This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on when your bank stiffs you, and co-signing risks. In other news: Job growth despite slight rise in unemployment, a high cost to stop inflation, and when the Fed hikes interest rates, who gets hurt.

Smart Money Podcast: When Your Bank Stiffs You, and Co-Signing Risks
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about what to do when your bank stiffs you with a low annual percentage yield.

Job Market Still Strong Despite Slight Rise in Unemployment
Job growth continues and wages remain strong despite forecasts predicting job losses in 2023.

A High Cost to Stop Inflation: Sink the Economy and Spark Unemployment
Money News & Moves: Fed interest rate hikes so far this year have been slow to move the needle on inflation.

When the Fed Hikes Interest Rates, Who Gets Hurt?
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in September that he wishes “there were a painless way” to lower inflation. “There isn’t,” he said.