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 millennial families, COVID entrepreneurs, disaster insurance, and more.
Many ambitious entrepreneurs have made lemons of lemonade and used the reopening of the economy in the wake of vaccinations as a drive to launch their businesses. In this neat Forbes cover story this week, four of these upstarts are profiled in inspiring detail, from a coffee shop in Kansas City to a house plant boutique in Knoxville, TN.
Millennials tend to get a bad rap in the media for their lack of hitting conventional adult milestones, but there are usually economic and cultural reasons that explain this shift. Money wrote up an enlightening article this week about the prohibitive costs of childcare in the face of inflation and student debt. Read this piece for a glimpse at the data.
As hurricane season gets underway in the Atlantic, it may be time to take a look at your home insurance and make sure you are fully covered for disasters. Listen to this podcast from Kiplinger to know what you should be looking for in a policy.
The thought of refinancing always looms for those who might want to secure better terms and interest rates, but when should homeowners switch lenders to refinance? Money put together this handy guide to answer that very question.