Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why many new cars are cheaper than used. Also in the news: Do this if you’ve already refinanced your student loans, how to find a COVID test to return to the United States, and how the student loan pause has played out for borrowers.

Why Many New Cars Are Cheaper Than Used
Due to the lack of new-car inventory, the average used car now costs more than a new one.

Do This if You’ve Already Refinanced Your Student Loans
Time to refinance again.

Ask a Travel Nerd: How Do I Find a COVID Test to Return to the U.S.?
You need a negative result within one day of your return flight to the U.S. Have a plan for getting tested.

How the Student Loan Pause Has Played Out for Borrowers
New data show many borrowers have used that extra room in the budget to shore up their overall finances.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Student loan pause is extended. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on what our listeners accomplished this year, 6 Instagram tips for small-business owners, and for young adults, building credit starts now.

Student Loan Pause is Extended
Payments will resume May 2nd.

Smart Money Podcast: What Our Listeners Accomplished This Year, Part 2
This week’s episode continues our celebration of our listeners’ money wins in 2021.

6 Instagram Tips for Small-Business Owners, by Small-Business Owners
Learn how to build an effective small-business Instagram strategy that takes up minimal time.

For Young Adults, Building Credit Starts Now
Building your credit while you’re young will pay off in the future, and it may be easier than you think.