My 5 for Friday (January 22, 2021)


What are the best rates for savings accounts? What do you need to know about investing? And how can you pray for our new president?


These questions and more are answered in this week's My 5 for Friday.


1. Best Savings Account Interest Rates by Justin Pritchard. Most Americans today aim to put a portion of their income into a savings account. At The Balance, 150 different banks and credit unions are evaluated daily to help readers find financially advantageous deals. Here, Justin Prichard lists out the top interest-earning savings accounts on the market, and the pros and cons to each one.


2. Inauguration Day in a Time of Crisis: How to Pray by Russel Moore. In 1 Timothy 2:2-4, Paul urges that prayers be made “for kings and all who are in high positions.” Considering the Presidential change of power in America this week following months of high-stress politics and societal turmoil, how should we as Christians pray going forward?


3. 3 Ways Joe Biden’s Presidency Could Impact Your Wallet From Day One by Julia Glum. On January 20th, Joe Biden was officially inaugurated as America’s 46th president. President Biden has already been at work affecting policy in his first week and this has potential to affect your personal finances soon in at least three ways.


4. What You Need to Know About Investing Basics: Vocabulary by Yelena Mandenberg. Investing may be a wise choice for your financial health. Yet, the world of investments is intimidating especially for beginners. Knowing the basic vocabulary is a great first step to learning about investing and how to do it well.


5. Three Exhortations Against Hate From Martin Luther King Jr. by Will Standridge. Political and societal issues can be deeply polarizing for any country—as has been the case for America especially in 2020. Christians, however, are exhorted by Christ to love our enemies—those who disagree with or even hate us. As our country remembers the life of Martin Luther King, lets learn from his exhortation to not return hate with hate.

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