The Stock Market Keeps Dropping. Should I Change How I'm Investing? – Real Simple

Every Monday on the Money Confidential podcast, host Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, a nationally recognized money expert, delves into your (confidential) money problems and delivers smart, practical, and completely doable solutions that will help you work toward your ultimate financial goals. This is the place to come for real talk about money—and real solutions that actually work.
Is now really a good time to be investing? With prices going up and the stock market falling, how should you adjust your financial plans and investment strategy? Stefanie sits down with Katie Gatti Tassin, host of the Money with Katie podcast, to find out.
"McKayla" is a 26-year-old listener who heads operations for a design agency in London. In November 2021, McKayla invested a generous gift of money from her aunt and uncle into eight different funds. By early 2022, however, she realized she needed to access her funds in order to buy a house before the prices could rise any higher. By the time McKayla decided to take her money out, she had lost around $15,000—and the experience has made her lose confidence in her ability to invest.
"I want to be able to [invest] in a way that it becomes an advantage and a positive thing in my life rather than this huge source of stress."
Stefanie is a nationally recognized personal finance expert ready to talk work, worth, and money with unapologetically ambitious women. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Oprah Magazine, and Stefanie has appeared on ABC World News, CBSN, Fox & Friends, Fox Business, Bloomberg, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, and more to share her smart, practical solutions to any money problem.
Katie Gatti Tassin is the host of the Money with Katie podcast and creator of the personal finance blog of the same name. On her platforms, Katie shares her money management routines, and her personal budget, and discusses financial planning.
"Markets are very cyclical. And I think when we remember this, it's a lot easier to stay the course, accept downturns and doon-and-gloom news cycles as the natural part of both market and media cycles."
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