Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 8 tactics to break the credit card debt cycle. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on wedding guest expenses and vetting your mortgage lender, the bar that lets you buy drinks with wands, and how to see through inflation prices.

8 Tactics to Break the Credit Card Debt Cycle
If you’re ready to give credit cards a second chance, a few tactics may lay the groundwork for a successful relationship.

Smart Money Podcast: Save at Weddings, and Vet Mortgage Lenders
Save as a wedding guest. Then learn the cons of going with a mortgage lender recommended by your real estate agent.

This Bar Lets You Buy Drinks With Wands
Inventive payment technology integrations are part of The Cauldron Co.’s immersive fantasy-themed customer experience.

How to See Through Inflation Prices
Your perception of ‘good value’ may no longer be realistic.