Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to pay for a home remodel without tapping your equity. Also in the news: U.S. unemployment shrinks, but recovery varies across race, sex, and age, how to avoid last-minute tax surprises when closing your business, and is COVID-specific travel insurance worth buying.

How to Pay for a Home Remodel Without Tapping Your Equity
Paying for a renovation equity-free can help you expedite the funding process and even start the project sooner.

U.S. Unemployment Shrinks, but Recovery Varies Across Race, Sex and Age
The recovery isn’t universal.

Thinking of closing your business? Avoid these last-minute tax surprises
Your state may also have requirements for dissolving your business, including canceling registrations and licenses.

Is COVID-Specific Travel Insurance Worth Buying?
What to consider before your next trip.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 National Parks to visit this fall and where to stay on points. Also in the news: How to find travel insurance that offers COVID coverage, 7 Personal Finance Rules it’s OK to break during a pandemic, and How to save the economy for everyone.

6 National Parks to Visit This Fall, and Where to Stay on Points
National parks waive fees on National Public Lands Day. Here’s where you can take advantage of the discount.

How to Find Travel Insurance That Offers COVID CoverageHere’s what to look for when seeking a travel insurance policy to cover coronavirus-related cancellations.
Reas the fine print.

7 Personal Finance Rules It’s OK to Break During a Pandemic
Almost half of Americans reported a reduction in income and need to adjust how they manage household bills.

How to save the economy for everyone
It’s worse than the 2008