Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What 6 money pros wish they’d known about credit cards. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast with Michelle Singletary, 3 ways to thrive with teenage workers in a tight job market, and when it can be a good idea to co-sign for your young adult.

What 6 Money Pros Wish They’d Known About Credit Cards
These certified financial planners wish they’d gotten comfortable using credit cards earlier than they did.

Smart Money Podcast: Getting Ahead of Your Next Money Crisis With Michelle Singletary
An interview with the author of “What to do With Your Money When Crisis Hits”

3 Ways to Thrive With Teenage Workers in a Tight Job Market
Capitalize on off-hours, nurture fresh skills and embrace newness to make the most of young workers in your business.

When It Can Be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult
A look at the pros and cons.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do if Chime or other neobanks close your account. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on fighting inflation and the risks of small mortgage lenders, 6 essential terms to understand in your homeowners policy, and what millennial parents want their kids to know about money.

What to Do if Chime or Other Neobanks Close Your Account
Customers are being left with no way to access their accounts.

Smart Money Podcast: Fighting Inflation and Risks of Small Mortgage Lenders
Learns the ins and outs of inflation.

6 Essential Terms to Understand in Your Homeowners Policy
Words like “endorsements” and “exclusions” don’t need to be confusing.

What Will You Teach Your Kids About Money?
The money lessons five millennial parents around the country want their children to learn

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: With student loan payments set to return, here’s how to get help. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money Podcast on managing finances abroad and a mid-year money check-in, taking financial advice from Reddit, and how to know if you’ll receive a plus-up stimulus payment.

With Student Loan Payments Set to Return, Here’s How to Get Help
The clock is ticking.

Smart Money Podcast: Midyear Money Check-in and Managing Finances Abroad
Checking in on your money goals.

Should You Take Money Advice From Reddit?
Crowdsourcing financial advice.

What’s a Plus-Up Stimulus Payment? (And How to Know If You’ll Get One)
You could be owed an additional payment.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Are cash offers better for home sellers? Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on savings tips and the Child Tax Credit, 4 smart insurance moves for hurricane season, and how to find unclaimed money that’s owed to you.

Are Cash Offers Better for Sellers?
An all-cash offer for your home might seem like the golden ticket, but take the time to weigh all your options.

Smart Money Podcast: Savings Tips and Updates to the Child Tax Credit
Saving money can involve both cutting expenses and knowing how to make saving easier for you.

4 Smart Insurance Moves to Make for Hurricane Season
Checking your coverage and deductibles in advance can help you protect yourself financially.

How to Find Unclaimed Money That’s Owed to You
Finding your unclaimed property.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The pros and cons of selling your home to an iBuyer. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on travel insurance and buying an electric car, 5 pandemic credit card habits to carry forward, and preparing your wedding budget for the reception resurgence.

Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home to an iBuyer
Figuring out your priorities — such as having a flexible schedule, getting the best price or minimizing stress — can help you decide whether selling to an iBuyer could work for you.

Smart Money Podcast: When Travel Insurance Is Worth It and Buying an Electric Car
What it offers, how much it costs and when you should purchase it.

5 Pandemic Credit Card Habits to Carry Forward
Among credit card holders whose credit limits were cut during the pandemic, 93% say their financial views or strategies changed because of it.

Is Your Wedding Budget Ready for the Reception Resurgence?
Wedding celebrations are back.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: When it’s OK to let your good credit score drop. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on crypto credit cards and short-term investing, why balance transfer cards are starting to make a comeback, and how a 24-year-old crushed $20K+ in credit card debt.

When It’s OK to Let Your Good Credit Score Drop
Don’t let possible score damage stop you from putting your credit to use in an emergency or to grab an opportunity.

Smart Money Podcast: Crypto Credit Cards and Short-Term Investing
A look at the best funds for short-term investing.

Why Balance Transfer Credit Cards Are Starting to Blossom Again
As the economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19, credit card issuers are bringing back these offers. Here’s where to find them.

She Crushed $20K+ in Credit Card Debt at Age 24
Annika Hudak’s road map included reviewing expenses, using balance transfers and tracking her progress.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How poor credit could raise your renters insurance rates. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on buy now/pay later loans and how to start building wealth, crypto-earning credit cards, and the retailers that offer the best employee discounts.

How Poor Credit Could Raise Your Renters Insurance Rates
Having poor credit could make your renters insurance nearly twice as expensive.

Smart Money Podcast: Buy Now, Pay Later Loans and How to Start Building Wealth
These offers are common when shopping online, but they aren’t always a good option.

Crypto-Earning Credit Cards Are All the Rage — But Should You Buy In?
The crypto curious might benefit, but most people will likely do better with a traditional rewards credit card.

These Retailers Offer the Best Employee Discounts
Something to consider if you’re job hunting.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 signs you’re about to overpay for life insurance. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on big purchases and overcoming money guilt, 53% of Americans support expanding Medicare benefits, and avoid penalties by filing for a tax extension.

6 Signs You’re About to Overpay for Life Insurance
If you focus on convenience or a policy’s extra benefits, you might pay too much. Here’s what to look out for.

Smart Money Podcast: Big Purchases and Overcoming Money Guilt
How to use credit cards to cover big purchases.

53% of Americans Support Expanding Medicare Benefits, Survey Finds
Some potential Medicare changes are more popular than others, according to a new NerdWallet poll.

Avoid Penalties by Filing for a Tax Extension
The deadline is midnight tonight.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How you can recover from a bounced check. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on pet scams and buying different home types, the mortgage outlook for May, and how to find out if you qualify for a monthly broadband subsidy.

How You Can Recover From a Bounced Check
If you’ve bounced a check, ask your bank if it can waive any fees you’ve incurred, and get overdraft protection.

Smart Money podcast: Pet Scams and Buying Different Home Types
Common scams people fall victim to and how to avoid them.

Mortgage Outlook: May Rates Are Just Waiting on a Trend
How April rates flipped the script.

Do You Qualify For a $50 Monthly Broadband Subsidy?
Millions without broadband now qualify.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do with extra money? Also in the morning: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on air travel and collection accounts on credit reports, 6 reasons not to skip renters insurance, and how not to sabotage your savings with self-care.

What to Do With Extra Money
Extra cash is great, but what should you do with it? Investing is often the answer.

Smart Money Podcast: Air Travel and Collections Accounts on Credit Reports
Time to get back in the skies?

6 Reasons Not to Skip Renters Insurance
Renters insurance covers more than just the stuff in your apartment.

Don’t Let Self-Care Sabotage Your Savings
Self-care doesn’t have to punish your bank account.