Top Financial Stories of 2022: Crypto, Student Loan Forgiveness, Inflation and More

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It’s been a wild year. Crypto has fallen 70%. The stock market has been horrible. Bonds have had the worst year since the 1700s! And we’ve watched inflation hit levels not seen since Reagan was in the White House.

What does this mean as we move into a new year?

Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the biggest money stories of 2022 — and how they might impact your pocketbook as we move into 2023.

As usual, host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Today’s guest is Craig Ferrantino, a certified financial fiduciary at Craig James Financial Services.

Remember, even though we sometimes talk about money and specific investments on this show, don’t take them as recommendations. Before investing in anything or making any other money moves, do your own research and make your own decisions.

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We’ve got the scoop on the biggest financial stories of 2022

If it was a big financial news story in 2022, we talked about it on the podcast or covered it in a post on the Money Talks News website. Our insights can help you figure out the impact events have on your money — and what to do about it.

Also, we have a few articles outside Money Talks News that we used to get information. Here’s what you need to know:

How to prepare your finances for 2023

We’re not sure what’s going to happen in 2023, but it’s a good idea to be ready. We have plenty of resources on Money Talks News that can help you make the most of your money in the coming year.

Meet this week’s guest, Craig Ferrantino

Craig Ferrantino / Money Talks News

Craig J. Ferrantino, Certified Financial Fiduciary & Certified Wealth Strategist, is the founder and president of Craig James Financial Services, LLC. Craig started his career on Wall Street at J.P. Morgan Private Banking Group in New York City, performing asset management and assisting high net-worth clients. Since then, he has amassed more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry.

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About the hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and he has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.

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