Welcome to our latest Financial Friday Round-Up, where we scour the web for the best things for you to read, watch, or listen to regarding finance every week. Below you will find a piece explaining the payroll tax cuts, advice from a financial planner on refinancing your mortgage, a detailed experience of pet insurance, and more.
On Monday, Forbes published a piece that explains everything you need to know about the payroll tax cut that the White House enacted this week. From what this tax cut means by being “temporary” to how this will affect your paychecks now and later, read this article to answer any questions you might have about the new policy.
As any reader of financial news this year will know, mortgage rates are at an all-time low right now, leading many homeowners to consider refinancing. In this column from Business Insider, a financial planner runs through six things to consider before you make the decision whether to refinance or not.
Anyone with a pet knows it is terrible to see them sick in any way, and even more heartbreaking when you are worried you might not be able to pay for vet bills to help them. This piece from Money gives a good explanation for who should and should not consider pet insurance for their little buddy. While not for every situation, this coverage could be a good idea for some to ensure you can always afford for your pet to get the care they need.
Housing has historically been one of the best investments around and one that can be easy to understand for most people. However, there are still costs to being a landlord, and this piece from Bloomberg is an essential read for anyone who may be considering renting out property in the future.
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