This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on investing in 2023. In other news: Small-business trends 2023, privacy hacks that may hurt your credit, and how to avoid hotel resort fees.

Smart Money Podcast: Your Money in 2023: Investing in the Stock Market
This week’s episode is all about investing in 2023.

Small-Business Trends: 6 Predictions for 2023
It’s difficult to predict what 2023 holds, but business owners can use innovative strategies to combat emerging challenges.

Privacy Hacks May Hurt Your Credit + You Won! Can You Hide?
Money News & Moves: Security fails routinely expose your personal financial info. And you can’t even buy privacy.

How to Avoid Hotel Resort Fees (and Which Brands Are the Worst)
NerdWallet analyzed the major hotel brands to find out which ones have the worst resort fees.

This week’s money news

This week’s top story: How to get paid for surviving the Southwest meltdown. In other news: Smart Money podcast on January money moves, and paying off your mortgage early, 4 ways to improve your odds of meeting new year’s money goals, and the path of mortgage rates prior to Fed meeting.

How to Get Paid for Surviving the Southwest Meltdown
In addition to covering some out-of-pocket costs, Southwest is offering at least $300 worth of points to stranded flyers.

Smart Money Podcast: January Money Moves, and Paying Off Your Mortgage Early
This week’s episode starts with a list of money tasks to do in the new year.

4 Ways to Improve Your Odds of Meeting New Year’s Money Goals
Daily life can get in the way of financial resolutions. Focus on your values and high-impact tasks.

Mortgage Rates Have Room to Rise in January, Prior to Fed Meeting
The path of mortgage rates will depend on the inflation outlook and the Fed’s aggressiveness in fighting rising prices.

This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on what we learned about our money in 2022. In other news: Holiday travel chaos is coming and how to handle it, why 2023 could be a bit better for home buyers, and benefit from fed rate hikes with a high-yield savings account.

Smart Money Podcast: What We Learned About Our Money in 2022
In this week’s episode, Sean and Liz hear from listeners about the best thing that happened to them this year, what they struggled with and what they are most looking forward to in the new year.

Holiday Travel Chaos is Coming: How to Handle It
From packing light to skipping the lines, here’s how to navigate the busiest holiday travel season in years.

For Home Buyers, 2022 Was Brutal. Why ’23 Could Be a Bit Better.
After enduring three difficult years from 2020 through 2022, home buyers might find a slightly more hospitable housing market in 2023.

Benefit From Fed Rate Hikes With a High-Yield Savings Account
The recent federal rate increases have been great for savers with high-yield savings accounts. It is not too late to take advantage.

This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on end of credit card rewards, and luxury credit cards. In other news: December mortgage rates, how high-interest ‘rent-a-bank’ loans sidestep state rate caps, and lifetime income.

Smart Money Podcast: The End of Credit Card Rewards, and When to Cancel Luxury Credit Cards
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about the potential end of credit card rewards.

December Mortgage Rates May Seek Calm After Turbulent Year
Interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages could stabilize or even drift lower in December.

How High-Interest ‘Rent-a-Bank’ Loans Sidestep State Rate Caps
Rent-a-bank loans are online loans that may charge triple-digit APRs in states that cap interest rates on small loans.

Save for ‘Retirement’? Generate Lifetime Income Instead
Money News & Moves: Also, Google pays for tracking us, and crypto isn’t broken.

This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on what the Fed news means for you, and choosing a new bank. In other news: October mortgage rates that will continue to rise, 3 common types o f life insurance fraud and how to stay savvy, and Medicare Part B 2023 premiums dip, bucking inflation trends.

Smart Money Podcast: What the Fed News Means for You, and Choosing a New Bank
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about the Fed’s most recent interest rate hike.

October Mortgage Rates Will Continue to Rise, Haunting Home Buyers
Mortgage interest rates will likely rise in October as lenders contend with the Federal Reserve’s more aggressive stance.

3 Common Types of Life Insurance Fraud — and How to Stay Savvy
Misleading a life insurance company might mean your loved ones never see the money you intended for them.

Medicare Part B 2023 Premiums Dip, Bucking Inflation Trends
Medicare beneficiaries will save a little over $5 per month on Medicare Part B compared to the previous year.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Smart Money Podcast on beating money procrastination, and when to unfreeze credit. In other news: 5 ways small businesses can offset high gas prices, how to shop on TikTok without overpaying, and the cost difference between using LED and incandescent lightbulbs.

Smart Money Podcast: Beating Money Procrastination, and When to Unfreeze Credit
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about how to stop putting off financial decisions.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Offset High Gas Prices
Financial forecasting and energy efficiency improvements can help small businesses save money, regardless of how gas prices change.

How to Shop on TikTok Without Overpaying
Not everything for sale on the app is a good deal.

The Cost Difference Between Using LED and Incandescent Lightbulbs
What to know in order to save on your energy bills.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: To prepare kids set to invest with custodial accounts. In other news: 8 Latino financial pros on building wealth and knowledge in 2022, Smart Money Podcast on fall money tasks, and saving enough to retire, and if a line of credit is right for your business recession plan.

Get Kids Set to Invest With Custodial Accounts
To prepare kids to take over their custodial accounts, they need financial education and solid money habits, which can be developed early on.

8 Latino Financial Pros on Building Wealth and Knowledge in 2022
Education about finances and talking honestly about money are key, Latino financial experts say.

Smart Money Podcast: Fall Money Tasks, and Saving Enough to Retire
This week’s episode starts with a reminder to check in on your finances as we enter into the last quarter of the year and some suggestions for some money tasks to complete.

Is a Line of Credit Right for Your Business Recession Plan?
How your business operates and whether you have fluctuating funding needs can help you decide when to apply for a business line of credit.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to find a happy balance among competing savings goals. Also in the news: Smart Money Podcast: live from Las Vegas, easy solutions to 3 common air travel nightmares, and how relaxed COVID guidelines will affect your next trips.

How to Find a Happy Balance Among Competing Savings Goals
Deciding how to prioritize different savings goals can be overwhelming, but financial experts recommend ordering them by urgency.

Smart Money Podcast: Live From Las Vegas!
This week’s episode is a special live episode that was recorded at a company gathering in Las Vegas over the summer.

Easy Solutions to 3 Common Air Travel Nightmares
Insuring your trip through a travel card or independent policy can come in handy if things don’t go as planned.

How Will Relaxed COVID Guidelines Affect Your Next Trip?
Reduced isolation periods and other changes to CDC recommendations make it less likely your trip will be disrupted.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Student debt cancellation news, and money 101. In other news: How public defender in Florida got her student loans forgiven, and how much fees do impact Airbnb prices.

Smart Money Podcast: Student Debt Cancellation News, and Money 101
Here’s what we know and what we still need answers to.

How I Got My Student Loans Forgiven: Public Defender in Florida
Beth Bourdon, an assistant public defender at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office in Orlando, Florida, was used to her student loans not qualifying for relief that other federal loans did.

Just How Much Do Fees Impact Airbnb Prices?
The base price on an Airbnb isn’t what you’ll end up paying, so always compare final prices when booking.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to check if your bank is greenwashing. In other news: Smart Money Podcast on how to manage medical debt and the meanings behind common real estate terms.

Is Your Bank Greenwashing? Here’s How to Check
Research the impact your bank has on the planet and any environmental claims or commitments it makes.

Smart Money Podcast: How to Manage Medical Debt
Personal finance Nerd Kim Palmer talks with Maloney about her own experience working in an ER as well as dealing with medical debt she accrued as a teenager.

The Meanings Behind Common Real Estate Terms
DOM, EMD, contingency, stale listing, and other housing market lingo.