Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Life insurance favors young adults, but they have hesitations. Also in the news: The logic of booking air travel has changed, which rental car company has the lowest prices, and find out what’s bringing down the value of your home.

Life Insurance Favors Young Adults, But They Have Hesitations
Concerns include picking the wrong coverage amount, affording premiums and qualifying for coverage.

The Logic of Booking Air Travel Has Changed
The days of booking bare-bones fares months in advance may be gone for now.

Which Rental Car Company Usually Has the Lowest Prices?
Looking for the cheapest rental car brand? We did the math so you don’t have to.

These Things Are Bringing Down the Value of Your Home
The housing market is out of control, but it never hurts to sell for more.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How money mistakes could signal dementia risks. Also in the news: How to bank when you can’t get to one, will tax bills increase as home values soar, and why tax diversification is a smart investment strategy.

Money Mistakes Could Signal Dementia Risk
Missing bills could mean it’s time to build financial guardrails.

How to Bank When You Can’t Get to a Bank
Online banks, remote customer service, ATM reimbursement and shared branches are all options for consumers.

The Property Line: As Home Values Soar, Should You Brace for Your Tax Bill?
If you’re in a home whose value on paper has been going up, up, up, preparing for the resulting tax bill could bring you back down to earth.

Why ‘Tax Diversification’ Is a Smart Investment Strategy
You’ve heard of portfolio diversification? This is the same thing, but for taxes on your investments.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

iStock_000013037442XSmallProtecting your finances while on the road this summer, prioritizing your debt and how to find a job after graduation.

The 10 Commandments of Summer Travel
Thou shall follow these tips to keep your finances and identity safe this summer.

Sizzlin’ Summer Financial Reads
Feed your mind while working on your tan.

Which to Tackle First: High-Interest Debt or Small-Balance Debt?
The best methods for prioritizing your debt.

How I Found a Job After Graduation
Seven recent grads share their employment world successes.

Is Your Neighbor Hurting Your Home’s Value?
Bad neighbors can lead to bad home values.