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 report on starter homes, the latest installment of Planet Money’s Summer School, a guide to spending in retirement, and more.
It has been quite the hot market for real estate this year, but according to data reported in Money this week, August was the second month in a row that listings for starter homes grew. This is good news for anyone who has been missing affordability as the demand for real estate rose — check out this article for more information.
This week, Kiplinger published a piece on how to pursue your retirement dreams without worrying about running out of money. With advice on annuities, the 4% Rule and more, this piece could offer great advice to everyone looking to make the best of retirement.
Planet Money’s Summer School podcast episodes have been a great ongoing series educating listeners in the more confusing parts of the financial world. The latest and final episode tackles cryptocurrency by outlining what potential investors should keep in mind about this new form of currency. Check out this episode and the rest of the series for lots of information in bite-sized packages.
Big news from one of the world’s largest retailers comes as Walmart states it will increase its minimum wage to $12 an hour for hundreds of thousands of workers. Check out this article in The Wall Street Journal for more information.