Welcome to the latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below you will find articles about the cheapest cities to live in, remote work, the Nobel Prize for economics, and more.
In an interesting bit of light reading, Kiplinger gave us a list of the cheapest towns in which to live in 2021 this week, with most of the contenders sitting south of the Mason-Dixon line. Check out the full piece to see if your hometown might have made the list.
Issues with the supply chain as well as limited housing have caused a slight push in inflation in the past month, exceeding economist expectations by a small amount. Read this piece from the New York Times to stay informed on the state of inflation today.
One of the benefits of the pandemic that continues to hold has been the amount of high-paying jobs that still offer remote work. Nearly 15% of all jobs that pay $80,000 listed in the third quarter of this year were still remote. Check out this piece from Money to learn more.
The Nobel Prizes were awarded for this year, and the winners for economics revolutionized the field by creating an evidence-based standard of research to replace the old theoretical approach. This newsletter from NPR’s Planet Money offers a brief glimpse into what makes these winners so important to the financial world.