Every week, our Financial Friday Round-Up compiles the best things to red, watch, or listen to regarding finance on the web. The articles below report on the millennial surge in the housing market, how to pay a mortgage in uncertain times, how to keep up employee engagement, and more.
For a long time, millennials were seen as the generation that was reluctant to enter the housing market, with some speculation that they may never buy homes due to residual effects of the recession in the late-00s. Now, it appears they were just taking their time. New numbers show that millennials account for more than half of all new home loans, the Wall Street Journal reports; read more for an in-depth look at the reasons why.
Millions of Homeowners Are Falling Behind on Their Mortgage Payments. Here Are Your Options if You’re One of Them
For those still struggling from the economic crisis, falling behind on a mortgage may feel just around the corner — but there are some steps you can take to avoid delinquency and foreclosure. This article from Money gives essential options to avoid these outcomes, including forbearance, refinancing and loan modification.
The loss of a spouse is not something anyone wants to think about but being in the business of life insurance means we know the benefits of planning ahead, even if it’s an uncomfortable subject. Having a checklist of what to do when the inevitable happens will only make things easier and give you room to grieve in peace. Here, Kiplinger gives us a helpful list of what to plan for ahead of time.
There are many benefits to remote work — cutting down on commuting times, lower transportation costs and more daily flexibility can all make workers lives a little easier. However, if you feel remote work is affecting employee engagement, Forbes gives a guide to keeping your team on track through helpful leadership tips on communication and support.
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