Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Pandemic puts personal finance on high school agenda. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on Delta spending habits and marriage vs. mortgage, 4 new rules for entrepreneurs in 2021, and the mortgage outlook for September.

Pandemic Puts Personal Finance on High School Agenda
“Educators say there’s never been more interest in the subject from students and parents.”

Smart Money Podcast: Delta Spending Habits and Marriage vs. Mortgage
How the Delta variant is changing the way people spend money.

4 New Rules for Entrepreneurs in 2021
How COVID has rewritten the rules.

Mortgage Outlook: September Rates to Ascend, Then Level Off
What to expect in the month ahead.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How 3 entrepreneurs overcame credit struggles. Also in the news: 4 best ways to redeem your choice privileges points, Medicare and hospice, and how to spot a predatory lender.

These 3 Entrepreneurs Overcame Credit Struggles; Here’s Their Advice
Credit unions, credit counseling and even credit cards helped — but so did their resolve to ask questions and put in the hard work.

4 Best Ways to Redeem Your Choice Privileges Points
These sweet spots don’t cost a lot of Choice Privileges points, even in pricey destinations like New York or Tokyo.

Does Medicare Cover Hospice?
The answer is yes, but you must qualify and use a Medicare-approved hospice provider.

How to Spot a Predatory Lender
If it sounds too good to be true, it is.