Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Spring clean your finances with some automation. Also in the news: Negotiating your COVID-19 hospital bills, what a tax holiday at the gas pump means for you, and how to prep for the financial hit of long COVID.

Spring-Clean Your Finances With Some Automation
Automating paying bills and saving money can save time, but be strategic with your approach and check in regularly.

Can You Negotiate Your COVID-19 Hospital Bills?
Insurance companies have stopped waiving COVID-19 treatment costs, but there are ways to appeal a huge medical bill.

What a Tax Holiday at the Gas Pump Means for You
Several states are suspending gas taxes, but not everyone agrees it’s the right move.

How to prepare for the financial hit of long COVID
As much as the virus attacks the body – it can also attack your financial life.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Prepare for COVID medical bills this year. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on pandemic savings goals and inheritance taxes, how to save on supplies as kids go back to school, and why your dog needs liability insurance.

Prepare for COVID Medical Bills This Year
Find out what’s covered under the law.

Smart Money Podcast: Pandemic Savings Goals and Taxes on Inheritance
A discussion about consumers’ saving habits during the pandemic.

Save on Supplies as Kids Go Back to School in Person

Why Your Dog Needs Liability Insurance Even if She’s Perfect
Personal liability, umbrella and animal liability coverage can keep your finances safe if your dog hurts someone.