Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to save on school supplies by tapping your community. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on explaining cryptocurrency, how to feel richer (even when you’re not), and where home prices are dropping the most.

How to Save on School Supplies by Tapping Your Community
It’s that time again: back to school, back to spending so much money on supplies.

Smart Money Podcast: What the Heck Is Crypto, Anyway?
In this episode, NerdWallet investing writer Andy Rosen attempts to explain what cryptocurrency is to his family.

5 Ways to Feel Richer (Even If You’re Not)
In some ways, feeling “rich” is less about how many zeroes you have in your bank account and more about knowing how to use them to get what you want out of life.

Cities Where Home Prices Are Dropping the Most
Homeowners are slashing prices in these parts of the country.