Insurance for Wineries: What You Need, How to Get It

A winery is often several businesses wrapped into one — a farm, a manufacturing facility, a retail store, a bar and even a restaurant. Specialized insurance for wineries can help protect all aspects of your operation, combining standard business insurance policies like general liability and workers’ compensation with enhancements to cover issues like leakage, contamination and…

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6 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Travel

Of Americans who plan to put 2021 holiday travel expenses on a credit card, the average they plan to charge is $1,471, a September 2021 NerdWallet survey found. That’s a lot of money to spend on flights and hotels, especially when you consider that only 21% of those surveyed say they’ll pay it off in the…

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What to Buy (and Skip) in December 2021

Wouldn’t it be convenient to wrap up the year with straightforward shopping advice? Alas, the retail landscape is still chaotic. So it’s hard to tell which products (if any) will be listed at an affordable price point this month. If you’re looking for the short answer as to what’s worth your dough, consider opting for…

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SKU vs. UPC: What’s the Difference?

A stock-keeping unit, or SKU, is a unique alphanumeric code that is assigned to an individual product. SKUs appear on products as unique identifiers and are used to optimize inventory management and make tracking more efficient. In contrast, a universal product code, or UPC, is a 12-digit code that is purchased and licensed by the…

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Will Inflation Be Good for Student Loan Borrowers?

Student loan borrowers are taking to social media to celebrate inflation. That’s right, inflation: the sound-the-alarm scourge to consumers everywhere that’s hiking the price of goods and services. Over the last year, prices have risen 6.2% — the largest annual increase in three decades, according to October data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Student…

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Smart Money Podcast: Travel Tips, and Finding the Right Financial Advisors

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies. Welcome to NerdWallet’s Smart Money podcast, where we answer your real-world money questions. This week’s episode starts with a discussion about holiday travel. Then we pivot to this week’s money…

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