Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How the pandemic disrupts holiday travel. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on charitable giving and using your savings to pay student loans, how to insure an expensive present, and how to plan for the end of student loan forbearance.

Change of Plans: How the Pandemic Disrupts Holiday Travel
More than two-thirds of Americans who had December holiday travel plans (68%) say these plans have been affected by the pandemic, according to a new NerdWallet survey.

Smart Money Podcast: Charitable Giving, and Using Savings to Pay Student Loans
Is using savings a good idea?

Bought a Pricey Present? Here’s How to Insure It
If you’re splurging on an amazing gift this year, it makes sense to protect your purchase.

How to Plan for the End of Student Loan Forbearance
January 31st is the new cutoff.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Student-LoansToday’s top story: How to decide if you should refinance your student loans. Also in the news: Credit card scams to watch out for, money-saving tips for the holidays, and hidden perks in your credit cards.

This Infographic Helps You Decide If You Should Refinance Student Loans
Refinancing could give you some breathing room.

3 Credit Card Scams You Need to Watch Out For
Protect yourself.

5 smart money-saving tips for the holidays
Especially if you’re still paying off last year’s holiday shopping.

8 Perks That Might Be Hiding in Your Credit Cards
What you could be missing out on.

7 simple steps to wise charitable giving
Donating strategically.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Getting the biggest tax write-offs for your home office. Also in the news: What you should ask a potential financial advisor, the cold realities of identity theft, and smarter ways to give to charity. Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Get The Biggest Tax Write-Off For Your Home Office
There are new tax rules this year for those who work at home.

10 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor
What you need to know about your potential advisor.

Can You Do Anything to Prevent Identity Theft?
You can’t stop identity theft. You can only hope to contain it.

Smarter Ways to Give to Charity
Creating a charitable giving plan can help you avoid the end-of-the-year rush.

How To File Your Child’s First Income Tax Return
A financial rite of passage.