Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 common myths about travel insurance and what it covers. Also in the news: Is Disney travel insurance worth the cost, 2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel and the best fast food apps for getting free stuff.

6 Common Myths About Travel Insurance and What It Covers
Travel insurance isn’t a magic Band-Aid on trip troubles. It’s important to know what coverage you need.

Is Disney Travel Insurance Worth the Cost?
Disney’s insurance is good for covering theme park tickets, but you’re likely better off with a different policy.

2022 Is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel, and Here’s Why
Hotel chains are expanding and entirely reimagining their all-inclusive portfolios.

The Best Fast Food Apps For Getting Free Stuff
Whoever said “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” clearly didn’t have a smartphone.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get travel insurance without paying for it out of pocket. Also in the news: Hotels tap into hot amenity amid surging gas prices, what rising prices could mean for your retirement, and why you should know which financial phase you’re in.

You Can Get Travel Insurance Without Paying for It Out-Of-Pocket
Holding certain travel cards can be a great way to easily acquire travel insurance. Just understand what’s covered.

Hotels Tap Into Hot Amenity Amid Surging Gas Prices

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

You Should Know Which ‘Financial Phase’ You’re In
Over your lifetime, you’ll earn, save, and spend in alignment with your values and goals.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Travel insurance that are not cover COVID-19 unless you upgrade. Also in the news: 4 cheap ways to be an eco-conscious traveler, and how to create the ultimate travel spreadsheet.

Travel Insurance Might Not Cover COVID-19 — Unless You Upgrade
As with any insurance policy, you’ll want to read the fine print to know what’s covered.

4 Cheap Ways to Be an Eco-Conscious Traveler
Being an eco-conscious traveler doesn’t necessarily require dropping cash on carbon offsets.

How to Create the Ultimate Travel Spreadsheet (and Why You Need One)
Save time, money, and brain space on your next journey.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Should you get travel insurance for your spring break trip? Also in the news: Credit cards charge ahead with rewards for driving electric, what you need to know about multicurrency accounts, and 4 ways to save on bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Should You Get Travel Insurance for Your Spring Break Trip?
Check what coverage you might already have before deciding to purchase additional insurance.

Credit Cards Charge Ahead With Rewards for Driving Electric
Automakers see a future with a lot more electric vehicles, and credit cards are starting to plug incentives for drivers who make the switch.

Multicurrency Account: What Is It and How Does It Work?
A multicurrency account lets you spend and hold different currencies to make managing life or work abroad easier.

4 Ways to Save Money on Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
They’re not getting any cheaper.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story:  Prices are skyrocketing, and how to lessen the impact. Also in the news: How to talk to your parents about estate planning, air fryer Black Friday 2021 deals, and why travel insurance is a great holiday gift to yourself.

Prices Are Skyrocketing: Here’s How to Lessen the Impact
Inflation reached a 30-year high in October, according to fresh CPI data from the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why (and How) to Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning
Help ensure that everything plays out the way Mom and Dad would want.

Air Fryer Black Friday 2021 Deals: Are They Worth It?
Target is discounting a 5-quart air fryer by $60, and Macy’s has air fryers starting at $24.99.

Consider Gifting Yourself Travel Insurance Ahead of the Holidays
Buy yourself some peace of mind by getting travel insurance, either through your credit card or a full policy.

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.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do if a fair credit score cuts your credit card options. Also in the news: Should you use points and miles to book 2021 travel, should you purchase travel insurance for your summer vacation, and how often you should be checking your credit report.

What to Do If a Fair Credit Score Cuts Your Credit Card Options
If you have only average credit, appealing credit cards aren’t as easy to come by. But you do have some choices.

Ask a Travel Nerd: Should I Use Points and Miles to Book 2021 Travel?
If you’ve been sitting on a pile of travel points, now might be a good time to start planning how to use them.

Do I Need Travel Insurance for My Summer Vacation?
If you’re making nonrefundable bookings, you might want to consider a travel insurance plan.

How Often Should You Be Checking Your Credit Report?
More often than you’d think.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Debit card fraud? Act fast to protect your money. Also in the news: How a data nerd tackled buying a house, popular 2021 home upgrades and how to pay for them, and when you don’t need to buy travel insurance.

Debit Card Fraud? Act Fast to Protect Your Money
When dealing with debit card fraud, get in touch with your bank quickly to protect your account.

How a Data Nerd Tackled Buying a House
The best financial advice is a starting point.

Popular 2021 Home Upgrades — and How to Pay for Them
If you can’t pay for a remodeling project with your savings, compare financing options to find the right fit.

When You Don’t Need to Buy Travel Insurance
Cancellation policies have relaxed during the pandemic, so you may not need travel insurance at all.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How a travel agent can help your COVID-Era travel plans. Also in the news: A beginner’s guide to travel insurance, possible relief for private student loan borrowers and what’s causing the GameStop stock frenzy.

How a Travel Agent Can Help Your COVID-Era Travel Plans
Travel agents can help you navigate coronavirus-related restrictions and make canceling trips easier.

A Beginner’s Guide to Travel Insurance
Travel insurance can help cover costs for unexpected events like cancellations, trip delays and medical care.

Will There Be Relief for Private Student Loan Borrowers?
It doesn’t look good.

What’s Causing the GameStop Stock Trading Frenzy?
An explainer.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Travel insurance options for digital nomads. Also in the news: What to do if you’ve been denied student loan refinancing, a new set of shopping tips in the pandemic, and what really happens when you file bankruptcy.

Travel Insurance Options for Digital Nomads
Digital nomads might travel for extended periods of time, so their needs are different than the average traveler.

Denied for Student Loan Refinancing? What to Do Next

A New Set of Shopping Tips in the Pandemic
Keeping yourself safe.

What Really Happens When You File for Bankruptcy
A look at each type of bankruptcy.