This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on travel tips and budgeting for a non-traditional life. In other news: Getting more EVs will require recycling more old batteries, June Fed meeting and a pause on rate hikes, and 7 ways for couples to earn travel points and miles together.

Smart Money Podcast: Nerdy Travel Tips, and Budgeting for a Non-Traditional Life
Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world money questions.

Getting More EVs Will Require Recycling More Old Batteries
Battery recycling is in its infancy. The EV future depends on it growing up.

June Fed Meeting: Finally, a Pause on Rate Hikes
After 10 consecutive rate hikes, the Fed paused the federal funds rate at its June meeting.

7 Ways for Couples to Earn Travel Points and Miles Together
Two wallets are better than one. Earning with your partner can really boost your points game.