Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Should your next trip mix work and play? Also in the news: The trend of no more daily housekeeping, 7 ways freelancers and small businesses can ensure they’re paid, and how it is cheaper to buy a house than rent in certain cities.

Laptop Lugging: Should Your Next Trip Mix Work and Play?
Traveling for business or pleasure? Both? Laptop luggers are reshaping the vacation.

One of the Most Basic Hotel Amenities Is Disappearing
If you enjoy daily housekeeping, your next hotel stay might feel disappointing at first glance.

7 Ways Freelancers and Small Businesses Can Ensure They’re Paid
Temporary solutions are less than ideal when unpaid invoices significantly affect your business’s cash flow.

It’s Cheaper to Buy a House Than Rent in These Cities
Purchase prices and rents are skyrocketing, but there are areas where home ownership isn’t entirely out of reach.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 ways to manage Medicare drug costs. Also in the news: Prep for hiring your first employee with these 6 steps, how to have a retirement worth saving for, and how to buy and sell a house at the same time.

7 Ways to Manage Medicare Drug Costs
Medicare beneficiaries with pricey drugs can face high out-of-pocket costs. Here are some ways to lower the tab.

Ready to Hire Your First Employee? Prep With These 6 Steps
To hire successfully, business owners need to understand their finances, find professional support and more.

How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For
A happy retirement isn’t all about money. Make a plan for health, social connection and day-to-day enjoyment.

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 tactics to help car-buying newbies bargain like a boss. Also in the news: 5 ways to save energy during the dog days of summer, what you need to know about buying a house in 2018, and how a freelancer turned dog sitting into a successful side gig.

7 Tactics to Help Car-Buying Newbies Bargain Like a Boss
Don’t be intimidated.

5 Ways to Save Energy During the Dog Days of Summer
Staying cool.

Buying a House in 2018: What You Need to Know
Things have changed a bit.

How a Freelancer Turned Dog Sitting Into a Successful Side Gig
Getting your side hustle on.