Every week, our Financial Friday Round-Up offers links to the best things to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance on the web. The articles below include reflections on what to learn from a financial crisis, the latest on student loans and refinancing rates in 2020, and much more.
One of the best things we can do with the past few months is try to learn from them, and this piece from Kiplinger provides an outlet for reflection. From knowing how to adjust your emergency fund to learning how your emotions react to risk, these are a few things anyone can assess from this financial crisis that will help prepare them for the future.
Plenty of large companies — from Nike to Target to Best Buy — are adopting Juneteenth as a holiday this year in an effort to promote diversity and equality. Long-celebrated by families and communities, Juneteenth was established to commemorate the end of slavery in America. High-profile corporations giving time off to celebrate could mark a sea change for businesses around the country.
Summer in full swing also means students are preparing for fall, and with that comes sorting out the details of the new semester. Many colleges are still taking applications for this fall, a 49% increase from this time last year. If you or a family member are looking to enroll, be sure to read this piece from Money for the most current breakdown of student loan interest rates.
Depending on where you were when the lock downs occurred in March, you may have been spending a lot more time with your parents than usual these past few months. If this is the case for you, Bloomberg has provided four pieces of advice in this light and helpful piece published this week.
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