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 record-high gas prices, U.S. job growth, money management, and more.
For the First Time Ever, Gas Prices Are Averaging Over $5 in These U.S. Cities
In San Francisco, gas hit an average price of over $5 per gallon, marking a historic new high. Money explained the reasons for this economic milestone this week by analyzing inflation, supply chain issues, rise in demand and more.
U.S. Job Growth Surged In February
In a surprising bit of good news, 678,000 new jobs were added in February, much better than experts anticipated. This new job growth puts us on track to recover the jobs lost during the pandemic by the end of 2022. Check out this piece for the bigger picture.
Worried About Inflation and Supply Constraints? Try Being a Small Business.
Supply-chain pressures have hit small businesses harder than larger corporations, with many entrepreneurs draining their cash reserves or taking out loans just to stay in the competition. To hear from experts and entrepreneurs on this issue, check out the rest of this Wall Street Journal piece.
You Are Finally Making Good Money. Now What?
After years of struggling to reach levels of prosperity afforded to older generations, millennials are finally finding themselves with a little bit of wealth. Kiplinger chimed in this week to help this maturing generation make all the right money moves now that they finally can. Check out this piece for some sound financial advice.