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 predicting the stock market, immigrant entrepreneurs, reducing taxes in retirement, and more.
In a new episode from the Planet Money podcast, NPR maps the most recent effects of the pandemic on women in the workforce. At the beginning of the lockdown, millions of women left their jobs to take care of their children while schools were shuttered. Listen to this episode to see how these women adjust to reentering the workforce.
This week, Money posted this video that proves just how difficult it is to time the market. In about two-and-a-half minutes, the video charts just how many large fluctuations the market has undergone in the 125 years since the Dow Jones emerged. Watch this video for a great visualization of how the market works.
The United States’ labyrinth of immigration policy has slowly caused immigrant entrepreneurs to look elsewhere for opportunity, Forbes reports this week. Check out this article for a look at the numbers and how they can be reversed.
When it comes to retirement planning, taxes linger large over our decision-making. Trying to forecast how much taxes will change by the time we retire requires a fortune-teller’s sense of the future. Luckily, Kiplinger listed four ways you can reduce your tax liability when your reach retirement; check out this link for more information.