Financial Friday Round-Up: November 9 – November 13, 2020
Every week, our Financial Friday Round-Up compiles the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance on the web. The articles below include a celebration of National Entrepreneurship Month, a report on Americans’ rise in savings, a guide to the Roth IRA, and more.
This year, Nation Entrepreneurship Month takes on a new importance, as many small businesses have struggled to survive over the past months. Forbes acknowledges this and published four reminders for every entrepreneur going forward, from the basics like “Always put the customer first” to “Get your books in order.”
More than a quarter of first-time homebuyers find saving for the down payment is the most difficult part of buying a home — in the past, almost a third got that money from a friend or family. It’s no wonder that lockdown caused such a surge in first-time homebuyers this year, as Americans were able to save on daily costs of commute and eating out and put that money into savings instead, according to Money this week.
This week, to honor Veteran’s Day, Business Insider rounded up the best careers where veterans can use the skills they developed in the military to the greatest effect. Careers range from I.T. to education — as well as, notably, careers in financial services.
Many retirement vehicles are available to workers out there now that companies have said goodbye to pension packages, and the Roth IRA is one of the most important to know about. Use this guide from Money to learn everything you need to know about the benefits of this retirement vehicle.