Financial Friday Round-Up: January 18 – January 22, 2021
Welcome to our 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 advice on how to maximize your paycheck, news about Yelp providing COVID safety ratings, a forecast of President Biden’s tax plans, and more.
With Democratic control of the House and the Senate, it is unlikely that President Biden will have many obstacles to passing legislation this year. Kiplinger weighed in on what that could mean for finance in America this week; check out this piece for some insight into what the next four years could look like.
For some, the excitement of nabbing a new job can cause one to breeze through the onboarding paperwork. This means some employees may not be getting the most out of their paychecks because their deductions or benefits are not optimized. January is a perfect time to adjust these for the year to come, and this guide from Money magazine is the perfect piece to help you do it.
In pandemic news, Yelp has recently announced that reviews of restaurants by users can now include ratings on their COVID safety measures. These new ratings will have no impact on a restaurant’s overall score as of right now, but an establishment’s measures like mask-wearing and social distancing can now be evaluated from within the app.
The nationwide move to working from home in 2020 saw an increase in online mental health services, leaving many to wonder where the industry will go from here. This piece from Forbes extrapolates on what could happen in the next few years, forecasting the rise of mental health infrastructures like text message support and access to digital therapy.