Welcome to the 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 a podcast on women and work, an article on the importance of mentoring, news about mortgage qualifications, and more.
Despite making progress towards equality for women in the workplace, some statistics still nag at experts who work to raise the status of women in business — like how fewer companies are run by women than men. This podcast episode from Planet Money highlights two reporters who are breaking down the biggest obstacles for equality.
Some lenders are introducing a new tool that may help renters qualify for a mortgage. By monitoring which renters pay on time, this change in the industry could help more people with slim credit histories or low scores buy homes. Check out this report from Money for more information.
Worth released an article this week on the impact of mentoring young women early and the importance of investing in younger generations. This inspiring piece collects quotes from girls who had mentors through the pandemic and the positive impact they had on them.
Our money habits are always tied up in our emotions, and planning for retirement is no exception. This Kiplinger guide outlines the emotional attitudes to avoid when saving for retirement, such as overconfidence and following the herd. Check out this piece for further detail.