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 articles on running a side business, rising home prices, retirement savings, and more.
Businessweek published this helpful guide to running your own side business while keeping your day job, with advice from real entrepreneurs who are making it work. With scheduling strategies from “week on / week off” to working a day job with evening hours on the side, check out this guide if you are looking to make some additional income your own way.
We have come a long way from last summer, when mortgage rates rested at record lows in the midst of COVID-19 lockdown and new homeowners were buying their first homes at a substantial rate. Now, home prices are soaring, with home sales under $200,000 becoming rarer and rarer. Check out this piece from Money for more information.
How big should your nest egg be? Despite tons of advice out there on how to determine the right number, focusing on one specific number as a goal can be misleading and lead to complacency, according to Kiplinger this week. Learn how to plan smarter for retirement with this guide to retirement planning.
Investment banking can be one of the more mysterious realms of finance, but Business Insider is working to dispel that notion in this week’s article about how Wall Street deals are driven by professionals who conduct research, manage projects and provide strategic advice to companies, governments and institutions. Read this article to learn about an important aspect of the financial world not taught in schools.