Welcome to the Financial Friday Round-Up, where we scour the web for the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance every week. Check out the articles below for ways to pare down your spending habits, an economic update via podcast, and what to do if you retired just before the pandemic hit.
Are You Spending More Than Necessary? 5 Places to Shave Monthly Costs
A cornerstone of any effective budget is minimizing spending, and Kiplinger is here to suggest five major ways you can do just that. Highlights include switching cellphone providers, using websites like GoodRx.com for your prescriptions, and finding the best insurance rate.
How to Fill the Hole in Your Retirement Plan
Say you’ve recently retired — after years of planning, you finally get to lean back and enjoy life without work. Then the pandemic hits. What now? Bloomberg’s Barry Ritholtz answers that question in this piece, drawing out five major options for what to do if you’ve found yourself in this situation.
The Story So Far
This quick listen from NPR’s Planet Money gives us five indicators on how the economy is faring right now, with stories that may have been missed by the news lately.
Ask Chuck: Implementing a Crisis Budget
For last week’s round-up, we shared a handy flyer with five ways to start a crisis budget; this week, we’re sharing the expanded post to help any families who might need help adapting to the new economic normal. Here, the Crown staff elaborate on the five points listed on the flyer, list their personal strategies for saving over 90 days, and give tips on finding temporary work.
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