Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to avoid bad money advice. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on being creative with money, how to pay for summer fun, and 25% of Americans are delaying retirement due to inflation.

How to Avoid Bad Money Advice
We are surrounded by bad money advice, and it literally pays to be able to separate the useful from the ridiculous.

Smart Money Podcast: Get Creative About Money With Paco de Leon
This week’s episode is dedicated to a chat with Paco de Leon, author and creative.

How to Pay for Summer Fun: Financing Boats, RVs and More
Before deciding to finance a summer toy, consider your budget, what financing options make the most sense and any related costs.

25% of Americans are delaying retirement due to inflation, survey finds
Americans’ finances are being squeezed as inflation pushes up prices on things such as rent, groceries and gasoline.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to make more green at your next yard sale. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on using points to travel in luxury, what to do when you can’t afford car insurance, and these seven banks reimburse ATM fees.

How to Make More Green at Your Next Yard Sale
A successful yard sale involves hours of preparation and plenty of hard work.

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Diaries: Use Points to Fly in Luxury
Liz talks with NerdWallet travel writer Elina Geller about how she books international travel on points alone.

What to Do if You Can’t Afford Car Insurance
Don’t drop your insurance. Instead, start by contacting your insurer about payment options and discounts.

These Seven Banks Reimburse ATM Fees
Because why should you have to pay money to get access to your money?

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Are reluctant home sellers too attached to their low rates? Also in the news: Are I bonds a good investment, a new episode of the Smart Money podcast on a travel nerd’s guide to Costa Rica, and the best time to buy cars, appliances, and other things that have been hard hit by inflation.

Are Reluctant Home Sellers Too Attached to Their Low Rates?
An effect that’s difficult to quantify.

Are I Bonds a Good Investment?
I bonds are a safe way to guard your money against inflation, but what do you risk by keeping your money out of the market?

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Diaries: Getaway to Costa Rica
This episode, Sean talks with NerdWallet travel editor Kevin Berry about his recent trip to Costa Rica.

The Best Time to Buy Cars, Appliances, and Other Things That Have Been Hit Hard by Inflation
If you can’t necessarily shop cheap, you might as well shop smart.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What rising prices could mean for your retirement plans. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on student debt and money baggage, how guests can honor their budgets in peak wedding season, and ways to mitigate credit card use during inflation.

What Rising Prices Could Mean for Your Retirement Plans
Inflation means your retirement savings won’t go as far. Here’s how to pivot.

Smart Money Podcast: New Student Debt, and a Couple’s Money Baggage
This week’s episode starts with a discussion of the student debt new high school grads — and their parents — could take on.

How Guests Can Honor Their Budgets in Peak Wedding Season
All signs point to a banner year for weddings in 2022. Here’s how guests can manage the costs to attend celebrations.

Ways to mitigate credit card use during inflation
Use them strategically.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 4 ways to protect your small business from cyberattacks. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast featuring a travel nerd’s trip to Japan, what Warren Buffett would do about inflation, and what Stablecoin’s troubles mean for crypto investors.

4 Ways to Protect Your Small Business From Cyberattacks
You can follow cybersecurity best practices, train your employees and invest in cyber insurance to protect your business.

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Diaries: Scrimping and Splurging in Japan
A Travel Nerd’s story about traveling to Tokyo for a vacation that balanced moments of luxury and cost-saving travel hacks.

Rising Inflation, Volatile Market: What Would Buffett Do?
For billionaire Warren Buffett, investing in low-cost index funds and pursuing value over the long term are the best ways to beat inflation and weather turbulent times.

What a Stablecoin’s Troubles Mean for Crypto Investors
TerraUSD’s high-profile flop has added to the pressure on digital assets this week.

Monday’s need-to-know money

Today’s top story: How to save more when inflation makes your money count less. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on choosing the best crypto and Bitcoin coming to 401(k) plans, what to do if your car is stolen, and understanding the role of a power of attorney agent.

How to Save More When Inflation Makes Your Money Count Less
You can adjust your spending and saving strategies to help lessen the impact of inflation.

Smart Money Podcast: Bitcoin 401(k)s and Choosing the Best Crypto
Cryptocurrencies coming to Fidelity 401(k) plans.

What to Do if Your Car Is Stolen
Here’s when to call the police, what your insurance covers and more.

What Is a Power of Attorney Agent (and How Do You Choose One)?
If you’re aging independently, it’s important to have someone you trust in charge of your affairs.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: To fight inflation, take down food expenses. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast featuring a nerdy travel diary, how to handle the benefits at your new and improved job, and how to avoid 13 of the most persistent online scams.

To Fight Inflation, Take Down Food Expenses
Rising food prices are putting pressure on household budgets, but cooking more creatively can help control costs.

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Diaries: Weightlifting in New Mexico
A Travel Nerd shares her story about going to New Mexico for a weightlifting meet and how she saved money along the way.

You Got a Better Job. Now, How Do You Handle the Benefits?
Between 401(k)s, HSAs and ESPPs, new benefits can feel confusing. Knowing how to prioritize them can help you take full advantage of your new perks.

13 Persistent Online Scams (and How to Avoid Them)
Learn how to protect yourself from these common online scams and schemes.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What every parent should know about investing for retirement. Also in the news: To fight inflation, take down food expenses, a new episode of the Smart Money podcast on small business benefits and buying a hybrid, and these U.S. cities are seeing the biggest drop in home prices.

What every parent should know about investing for retirement
Don’t make these mistakes when it comes to saving and investing for yourself and your kids

To fight inflation, take down food expenses
February food prices were 7.9% higher than they were a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

Smart Money Podcast: Small Business Benefits, and Buying a Hybrid
Learn the perks of shopping small. Then hear whether high gas prices make now the time to switch to a hybrid.

These U.S. Cities Are Seeing the Biggest Drops in Home Prices
What this means for those looking to buy and sell houses.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How smart devices could save you money on home insurance. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on protecting your privacy and front-loading a 401(k), investing guides for parents, and how many movies you need to see to make a theater subscription pay off.

Smart-Home Devices Could Save You Money on Home Insurance
Smart-home devices provide not only comfort and convenience, but also potential insurance discounts.

Smart Money Podcast: Protecting Your Privacy, and Front-Loading a 401(k)
How to protect yourself from being tracked by websites and apps that want to use your personal data.

Investing for Parents: Save for Retirement, Avoid These Mistakes
Raising a child is expensive, but sacrificing your retirement savings could cost you more.

How Many Movies Do You Need to See to Make a Theater Subscription Pay Off?
We are living in a golden age of movie theater subscription services—here’s how each one compares.