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 life insurance, how to save money on gas, checking your credit score, and more.
U.S. Life Insurance Sales Rise on Covid-19 Fears
The biggest gains in life insurance since the 1980s happened in 2021, in both premium volume and number of policies issued. For more information on this historic buying spree, check out this article from The Wall Street Journal.
How to Save Money on Gas
Gas prices have been rising for months, hitting a historic $5 high in some cities. For advice on how to ease the pain on your wallet, check out these tips from Money this week.
How Mortgage Rates Get Made
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates and NPR’s Planet Money is here to tell us why. Check out this episode to learn how the Federal Reserve decides to raise rates and what it may mean for mortgages.
Getting a Free Credit Score is Easier Than Ever
The first step to raising your credit score is to know where you stand in the first place. Read this article from Business Insider to find out where to check your score for free.