Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Savings rates are staying low. Here’s why, and what to do. Also in the news: Ask a Points Nerd on how to celebrate the holidays without traveling, renting hotels for big events is dirt cheap at the moment, and the benefits of a ‘second chance’ checking account.

Savings Rates Are Staying Low. Here’s Why, and What to Do
Savings rates will likely remain low for a while after moves by the Federal Reserve, but you should still save.

Ask a Points Nerd: How Can I Celebrate the Holidays Without Travel?
Think of it as an opportunity to relax and try new things, instead of a sad alternative to the normal holidays.

Renting Hotels for Big Events Is Dirt-Cheap … for Now
The cost of booking a hotel for conferences and weddings has plummeted, but don’t expect it to stay that way.

Do You Need a ‘Second Chance’ Checking Account?
Making up for past mistakes.

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