Michelle Singletary Wants To Help You Protect Your Finances ‘In A Crisis’
The economy is recovering from the pandemic. But what goes up, will go down one day. Financial columnist Michelle Singletary joins us for a conversation on how best to protect your finances before the crisis.
Michelle singletary, personal finance columnist for the Washington Post. Author of “The 21 Day Financial Fast” and “What To Do With Your Money In A Crisis”. His column “The Color of Money” is published in newspapers across the country. (@SingletaryM)
DeLois Robison, developed educational programs for Detroit schools from 1979 until his retirement in 2015, and previously ran an African craft sales business. She is now retired and has spent retirement funds to cover medical bills.
Chelsea horenstein, acupuncturist. Chelsea and her partner have over $ 350,000 in student loans between them. She is trying to buy a house, but does not qualify for a fixed mortgage. She is considering getting a variable rate mortgage, but is worried about it.
Excerpt from WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR MONEY WHEN CRISIS HITS: A Survival Guide by Michelle Singletary. Copyright © 2021 by Michelle Singletary. Reprinted with permission from HMH Books & Media.
From the playlist
Washington post: “Inflation is on the rise. The stock market is down. Here’s why you shouldn’t panic. “-” It was the week of consumer angst. Inflation is pushing prices up, while the stock market has started the week down. ”
New York Times: “What we spent in a month” – “Six American families open their doors – and their wallets – to show us how much life costs.”
Washington post: “Covid has forced more borrowers to fall behind on their mortgages than at any time since the Great Recession, reports CFPB” – “National consumer watchdog says more borrowers are late on their mortgages than at any time since the Great Recession. And the situation is even worse for black and Hispanic borrowers, who are twice as likely to be delinquent or in a forbearance program as white borrowers. ”
This article originally appeared on WBUR.org.