Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why student loan borrowers shouldn’t wait on Congress for more relief. Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast on safe travel and handling old debts, how to make sure a contract tracer isn’t a scammer, and what to do if your health insurance drops your monthly prescription.

Smart Money Podcast: How to Travel Safely, and How to Handle Old Debts
Traveling take caution.

Student Loan Borrowers: Don’t Wait on Congress for More Relief
Don’t hold your breath.

How to make sure a contract tracer isn’t a scammer
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/you-get-a-call-that-youve-been-exposed-to-coronavirus-how-to-make-sure-a-contract-tracer-isnt-a-scammer-2020-08-03
Here’s what to look for, and what a legitimate contract tracer will never ask you

What to Do if Your Health Insurance Drops Your Monthly Prescription
Looking at your options.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Finding the best balance transfer credit card. Also in the news: Keeping your financial resolutions, what not to buy at the drugstore, and the latest on the Target credit data breach. iStock_000016702801XSmall

The Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards in America
Ranking the contenders.

8 Hacks to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
After three weeks into 2014, where do your financial resolutions stand?

5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs)
The bigger the store, the better the price.

Did you get an email from Target? What you need to know
Target’s credit theft nightmare continues.

6 Critical Changes to Note When Filing Your 2013 Taxes
Important changes to the tax code you need to know about.