This week’s money news

This week’s top story: Smart Money podcast on longevity literacy, and how debt impacts credit scores. In other news: What happens if UPS goes on strike, federal student loan interest rates now highest in a decade, and why Americans can’t buy Chinese cheap electric cars.

Smart Money Podcast: Longevity Literacy, and How Debt Impacts Credit Scores
Sean Pyles and Liz Weston delve into the significant yet often overlooked concept of longevity literacy.

What Happens if UPS Goes on Strike?
A strike by the shipping giant could put a crimp in America’s e-commerce habit.

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Now Highest in a Decade
For undergraduates, interest rates on federal student loans are 5.50% for the 2023-24 academic year — up from 4.99%. But there are ways to keep your costs down.

China Makes Cheap Electric Cars; Why Can’t Americans Buy Them?
China has better access to battery materials and other advantages. But don’t look for those cars in the U.S. anytime soon.