Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How a scarcity mindset can cost you mentally and financially. Also in the news: The yearly ownership costs of a new car, how much you’ll need to keep up with inflation, and how to legally ensure you’ll get your security deposit back.

A Scarcity Mindset Can Cost You Mentally and Financially
Scary economic news is everywhere, but adopting a scarcity mindset can get in the way of making wise money choices.

Buying a New Car? Prepare for Over $10K in Yearly Ownership Costs
U.S. drivers are on track to spend twice as much on gas in 2022 as in 2021 — pushing overall new car ownership costs higher.

Got an Extra $11,500? You’ll Need It to Keep Up With 2022 Prices
Even if inflation slows in coming months, Americans will have to spend thousands more in 2022.

How to Legally Ensure You Get Your Security Deposit Back
Security deposits are meant to protect the landlord, yet too often, tenants get screwed.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: AARP credit card holders endure bumpy move to Barclays from Chase. Also in the news: 5 steps to level up your side hustle, how much it really costs to drive a new car, and one couple’s journey to tame their debt.

AARP Credit Card Holders Endure Bumpy Move to Barclays From Chase
Barclays apologizes for long call hold times, card transition woes. Issuer beefs up call support.

5 Steps to Level Up Your Side Hustle
Growing your side gig into a legit business requires research, planning and organization.

How Much Does It Really Cost to Drive a New Car?
A 5% increase in car ownership costs means your budget should include more than the monthly payment.

How I Ditched Debt: Pandemic After Payoff Tests Couple’s Resilience
One couple’s journey to tame their debt.