Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: To fight inflation, take down food expenses. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast featuring a nerdy travel diary, how to handle the benefits at your new and improved job, and how to avoid 13 of the most persistent online scams.

To Fight Inflation, Take Down Food Expenses
Rising food prices are putting pressure on household budgets, but cooking more creatively can help control costs.

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Diaries: Weightlifting in New Mexico
A Travel Nerd shares her story about going to New Mexico for a weightlifting meet and how she saved money along the way.

You Got a Better Job. Now, How Do You Handle the Benefits?
Between 401(k)s, HSAs and ESPPs, new benefits can feel confusing. Knowing how to prioritize them can help you take full advantage of your new perks.

13 Persistent Online Scams (and How to Avoid Them)
Learn how to protect yourself from these common online scams and schemes.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to start investing. Also in the news: Inexpensive online money management classes, social media scams to watch out for, and why your busted March Madness bracket isn’t all bad news.

New to Investing? 4 Steps to Get You Started
Putting your money to work.

Your Guide to Inexpensive Online Money Management Classes
You can’t afford not learning how to manage your money.

3 social media money scams you need to watch out for
If it sounds too good to be true…

Your March Madness Gambling Losses Could Soften the Blow of Tax Season
Your busted bracket isn’t a total disaster.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Cut up cardsThe pros and cons of becoming an estate executor, why you shouldn’t procrastinate when it comes to paying your bills, and what to do when you have too many credit cards.

Should you become the executor of someone’s estate?
Serving as an executor can be both an honor and a nightmare.

Smart financial tips for college students
How to avoid the all-too-common pitfall of collegiate credit card debt.

Are you a financial procrastinator? Six mental hurdles to overcome
Waiting until the very last minute can create a risky pattern of financial behavior.

How to stay clear of online scams
Don’t let scammers deter you from enjoying online bargains.

I Have Too Many Credit Cards. What Do I Do?
Finding the best ways to utilize your credit.