Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Student debt cancellation news, and money 101. In other news: How public defender in Florida got her student loans forgiven, and how much fees do impact Airbnb prices.

Smart Money Podcast: Student Debt Cancellation News, and Money 101
Here’s what we know and what we still need answers to.

How I Got My Student Loans Forgiven: Public Defender in Florida
Beth Bourdon, an assistant public defender at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office in Orlando, Florida, was used to her student loans not qualifying for relief that other federal loans did.

Just How Much Do Fees Impact Airbnb Prices?
The base price on an Airbnb isn’t what you’ll end up paying, so always compare final prices when booking.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: This year’s summer travel FOMO is real. Also in the news: Is it better to book Airbnbs in advance or last minute, the cheapest road trip in America, and the basic loan terms everyone needs to know before borrowing money.

This Year’s Summer Travel FOMO Is Real
It can be challenging to balance your financial goals with the fear of missing out on exciting summer travel.

Is it Better to Book Airbnbs in Advance or Last Minute?
Neither last minute nor way out, booking about a month in advance is likely to get you the best deal.

This May Be the Cheapest Road Trip in America
Gas price variance makes some U.S. regions more affordable for traveling the country’s highways.

The Basic Loan Terms Everyone Needs to Know Before Borrowing Money
Need to borrow money? Here are the basics for first-time borrowers.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why it’s worth it to book Airbnbs for a week or longer. Also in the news: Selling direct-to-consumer custom fashions, why the upcoming Ethereum merge matters, and how to get a free or low-cost laptop for school.

Why It’s Worth Booking Airbnbs for a Week or Longer
Longer stays benefit both guests and hosts. Some hosts even offer specific discounts.

Ethereum Merge Is Coming: Why It Matters

Business Inspiration: Selling Direct-to-Consumer Custom Fashion
Bringing customers’ fashion designs to life is a key strategy for Legacy Lapels’ success.

How to Get a Free or Cheap Laptop for College
https://lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-free-or-cheap-laptop-for-college-1849361096
If you have a financial need, these organizations may be able to equip you with a computer.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 12 ways to make this summer’s travel less bad. Also in the news: Are Airbnbs really cheaper for large groups, 11 ways to repurpose an old phone or tablet, and the federal consumer finance watchdog to tighten bank rules around money-transfer scams.

12 Ways to Make This Summer’s Travel Less Bad
With proper planning and an adaptable mindset, you can weather the storm that is travel in summer 2022.

Are Airbnbs Really Cheaper for Large Groups?
You can turn to Airbnb for a large group getaway, but always do the math to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

11 Ways to Repurpose an Old Phone or Tablet
You should put your old smartphone or tablet to work.

Federal consumer finance watchdog to tighten bank rules around money-transfer scams, report says
Banks generally don’t have liability in instances when the transaction is authorized.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Beyond Airbnb: Your guide to peer-to-peer travel platforms. Also in the news: 5 reasons to get the Orbitz rewards Visa credit card, the Roth IRA 5-Year rule, and 5 money strategies for military deployments.

Beyond Airbnb: Your Guide to Peer-to-Peer Travel Platforms
Thinking beyond hotels.

5 Reasons to Get the Orbitz Rewards Visa Credit Card
All about the Orbucks.

What Is the Roth IRA 5-Year Rule?
Looking out for penalties.

5 Money Strategies for Military Deployments
Important lessons military families should know.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Having the talk about college costs with your teen. Also in the news: How the new tax law affects vacation homes, what to do when an airline loses your bag, and thinking twice before paying for accident forgiveness.

Having ‘The Talk’ About College Costs With Your Teen
Managing expectations.

How the new tax law affects vacation-home owners
It gets complicated.

What to Do When an Airline Loses Your Bag
Don’t panic.

Think Twice Before Paying for Accident Forgiveness
Premium increases vs. the cost of forgiveness

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 ways to pay for Airbnb with credit card rewards. Also in the news: A cheapskate’s guide to shopping for credit cards, Black Friday price matching, and how much you’ll actually take home if you win the billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot.

3 Ways to Pay for Airbnb With Credit Card Rewards
Using rewards to pay for your stay.

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Shopping for Credit Cards
Finding a match for your thriftiness.

Black Friday: If No Price Match, Go for Cash Back
More Black Friday strategy.

How Much You’ll Actually Take Home from the $970M Mega Millions Jackpot
Don’t forget to tip your blogger.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 reasons to lease – not buy – your electric car. Also in the news: CD early withdrawal penalties can cost you, how to read between the lines of Airbnb listings, and nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z already own a home.

5 Reasons to Lease — Not Buy — Your Electric Car
Keeping up with the evolution.

CD Early Withdrawal Penalties Can Cost You
How to avoid getting hurt.

How to Read Between the Lines of Airbnb Listings
Spotting the red flags.

Nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z own a home (they’re 23 and younger)
Their average mortgage balance is $140,000.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How students can avoid common bank and credit card fees. Also in the news: What to do if you can’t get a student credit card, how to lessen the financial pains of moving, and how to photograph your house for Airbnb.

How Students Can Avoid Common Bank and Credit Card Fees
Don’t pay the bank to access your money.

What to Do If You Can’t Get a Student Credit Card
A look at the alternatives.

Ask Brianna: How Can I Lessen the Financial Pain of Moving?
Painless ways to cut costs.

How to Photograph Your House for Airbnb
Attracting more renters.