5 Things You Must Do Before The Next Recession

Last updated May 20, 2022 | By Team FBZ

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Is a recession coming? It’s possible ... and scary. Everyone is wondering what will happen. Especially with inflation, gas prices, and home values going crazy.

By preparing now for a potential major downturn in the economy later this year, a recession might affect you less than others who don't prepare. 

Some ideas to consider:  

Invest in famous art (even if you’re not a millionaire)

With the stock market as volatile as ever, Bloomberg asked investment experts where they'd invest $100,000 right now. They favored alternative investments, which included art.

After all, the ultra-wealthy, from the Rockefellers to Jeff Bezos have collected art.

And for good reasons:

  • Blue-chip art prices have appreciated 13.6% annualized (1995-2021)
  • Some billionaire collectors allocate 10–30% of their portfolios to art
  • Low correlation to stocks historically, according to Citi

Thanks to Masterworks, the fintech unicorn from NYC, you can invest in art without needing millions. By offering shares of investments in works by artists like Warhol, Basquiat, and Picasso, everyone can be a bona fide art investor.

In fact, their $7.4M Banksy offering "Exit Through The Gift Shop" sold out in less than 3 hours.

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Cancel your car insurance

We've got bad news. You could be wasting $500 every year on overpriced, second-rate car insurance. And you should probably cancel your existing insurance right now, because there's something much better.

This new tool from FinanceBuzz can tell you if you're overpaying for your car insurance in just a few clicks. On average, we find around $500 a year in savings for drivers. And once you try it out, you'll never have to look for affordable insurance again because we find you the lowest rates that other companies can't match.

Oh, and it's also free. And come on — you can't tell us you don't want to save up to $500. To find out if you're losing up to $500 or more a year, just enter your zip code here, answer a few questions and see if you're overpaying. It takes less than 2 minutes.

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Don't overpay when you shop online

Shopping online has its perks. It's super convenient, but it can be time consuming to find the best deals. Instead of hunting for coupon codes (that don't always work!) and opening tons of browser tabs comparing prices, you can try Capital One Shopping.

Capital One Shopping makes saving money effortless. Just add the browser extension and when you check out, it'll scour the internet for coupon codes to help you save cash. And before you check out at favorite stores like Amazon, Target, and more, Capital One Shopping will notify you with a friendly pop-up if the item you're buying is available cheaper somewhere else.

Capital One Shopping is free to use and won't show you ads. Add it today and stop overpaying!3

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Masterworks Benefits

  • Invest in art like a millionaire for a relatively low cost
  • Art investments have outperformed the S&P 500 by over 180% for 20 years
  • Purchase fractional shares of artwork by top artists