Weekly Notables

from the Desk of Brian Bickett, CFP®

for the Week of September 18, 2019

Please enjoy this issue of “Weekly Notables”…

This week’s edition begins with the first of two personal finance articles which covers how, in specific circumstances, paying cash for diagnostic medical procedures can save money.

From there, we have the second personal finance article which provides an outline of how to structure a financial summit with your spouse as well as land-mines to avoid.

Lastly, we wrap up with an economic article on expectations for today’s FMOC meeting on the path of continued Fed rate cuts and the recent CNBC CFO Survey results.

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Paying Cash for Medical Events (Can) Pays Off

(Consumer Reports, via KOTATV) –  I thought you would find this personal finance article interesting because it introduces the possible scenarios where paying cash for medical expenses can be beneficial for diagnostic procedures such at X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds.  Be sure to read the last paragraph where they reinforce the importance of having health insurance of some form.  

For Couples Who Don’t Talk About Money, Consider a Financial Summit

(Kelsey Sheehy, MarketWatch) – I thought you would find this personal finance article interesting as while it’s intended for new couples, I suspect that there are some more tenured couples would find long-term benefits of holding their own Financial Summit; even at the expense of some short-term pain.

Fed Rate Cut is Coming, But Corporate Insiders Still Doubt It is Necessary

(Eric Rosenbaum, CNBC) – I thought you would find this economic article interesting even though it initially discusses the expected announcement of a rate cute at the conclusion of today’s FMOC meeting.  It also goes into great detail on the results of the recent CNBC CFO Council Survey including how lower rates push us closer to the possibility of negative rates as well as the long-term effects of lower rates on bond yields.

Where’s Brian?

Riding in the 16th Annual BHAB Ultimate Canyon Poker Run to raise funds for the Shop for the Forgotten program…

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