2021 — A Year in Review

As 2021 comes to an end, I always enjoy taking a step back to reflect.

First, thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to read/follow/share my writing. I appreciate it.

Secondly, I’ll continue writing into 2022. Writing is fun and enjoyable for me, and I have no plan on stopping.

2021 was a busy year. I got married, moved out of our apartment (which is a story in itself), and completed another full year of working from home. I’d like to think 2022 will be the end of the virus but who knows anymore.

As for money talk, 2021 was one for the record books. Inflation is taking hold and a record number of people are leaving jobs. The landscape has forever changed, and I think for the better, but only time will tell.

Supply chain issues continue to be the norm and combined with inflation, consumers are seeing prices increase.

What’s that mean for 2022? First, the Fed is going to be forced into raising rates. If I had to guess, I’d say at least twice in 2022 we will see rates increase. This will hopefully help dampen inflation.

From there, crypto will continue growing in use and value. With the Metaverse in full effect, look at NFT’s and other applications to grow. Don’t overlook video games either. People are going to pay a pretty penny for unique in-game items.

Beyond that, there’s too much unknown. If inflation continues higher and the Fed loses control, look for a completely different landscape.

For now, we should focus on the wins of 2021 and how we can better prepare in all facets of life going into the new year.

Some personal goals of mine include reading more, writing more, and becoming a better person mentally/spiritually. Not religious spirituality, but rather understanding that I’m not always in control, that there are greater forces at play.

Also, continue growing and learning about finance, money. That beauty is finance and money never are the same. Always evolving, always changing.

I hope that you have a wonderful rest of 2021. Enjoy time with family and loved ones. Prepare for the year ahead.

Until next time!

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Nathan Young

Nathan Young

My talents reside in Finance, but my mind often wanders. Here I publish my thoughts and ideas. Hope you enjoy & thanks for reading!