This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on data breaches, and catching up on retirement savings. In other news: How airline elite status saved the day when airline delays and cancellations strike, which airline elite status should you go for in 2023, and how pay transparency may affect your job search or next raise.

Smart Money Podcast: Data Breaches, and Catching Up on Retirement Savings
This week’s episode starts with a primer on what to do if your data is breached.

I Flew During the FAA Fiasco — and Elite Status Got Me Home
Happily for this Nerd, airline ultra-elites get preferential treatment when delays and cancellations strike.

Which Airline Elite Status Should You Go For in 2023?
Do the math and consider personal preferences when choosing an airline elite status program in 2023.

How Pay Transparency May Affect Your Job Search or Next Raise
As states and cities add rules about disclosing salaries, job seekers and workers can put the data to use.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 things you can do to fortify your finances. Also in the news: How hotel elite status is shaping up in 2022, what airline elite status looks like in 2022, and where to get reimbursed for spoiled food after a power outage.

Struggling? Here are 5 things you can do to fortify your finances
Cost of living is up, income is down—a few adjustments here and there can help boost your bank account.

How Hotel Elite Status Is Shaping Up in 2022
The most worthwhile hotel loyalty programs have elite perks that show they value their repeat customers.

How to Think About Airline Elite Status in 2022
What airline elite status qualifications will look like in 2022 is up in the air.

Where to Get Reimbursed for Spoiled Food After a Power Outage
You may be entitled to up to $500 for spoiled food, depending on your homeowners insurance policy.