Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get what you want at your next job. Also in the news: Medicare to offer free at home COVID-19 tests in early spring, how your parents’ debt could outlive them, and what you need to know before you claim your child tax credit this season.

How to Get What You Want at Your Next Job
Before you start polishing your resume, here are tips from career coaches on being strategic with your job search, preparing for negotiations and asking for what you want.

Medicare to Offer Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests in Early Spring
Members will be eligible for eight free over-the-counter tests per month through local pharmacies.

How Your Parents’ Debt Could Outlive Them
Should you fear ‘filial responsibility’ laws?

What You Need to Know Before You Claim Your Child Tax Credit This Filing Season
The child tax credit was expanded up to $3,600 for the 2021 tax year. Here’s how to claim yours.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to crush your holiday debt. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on paying for Covid tests, needing booster shots before you travel, and small business trends that are here to stay.

How to Crush Your Holiday Debt
Here’s what you can do to take control of your holiday debt.

Smart Money Podcast: COVID Tests, and Reversing a Credit Score Drop
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about how to get COVID-19 tests right now.

Will You Need a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster to Travel?
Travel rules remain in flux, so be sure to check your destination’s requirements.

These Small-Business Pandemic Trends Are Here to Stay
Virtual services, social media and online sales will continue to be key to small business success in 2022 and beyond.