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 links below for advice on preparing your taxes as early as today, strategies for a strong fourth quarter, a report on gas prices, and more.
A report from Forbes shows that second jobs have been helping many to support themselves in the pandemic, and a significant portion of the workforce has been getting creative when figuring out how to generate a supplementary income. The number of freelancers has been steadily growing, along with their demand — read here for many inspiring side hustle stories.
If You’re Unemployed, Working From a New State or Freelancing Due to the Pandemic, Start Preparing Your Taxes Now
Next year’s tax season is set to be a tumultuous one with many Americans accounting for big changes when filing, be it a job loss, unemployment checks, or freelance work on the side. It never hurts to get started early, and this useful article from Money outlines everything you may need to take into consideration for the next tax deadline.
Worth published a motivational piece on how leaders can inspire themselves to lead confidently and courageously during the fourth quarter. Read this for strategies on how to be a great leader, including training your body daily, elevating your thinking, and demanding excellence from those around you.
This short report from Kiplinger forecasts that gas prices — which have already held steady at around $2.17 per gallon for a while — are looking to fall slowly to around $2 toward the end of autumn. Read this for a better look at how demand affects oil prices and why this dip in price may come to be.