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 on how nails reflect the health of the economy, how to get a head start on retirement planning, retail’s changing hours amid COVID surges, and more.
What Nails Can Tell Us About the Economy
Who would have thought that the price of nails would be an indicator of the large-scale health of the economy? That’s what Dan Sichel, Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, visited Planet Money to talk about this week in an enlightening episode about this surprising aspect of our financial world.
Stop Procrastinating on Your Retirement Plan! Here’s How
A common problem with retirement plans is that people simply drag their feet when it comes to saving. Thankfully, Kiplinger published this piece to help you kick into the right gear and be proactive about your retirement.
Walmart and Other Retailers Are Closing Stores and Limiting Hours Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases
You have probably noticed the strain that the labor market has put on staffing businesses, particularly in the retail sector. This Money report explains the impact of COVID-19 cases on Walmart staff and the adjustments they have made to their hours to compensate.
Four Important Steps Toward A Healthier Financial Life
What’s the best way to get your finances in shape? Forbes has the answer with four easy steps to making sure you have a healthy financial life, from defining your vision to budgeting to streamlining your efforts. Check out this article for some valuable advice.
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