Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Travel might not be the stress reliever you hoped for in 2021. Also in the news: The Travel Nerd on airline loyalty, considering the value of daily tasks when buying life insurance, and the easiest hands-off way to prevent your card from being closed for inactivity.

Travel Might Not Be the Stress-Reliever You Hoped for in 2021
Even if you’re vaccinated, be prepared for new, and old, hassles of travel.

Ask a Travel Nerd: Should I Be Loyal to a Single Airline?
If you fly mostly one airline, you’ll earn rewards faster, but it might limit your flight options.

Consider the Value of Daily Tasks When Buying Life Insurance
The everyday supporting services you perform for your family may be just as valuable as income.

The Easiest Hands-Off Way to Prevent Your Card From Being Closed for Inactivity
Putting your subscriptions to work.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to decide if loyalty to a hotel or airline is worth it in 2021. Also in the news: The timeline remains unclear on extending payment pause to student loan borrowers, how one late student loan payment affects you, and what questions to ask before buying homeowners insurance.

How to Decide If Loyalty to a Hotel or Airline Is Worth It in 2021
In this uncertain year, keep these factors in mind when deciding whether to change your travel loyalty memberships.

Biden Will Extend Payment Pause for Student Loan Borrowers. Yet Timeline Remains Unclear

Buying homeowners insurance? Ask these 4 questions first
Your insurance policy is your safety net in case of a disaster, so you’ll want to ask a few important questions before forking over your premium

How One Late Student Loan Payment Affects You
Find out the truth.