Financial Friday Round-Up: September 27 – October 1, 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 refinancing your mortgage, women on Wall Street, life insurance as retirement planning, and more.

Is Now A Good Time To Refinance Your Mortgage?

Current mortgage rates have been historically low for a few weeks, leading many to ask whether now is a good time to refinance their loans. This guide from Money can help people decide whether they should take advantage of these refinancing rates.

Five Wall Street Moms Open Up About What the Pandemic Has Taught Them

Mothers face unique challenges in almost any industry, but particularly in demanding fields like Wall Street. Business Insider talked to five mothers about what they learned during the pandemic and how they will face these challenges going forward — from returning to the office to juggling home and work.

How Life Insurance Fits into a Retirement Plan

Life insurance policies are an essential part of broader retirement planning, and this Kiplinger guide provides the questions you will want to ask yourself when thinking about your coverage after you leave the workforce. Check out this piece for an important perspective on how to protect your legacy in retirement.

When The U.S. Paid Off The Entire National Debt

This brief history lesson from the Planet Money podcast shines a light on the history of the national debt and what happened the one time America paid it off all at once. Listen to this episode for some financial insight into the history of American economics.

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