Financial Friday Round-Up: January 4 – January 8, 2021
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 the year’s best small business stories, an economic forecast for the coming year, survey results on retirement planning, and more.
Forbes has long been a champion of small businesses, as this round-up of the year’s best stories of entrepreneurship can prove. Check out these articles to get a good picture of how the small-business community stands as we look toward 2021.
In this piece from Worth, the magazine asked financial experts Bob Diamond and Larry Kantor from Atlas Merchant Capital to forecast what the economy could look like in the coming year. The results were largely optimistic, with the new vaccines, resilient stock market, and potential for stimulus coming up as big reasons to remain positive.
Many Americans have been shaken by the uncertainty the pandemic has brought to their retirement savings since March of last year, with up to 43% of savers saying that they were less confident they would have enough to live comfortably in retirement. This survey from Personal Capital, as reported by Kiplinger, shines a light on how 2020 has affected attitudes on retirement across the country.
As we see bans on the sale of petrol and diesel cars coming in countries like the UK, Norway, Denmark, India, and elsewhere by 2030, many are considering electric cars more seriously than ever before. If you are looking to make the switch, this article from Wired can help you make the right decision.