Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 9 unsung ways to earn airline miles for free. Also in the news: 5 ways not to blow a financial windfall, 5 ways to save at summer music festivals, and the best credit cards for grocery and dining out rewards.

9 Unsung Ways to Earn Airline Miles for Free
Racking up miles while on the ground.

5 Ways Not to Blow a Financial Windfall
Using your newfound money wisely.

5 Ways to Save at Summer Music Festivals
Skip the ten dollar water.

The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards
How to maximize your rewards.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Shady industry finds new ways to charge student borrowers. Also in the news: A guide to garage door installation costs, athleisure vacations, and how to split the bill when eating out with friends. Shady Industry Finds New Way to Charge Student Borrowers A new company is offering loans to cover fees. A […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A credit check-up for new grads. Also in the news: How couples can marry clashing investment styles, how your credit history can impact your life insurance rate, and ten steps to writing a will. New Grads, Unlock Your Future With a Credit Check-Up Your new world requires good credit. How Couples Can […]

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3 money tasks you shouldn’t tackle on your own

No one cares as much about your money as you do, but never asking for help can be dangerous — and expensive. In a previous column, I detailed the hazards of trying to do your own estate plan and how problems often aren’t apparent until it’s too late to fix them. The following financial tasks […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 college money lessons you didn’t learn in high school. Also in the news: Affordable ways to refresh your home, 5 ways not to blow a financial windfall, and the high financial cost of being gay. 6 College-Money Lessons You Didn’t Learn in High School Lessons to take with you on campus. […]

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Q&A: When a Social Security spousal benefit goof is suspected

Dear Liz: A family member recently lost her spouse. His monthly Social Security check was $1,800 and hers is $750. I have two questions. First, is my understanding correct that she is able to begin collecting his monthly amount instead of her own? Second, instead of collecting Social Security based on her earnings history, was […]

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Q&A: Health sharing plans don’t work for everyone

Dear Liz: I read your column about healthcare options for couples planning for retirement today. I’ve recently learned about and signed up for health sharing. The benefits are closely comparable to traditional insurance and less expensive. If you haven’t heard about this, I think it’s worth looking into. Answer: Christian health sharing plans are an […]

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Q&A: Healthcare costs and retirement

Dear Liz: You usually don’t give me such a laugh, but today’s letter was from someone who’s 41 and her husband is 51. They now have $800,000 saved and want to retire early. You told them they might do better leaving the country since it will be so bad for them with health insurance. My […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to make June’s Fed rate hike work for your savings. Also in the news: What the Fed rate hike means for your CDs, how to save money on wedding music, and making it easier for your loved ones to figure out your finances if you die. How to Make June’s Fed […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why brand loyalty makes some blind to retail cards’ flaws. Also in the news: The good, the bad and the budget of destination weddings, how to save on central air, and what to know about your insurance when you’re on vacation. Why Brand Loyalty Makes Some Blind to Retail Cards’ Flaws Your […]

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