Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to be a better long-distance caregiver. Also in the news: 4 tips for small-business owners paying down pandemic debt, how to buy an electric car, and how to avoid paying a penalty if you filed your taxes late.

How to Be a Better Long-Distance Caregiver
Get the most out of technology, local helpers and available benefits when caring for a loved one from afar.

4 Tips for Small-Business Owners Paying Down Pandemic Debt
Paying down pandemic debt can help business owners rebuild and reinvest in their companies.

How to Buy an Electric Car
Shopping for an EV takes a different strategy. Here’s what you need to know to get a good deal.

How to Avoid Paying a Penalty If You Filed Your Taxes Late
How the IRS’ late fees work

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Coronavirus prompts a welcome change to a holiday travel dilemma. Also in the news: Picking a pandemic side gig takes hustle, is it finally time to buy an electric car, and the ten best financial rules of thumb.

Coronavirus Prompts a Welcome Change to a Holiday Travel Dilemma
You now have a legitimate excuse not to stay with family for the holidays and book a hotel room instead.

Picking a Pandemic Side Gig Takes Hustle
Consider what you’re comfortable doing.

Is It Finally Time to Get an Electric Car?
More electric vehicles are now available, but make sure an EV fits your lifestyle before you buy or lease one.

The 10 Best Financial Rules of Thumb
A good starting point.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 reasons to lease – not buy – your electric car. Also in the news: CD early withdrawal penalties can cost you, how to read between the lines of Airbnb listings, and nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z already own a home.

5 Reasons to Lease — Not Buy — Your Electric Car
Keeping up with the evolution.

CD Early Withdrawal Penalties Can Cost You
How to avoid getting hurt.

How to Read Between the Lines of Airbnb Listings
Spotting the red flags.

Nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z own a home (they’re 23 and younger)
Their average mortgage balance is $140,000.