Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Smart money moves when cash is tighter than time. Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast on losing your health insurance and setting financial goals, how a gap year might haunt you financially, and how to boost your credit score with on-time Netflix payments.

Smart Money Moves When Cash Is Tighter Than Time
A lot of extra time on our hands, but not extra cash.

Smart Money Podcast: Losing Your Health Insurance, and Setting Financial Goals
Putting your health first.

How a Gap Year Might Haunt You Financially
It could cost you up to $90K in the long run.

Boost Your Credit Score With On-Time Netflix Payments
Your binge watching could boost your credit score.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do with your ‘treasures’ your kids don’t want. Also in the news: How ‘shadow lenders’ can leave college students in the dark, why it’s harder than ever to find a balance transfer offer right now, and 5 destinations from Netflix hits to inspire your future travels.

What to Do With Your ‘Treasures’ the Kids Don’t Want
Don’t take it personally.

‘Shadow’ Lenders Can Leave College Students in the Dark
Know exactly what you’re borrowing.

Why It’s Harder Than Ever to Find a Balance Transfer Offer Right Now
The coronavirus strikes again.

5 Destinations From Netflix Hits to Inspire Your Future Travels
You’ll travel again someday.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How Gen Z (and everyone else) can combat spending regret. Also in the news: How to spot a good car salesperson – or a bad one, 4 money lessons from ‘Love is Blind,’ and 9 savings strategies to boost your finances.

How Gen Z (and Everyone Else) Can Combat Spending Regret
Prioritize what’s important to you.

How to Spot a Good Car Salesperson — Or a Bad One
Don’t get a lemon of a salesperson.

4 Money Lessons From ‘Love is Blind’
Lessons from Netflix’s new reality show.

9 savings strategies to boost your finances
Gamifying can help.