Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Are 4-day workweeks and flexible hours the future of full-time? Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on home affordability trends in the United States and abroad, what to do if you can’t out-budget inflation, and how to set your own prices for Amazon Prime Day.

Are 4-Day Workweeks, Flexible Hours the Future of Full-Time?
While a shorter week sounds appealing, there are trade-offs — and perhaps other ways to raise worker satisfaction.

Smart Money Podcast: Why Are Homes Pricey in the U.S. and Abroad?
This week’s episode is a conversation among NerdWallet’s housing Nerds who discuss home affordability trends in the United States and abroad.

What if You Can’t ‘Out-Budget’ Inflation?
Inflation is a nightmare for the many Americans who already stretch their dollars to cover basic needs.

How to Set Your Own Prices for Amazon Prime Day (and Why You Should)
Beat Amazon’s manipulation tactics by setting your own maximum prices on Prime Day.