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.