This year has presented us with a mix of advanced and new financial challenges.
Inflation has stuck with us, with the yearly inflation rate ending in 2022 at 7.1%, compared to 6.8% at the end of 2021.
And as inflation continues, the Federal Reserve is starting to hit the economy with interest rate hikes this year — seven rate hikes to be exact. That’s more than we’ve seen in a year since 2008—enough to give us decent returns in the bank but also to raise the specter of a recession.
Our most popular “Money Talks News: The Podcast” episodes from 2022 reflect this financial landscape, with topics like beating inflation and capitalizing on a recession among our most downloaded episodes, along with ever-popular topics like retirement.
The good news is that we’ve given you the financial tools to get through times like these — and we’ll be giving you even more in 2023.
So take a look at last year’s top episodes. In each one, we offer insights and advice that will serve your finances well in the new year—and we do that without bringing tears to your eyes:
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About the host
Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. She is a CPA, and she is also licensed in stocks, commodities, underlying options, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisors, and real estate.
Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, author and speaker. He has been covering personal finance and investment topics for nearly 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys traveling, reading and the outdoors.