This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Steps to do before the redesigned 2024 FAFSA launches in December. In other news: 3 ways to stretch your dollar on a European vacation in 2023, the best time to book holiday travel is very soon, and housing shortage can’t be fixed with polite nudges, pocket change.

Do This Before the Redesigned 2024 FAFSA Launches in December
Here are steps you can take now to make sure you’re ready to go when the new FAFSA is released in December.

3 Ways to Stretch Your Dollar on a European Vacation in 2023
Avoid tourist hotspots and travel offseason to save. You could even get some cash back on delayed flights.

The Best Time to Book Holiday Travel Is Very Soon
Book this year’s Thanksgiving flights ASAP, and consider booking end-of-the-year fares by mid-October for the best prices.

Housing Shortage Can’t Be Fixed With Polite Nudges, Pocket Change
The federal government is skirting the housing shortage timidly instead of tackling it boldly.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 questions when shopping for a brokerage account. Also in the news: Is a robo-advisor right for you, why higher prices are squeezing both buyers and renters, and how a wife got her family out of $40,000 in debt.

5 Questions When Shopping for a Brokerage Account
What you need to know.

What Is a Robo-Advisor and Is One Right for You?
A different type of financial advisor.

Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners
A housing shortage in parts of America is leading to higher prices.

A ‘good wife’ who secretly got her family $40,000 in debt shares how she climbed back to even
You can climb back, too.