Weekly Reading: “Support Sandy Relief!” Edition

Personal Finance

Here are a few of the hot topics on the NerdWallet blog this week. Every Wednesday we round ‘em up so you can stay tuned on the latest news, tips and tricks that could affect your daily budget.

A NerdWallet study shows that CD’s returned better rates than savings accounts over the past three years.

Happy Veteran’s Day!  NerdWallet highlights five innovative veteran-owned businesses.

Top 5 things you need to know to win arguments about Obamacare. Will it really expand coverage?

Learn why you should care about the federal budget deficit.

In honor of the election, here are our most traveled presidents.

Spirit Airlines raises their baggage fees, including a whopping $100 fee to check-in a bag at the gate.

Traveler’s check or credit card? Tablet or computer? What are the best travel accessories to help you have a smooth trip?

Will Romney become the fifth U.S. presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election?

NerdWallet’s final election prediction gave Obama 303 electoral votes and Romney 235.  Were we right?

Why Romney’s charitable donations tax shelter (his CRUT) actually makes sense.

Donate Smart: Giving Points or Miles to Sandy Relief.

Consumer Debt is Up – But is it All Bad? The Theory of “Good” Debt.

AmEx Bluebird + Chase Ink: Earn 5X Rewards on Credit Card Bills.