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 retirement income, a snapshot of the job market, small business cyberattacks, and more.
Avoid These Three Retirement Income Mistakes
Saving for retirement and spending during retirement are two completely different beasts. That is why Kiplinger posted a guide this week to the most common income mistakes in retirement and how you can avoid them. Check out this piece for an expert’s perspective on bonds, annuities and more.
The Split-Screen Job Market
“Every day seems to bring a tale of two job markets,” writes Jena McGregor in this Forbes article on the unique state of jobs today. With good news and bad news coming in equal measure, use this piece to help wrap your head around how current trends like high turnover and low unemployment are interacting with one another these days.
Small Businesses Struggle With an Increase in Cyberattacks
Small businesses may not have the resources or means to deal with cyberattacks, which have become more common amongst entrepreneurs in recent years. The Wall Street Journal reported on the increase this week and highlighted the cyber insurance measures being established to protect small business owners. Check out this article for the bigger picture.
Behind the Scenes of Job Friday
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a monthly jobs report that provides essential information for all sorts of economic and financial decisions. But how exactly does the BLS put together each report? NPR’s Planet Money podcast went behind the scenes to find out how the jobs report really works — check out this episode for the full enlightening journey.