications and works.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hampton University, a certificate in financial planning from Northwestern University, and a certificate in disruptive strategy from Harvard Business School. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business with a master’s degree in technology commercialization.
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About the server
Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He is a CPA and has also acquired licenses in stocks, commodities, prime options, mutual funds, life insurance, securities custodians and real estate. .
Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a finance expert, writer, and speaker. She has been talking about personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys traveling, reading, and being outdoors.
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