Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 options for your money before student loan payments resume. Also in the news: Why the freelancing boom may change how you buy life insurance, 4 signs we’re in a housing market primed for regret, and how to invest in real estate with your IRA.

5 Options for Your Money Before Student Loan Payments Resume
February will be here before you know it.

The Freelancing Boom May Change How You Buy Life Insurance
How life insurance planning differs for freelancers.

4 Signs We’re in a Housing Market Primed for Regret
Looking out for buyer’s remorse.

How to Invest in Real Estate With Your IRA
You can buy it, but you can’t live in it.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 ways to invest in real estate. Also in the news: What makes small-cap stocks mighty (and risky), why auto insurance could be limited in self-driving cars, and how to negotiate a cheaper cellphone contract.

5 Ways to Invest in Real Estate
It doesn’t have to be exhausting.

What Makes Small-Cap Stocks Mighty (and Risky)
How to get started.

With Self-Driving Cars, Auto Insurance’s Time Is Limited
Being a backseat driver in your own car.

How to Negotiate a Cheaper Cell Phone Plan
Don’t pay for what you don’t use.