The Blog at ​​​Wiegand Financial

No, the tech layoffs are not actually a crisis

The number of recent tech layoffs may be big, but there are other important numbers that are even bigger. Read more
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How to get not-terrible gas prices

Perhaps it’s sad to get excited for three dollars a gallon... but hey, it’s better than five dollars a gallon. But will this downward trend continue? Read more
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Is another housing crash on the way?

Home inventory has fallen well behind the rate of population growth over the last decade.
A drop in prices is definitely plausible - but that's hardly the same as a full-blown housing crash. Read more
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Let’s be honest: things are scary

In contrast to its gangbuster performance in 2021, the market in 2022 has left everyone rattled. What's going on, and what can you do about it? Read more
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Stagflation: when everything goes wrong all at once

stagflation refers to an economic condition of concurrent inflation and recession
A mashup of “stagnation” and “inflation,” stagflation occurs when inflation accompanies a recession – the worst of both worlds. Read more
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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fed?

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the inflation numbers for January 2022. At an eye-popping 7.5% (annualized), last month’s inflation rate is the highest in 40 years. Ouch.

So now everyone’s talking even more about the prospect Read more

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