This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on overcoming financial fears, and appliance repair tips. In other news: What new lending regulations mean for small-business owners, can office-to-housing conversions dent the housing crisis, and 5 steps to prepare for student loan repayment.

Smart Money Podcast: Overcoming Financial Fears, and Appliance Repair Tips
Hosts Sean Pyles and Liz Weston delve into the latest data from Consumer Reports and share handy tips that could end up saving you money and reducing electronic waste.

What New Lending Regulations Mean for Small-Business Owners
Small-business owners should expect to see more nonbank small-business lenders and should remain cautious of predatory lenders by paying attention to things like APR.

Can Office-to-Housing Conversions Dent the Housing Crisis?
Doing office-to-housing conversions at scale presents a costly challenge.

5 Steps to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment
The federal student loan payment pause is coming to an end. Here’s how to get ready to make payments again.