Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to avoid getting sick on a plane. Also in the news: How to save money with Amazon and Walmart prescription discounts, a Travel Nerd on booking hotels last minute, and how to get the new SNAP benefits, even if you’re still a student.

How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane
Traveling can increase your risk of getting sick, but there are steps you can take to mitigate exposure.

How to Save Money With Amazon, Walmart Prescription Discounts
The discounts can be substantial. But if you have insurance, consider your copay and deductible.

Ask A Travel Nerd: Is it Cheaper to Book Hotels Last-Minute?
Hotels are usually cheaper when you book 15 days out compared to four months out, but the savings are minimal.

How to Get the New SNAP Benefits, Even If You’re Still a Student
Benefits will increase in October.