Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Your 401(k) match may be in jeopardy. Here’s what you should do. Also in the news: What happens to your travel rewards if your airline goes bankrupt, how to upgrade your old car with new tech, and why your student loan Coronavirus forbearance is messing up your credit report.

Your 401(k) match may be in jeopardy. Here’s what you should do
Steps to take right now.

Airlines are on the brink of bankruptcy — what happens to your voucher, travel miles and airline credit card if they go belly up?
No guarantee of a refund,

Upgrade Your Old Car With New-Car Tech
You can get rid of those 8-track tapes.

Why Your Student Loan Coronavirus Forbearance Is Messing Up Your Credit Report
Scores are dropping as much as 50 points.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Recession fears and how to combat them in 2020. Also in the news: What to do if you’ve inherited a Roth IRA, which airline has the most valuable rewards, and get ready to file your 2019 taxes with this checklist.

Recession Fears and How to Combat Them in 2020
Managing an increased cost of living.

Inherited a Roth IRA? Here’s What to Do Now
The Secure Act has changed things.

Ask a Points Nerd: Which Airline Has the Most Valuable Rewards?
Who deserves your loyalty?

Get Ready to File Your 2019 Taxes With This Checklist
Get your financial ducks in a row.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How kids influenced by social media push parents to overspend on back-to-school shopping. Also in the news: How one man paid off nearly $120K of debt in 5 years, the number one airline rewards program, and the pros and cons of giving your child a credit card.

Back-to-School Shopping: Kids Influenced by Social Media Push Parents to Overspend

How I Ditched Debt: Whipping Up a Payoff ‘Tornado’
How one man paid off nearly $120K of debt in 5 years.

This is the No. 1 airline rewards program
Did your favorite airline make the list?

How young is too young for a kid to have a credit card?
The pros and cons of giving your child access to your card.