Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 things you can do to fortify your finances. Also in the news: How hotel elite status is shaping up in 2022, what airline elite status looks like in 2022, and where to get reimbursed for spoiled food after a power outage.

Struggling? Here are 5 things you can do to fortify your finances
Cost of living is up, income is down—a few adjustments here and there can help boost your bank account.

How Hotel Elite Status Is Shaping Up in 2022
The most worthwhile hotel loyalty programs have elite perks that show they value their repeat customers.

How to Think About Airline Elite Status in 2022
What airline elite status qualifications will look like in 2022 is up in the air.

Where to Get Reimbursed for Spoiled Food After a Power Outage
You may be entitled to up to $500 for spoiled food, depending on your homeowners insurance policy.