It’s episode 42 of Payne Points of Wealth and the Fed has come out and admitted that inflation might not be transitory. Just like we’ve been telling you week after week. They’re looking to maybe raise interest rates sooner than expected. No kidding! However, in other news, the bond market interest rates actually went down. So what’s the deal? Is inflation transitory? Is inflation here to stay? Are interest rates going higher, lower? We’re going to break it down for you today on the show. On the tipping point, we’re going to talk about pain points that you have when it comes to your finances. What’s stopping you right now from getting on your path to financial independence. We’re going to talk about the psychology of money and some of the things that you need to be dealing with when it comes to your finances to get over those mental hurdles.
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…
- Is this a breather for commodity prices and inflation or a new trend? [1:24]
- Thinking about the big picture [4:23]
- You heard it here first! [7:10]
- The Tipping Point [10:41]
- The fear of running out of money [11:14]
- Anxiety about taxes [15:03]
- Fearing an impending market crash [17:08]
- Hidden Facts of Finance [21:14]
A breather for commodity prices and inflation or a trend?
CPI, consumer price index, which is the measure of inflation was up 5% year over year in May. That’s a huge number. We haven’t seen inflation like that in literally decades. Prices are going up everywhere. As we were recording this oil was at $73 a barrel. Inflation’s everywhere.
Meanwhile, lumber has dropped 45% since May. Copper futures are down now 12% from their record high and all of a sudden these commodity prices, which have been so strong are starting to weaken. So maybe it is transitory.
When it comes to markets, one of the dynamics that you have is that nothing goes in a straight line. Yes, commodity prices have come down but look at copper, for instance, it’s still up 50% from a year ago, even though it’s come down in the last couple of weeks. I mean, commodity prices are still way higher than they were. When you’re thinking about your investment portfolio specifically, it’s not about winning the battle. It’s about winning the war. And the question is, is this just a breather for commodity prices and inflation? Or is this a new trend?
This week on the tipping point: Pain points holding you back from financial independence
Everyone has a specific pain point. Something that’s holding you back when it comes to getting to that place of financial independence. So in this episode, we talk about some of those bigger pain points that we experience and how to get over them so we can ditch the anxiety when it comes to our money.
In the episode, we talk about the pains of taxes and market crashes but one of the biggest fears clients seem to have is running out of money. Especially when they are in the transitional phase of having an income to tapping into their wealth in the distribution years. Healthy fear is a good motivator but going overboard can suck the fun out of your life in the here and now. Check out the episode for tips on managing this balance!
This week’s hidden facts of finance
Despite a jump in taxes during World War II, total disposable personal income in 1944 was double what it was in 1940. America’s gross domestic product tripled from 1940 to 1950 in dollar terms. The economy just boomed after the war. Just because taxes are going up doesn’t mean that the economy is going to suffer or your personal income is going to suffer? So don’t be afraid of taxes. You have to make money for the taxman to take money!
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