Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why family loyalty shouldn’t apply to your credit cards. Also in the news: What you should do with your travel credit card, what you need to know about roadside assistance, and what the near zero interest rates mean for you.

Why Family Loyalty Shouldn’t Apply to Your Credit Cards
You could be missing out on valuable rewards.

Ask a Points Nerd: What Should I Do With My Travel Credit Card Right Now?
A little retention attention.

Roadside Assistance: Where to Get It, What to Ask
We’ll be back on the roads eventually.

Fed holds rates near zero — here’s what that means for you
Historically low rates continue.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why credit card loyalty is no virtue. Also in the news: the SmartMoney podcast tackles saving for a down payment, how to decide between buying, fixing, or building, and how to talk to a real human at the IRS without waiting on hold forever.

Why Credit Card Loyalty Is No Virtue
At least 1 in 5 consumers are carrying the wrong card.

SmartMoney Podcast: ‘How to Save for a Down Payment’
Look for the best interest rates.

Buy, Build or Fix: What’s Best for First-Time Home Buyers?
Tough decisions.

How to Talk to a Real Human at the IRS Without Waiting on Hold Forever
The best times to call.