Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to turn unused credit card rewards into holiday gifts. Also in the news: Can college students booted for breaking COVID-19 rules get refunds, when to book your holiday travel, and how to get help from a food pantry.

How to Turn Unused Credit Card Rewards Into Holiday Gifts
You may be able to use rewards or credits to cover food, charitable donations, streaming services, exercise programs and more.

Can College Students Booted for Breaking COVID-19 Rules Get Refunds?
Be prepared for consequences, like suspension and lost financial aid, if you break your school’s COVID-19 rules.

Should You Book Holiday Travel Now or Later?
Booking your holiday travel early comes with more flexibility now than in past years.

How to Get Help From a Food Pantry
There’s no shame in needing help, especially right now.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What Biden on Trump could do for your student loans. Also in the news: Is moving now your best financial pros and cons, how to get a personal loan without perfect credit, and what to do when you can’t afford food.

What Biden or Trump Could Do for Your Student Loans
The pandemic plays a part.

Is Moving Now Your Best Financial Move?
Weighing the pros and cons.

You Don’t Need Perfect Credit to Get a Personal Loan
Bad-credit borrowers may have to take extra steps to get a loan. Start by fixing any errors on your credit report.

What to Do When You Can’t Afford Food
Millions of families are struggling.