Editor’s note: Like all Americans, we wish the president a speedy recovery. But in the meantime, the election approaches, so we’re going to keep covering the pocketbook issues that could potentially affect you; including this podcast, recorded last week.
Planning to vote this year? I certainly hope so.
In some elections, the candidates are so similar, it’s difficult to distinguish between the two. In this one, however, the differences between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are both numerous and stark. And many of those differences arise from economic policy.
If you’re someone who votes with their pocketbook, you may be wondering things like who’s more likely to increase the value of your 401(k), and whether Trump or Biden is better positioned to raise the value of your home.
According to an analysis by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Trump’s alma mater, Biden is best to lead the economy. From CBS News:
“Joe Biden’s economic proposals would create a faster growing economy, higher wages for American workers and reduce the debt compared to where the U.S. is headed under President Donald Trump, according to new analysis from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.”
In this week’s “Money” podcast, and in additional ones in the weeks to come, we’re going to do our best to predict the pocketbook results of Trump and Biden victories.
In future podcasts, we’ll explore Social Security, health care and income taxes. Today, we’re focusing on the stock and real estate markets. I’ll be speculating with Andrew Sather of the Investing for Beginners Podcast, as well as my co-host, financial journalist Miranda Marquit.
Sit back, relax and listen to this week’s “Money” podcast!
Want more information? Check out these resources:
- “Trump vs Biden: How the election outcome may influence your stock investments“
- “A Biden Victory And Split Congress Is Best For Stocks, But Here’s What Would Kill Markets After Election Night“
- “Trump vs. Biden: How Each Presidential Pick Would Shape the Housing Market for Years To Come“
- “9 Tips for Sane and Successful Stock Investing“
- “7 Ways to Slay Your Fear of the Stock Market“
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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and I have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.