Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 alternatives to Airbnb. Also in the news: The importance of used car inspections, small home fixes that have a big impact on safety, and how to not go broke at the ballpark this summer.

6 Alternatives to Airbnb for When You Want Other Options
The vacation rental giant may have a near stranglehold on the market, but there are other options.

Get a Used Car Inspection Before You Buy — or After
Getting your own inspection of the car you bought online can provide peace of mind about your purchase.

Small Home Fixes Can Have a Big Impact on Safety
The following fixes typically cost $200 or less.

How to Not Go Broke at the Ballpark This Summer
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack (so long as it doesn’t break the bank).