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 a guide to building good credit quickly, a piece on managing finances with your partner, a round-up of groundbreaking women in business, and more.
In some cases, the effects of a “thin file” credit history can be worse than a bad credit score. Luckily, it’s much easier to achieve a good score from square one than to reverse negative credit activity. This piece from Money offers four creative ways to build good credit in a quick, low-risk manner.
Personal finance can be hard enough to master — when you add a partner to the mix, it can feel overwhelming to navigate at first. The leading causes of fighting for couples tend to involve money, but you can avoid this fate with the right knowledge and a little communication. Check out this guide from Kiplinger for good advice on how to manage finances as a couple.
The tax deadline gets closer every day, but you can avoid some headaches if you find the right tax filing software. Luckily, Business Insider put together this guide to finding which tax software fits which tax scenarios best. You should still consult your tax professional, but this guide offers some services to look into as well.
Even in a year as difficult as 2020, there were still inspiring women who found success and served as role models for the year of rebuilding to come. Check out this piece from Worth on 50 groundbreaking women doing important work in society and blazing the trail today.