Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 things to do before you buy crypto. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on back to school shopping and breaking bad money habits, student debt is canceled for borrowers with disability, and 6 ways to make your business more agile.

3 Things to Do Before You Buy Crypto
All your friends are doing it. Should you invest in crypto, too? Take it slow and meet other money goals first.

Smart Money Podcast: School Supply Shopping and Breaking Bad Money Habits
How to save money when back-to-school shopping this year.

Student Debt Canceled for Borrowers With Disability; $10K Forgiveness Stalled

6 Ways to Make Your Business More Agile
Small businesses with agility can quickly pivot to survive disruptions and take advantage of opportunities.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The latest trends in home renovations and how to pay for them. Also in the news: 4 tips for starting or restarting a business in tough times, student loan forgiveness scams, and key 2021 financial deadlines to add to your calendar.

The latest trends in home renovations—and how to pay for them
Don’t worry, the open floor plan isn’t dead

4 Tips for Starting or Reinventing a Business in Tough Times
Entrepreneurs should adapt to market changes, fix problems that bother them and tweak existing strategies.

If a stranger offers you student loan forgiveness, hang up
Scammers are everywhere.

Add These Key 2021 Financial Deadlines to Your Calendar Now
Helpful reminders.