Understanding financial leverage

From global conflicts to those more personal, money and assets are used as leverage every day. On this episode of Everyday WealthTM, Soledad O’Brien, Jean Chatzky and Edelman Financial Engines planner Isabel Barrow discuss the global financial response to Russia and they dive into the financial toll of divorce and what to take into consideration when going through it. They close out the conversation answering a listener’s question about the role bonds should play in a diversified portfolio.


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