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.