Financial Friday Round-Up: October 4 – October 8, 2021

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 about retirement trends, the new jobs report, supply chain delays, and more.

America's New Retirement Age is 62 — or Younger

Business Insider reported this week that almost half of Americans expect to retire before turning 62, according to a New York Fed survey. Check out this article to see what that means for the economy and for financial planning in general.

Retirees, Plan for the Tax Hit From Savings Bonds

Tax consequences for savings bonds are complicated. There are four common ways that the interest can be taxed when it comes time to retire, and Kiplinger put together this guide for each. Read this to help prepare yourself or a loved one for potential tax situations.

The New Jobs Numbers Are Pretty Good, Actually

While other headlines about the jobs report this week took an alarmed or negative tone, the New York Times looked at the numbers and came to a different conclusion — that it’s not as bad as it looks. Read this for a well-argued bit of optimism surrounding the labor market.

Supply Chain Delays Hit Holiday Shopping—Buttigieg Says Could Last 'Years And Years'

Companies are noticing that the supply chain issues likely will not be solved by the holiday season. This report from Forbes warns that this could cause a 20% increase in prices and fewer Black Friday deals — for more potential consequences, check out the full report.

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