Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 4 workarounds to book your fall vacation rental with points. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on fall financial tasks and debit cards for kids, what it costs to fill up an electric vehicle, and why waiting until the last minute could save you money on your hotel room.

4 Workarounds to Book Your Fall Vacation Rental With Points
Booking a vacation home rental with rewards points is more difficult than booking a hotel, but it’s not impossible.

Smart Money Podcast: 5 Financial Tasks for Fall, and Kid Debit Cards

What’s It Cost to Fill Up an EV?
It costs less to charge an electric vehicle than it does to buy gasoline, even when traveling — if you plan ahead.

If you’re looking for a hotel deal, it might pay to wait until the last minute
Two weeks could be the sweet spot.