Every week, our Financial Friday Round-Up compiles the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance on the web. The articles below include tips on staying positive about your finances, entrepreneurs who have thrived this year, a report on how Americans are using credit, and more.
This year has been tough on small businesses, but not all news has been bad — some resourceful and strategic entrepreneurs were able to wrestle the crisis and still come out on top. For insight into how these business owners did it, check out this piece from Worth.
New Money Study: How the Pandemic Is Changing Americans’ Credit Card Habits, From Spending to Paying Down Debt
Money released an interesting report this week on how Americans’ credit habits have changed since the start of the pandemic. While total overall debt is declining, more and more families said they were “very stressed” about credit card debt and 38% of card users said it’s the only thing they use for purchases now. Read this piece for more statistics on the state of credit today.
Our spending habits fluctuate depending on our mood, so it is important to address your feelings before addressing your finances. Positivity can help a lot when making and sticking to a budget, so try these tips for getting into a good mindset before sitting down with your money.
Power in business shifts gradually over the years, and as we strive to bring equality to the playing field, it is important to recognize the women who have been rising in rank. This piece from Forbes highlights the women to watch in business for the coming year.