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 how medical debt affects credit scores, avoiding market losses, buying a home and more.
Medical Bills Will Not Haunt Your Credit Report Anymore
In a significant overhaul of how credit scores are calculated, the three major bureaus announced that they will begin removing medical debt from credit reports starting this summer. Read this report from Money for more details on how this will affect the scores of tens of millions of Americans.
Do Not Let the Market Ruin Your Retirement
If the market takes a downturn right when it is time for you to withdraw, it can really do a number on your savings. This article from Kiplinger tells you how to mitigate that risk.
How an Empty Office Becomes a Home
As remote work settles into its second year as a norm, real estate investors in cities like New York are turning old office buildings into homes. Listen to this episode of Planet Money for details on this interesting development.
As Home Prices Soar, More People Say Buying a House Is a Bad Investment
A new survey finds that the number of adults who believe buying a home is a bad investment has risen to 12% this February, even as housing prices climb to new highs. Read this report from Money to find out why.