Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to invest during a bear market. Also in the news: Saying goodbye to John Bogle, how to budget for a family trip to Disney, and questions to ask before taking a tax refund advance.

How to Invest During a Bear Market
Strategies to consider.

Why We’ll Miss John Bogle — and His Wealth of Investing Wisdom
Saying goodbye to a legend.

How to budget for a family trip to Disney.
Money for Mickey and friends.

Before Taking a Tax Refund Advance, Ask These Questions
Beware of hidden fees, high interest.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: More parents are putting limits on college help. Also in the news: Mastercard’s new rule will make some “free” trials more transparent, what you need to know about SIPC insurance, and why you should be wary of new tricks for raising your credit score. More Parents Are Putting Limits on College Help […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 money tasks you need to do right now. Also in the news: NerdWallet’s 2019 Best Banks, how one couple ditched holiday debt, and all the tax credits you can take for 2018. 3 Money Tasks You Need to Do Right Now Make your life much easier. NerdWallet’s 2019 Best-of Awards: The […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What the government shutdown means for home loans. Also in the news: How to stay afloat financially during the shutdown, how Medicare premiums could be the key to itemizing your taxes, and how to start investing right now. What the Government Shutdown Means for Home Loans Prepare for delays. How to Stay […]

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Q&A: Why do 401(k) and IRA contributions have such different rules?

Dear Liz: Can you please explain to me why the IRS allows an employee in a workplace 401(k) to contribute $19,000 but a wage earner without a 401(k) can contribute only $6,000 to an IRA? This seems grossly unfair. Why does one group get to save three times as much for retirement? Answer: Congress works […]

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Q&A: A required minimum distribution headache

Dear Liz: For more than four years my husband has had to take a required minimum distribution from his 457 deferred compensation plan. We have always chosen when to do that, knowing that it has to be done by Dec. 31. This year we processed the distribution on Dec. 28 to take advantage of stock […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to budget for a family trip to Disney. Also in the news: How to cancel an extended car warranty, investment strategies for 2019, and 5 credit card trends to watch in 2019. How to Budget for a Family Trip to Disney Saving money for the Mouse. How to Cancel an Extended […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Furloughed workers face potential damage to their credit scores. Also in the news: A bill could expand the financial literacy of students, 8 budget types for businesses, and 6 practical ways to pay off credit card debt. A big problem looms for furloughed workers — preventing damage to their credit scores Another […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to stay afloat financially in a federal shutdown. Also in the news: 5 things not to say when you’re buying a car, how to sleep for free (or nearly free) when traveling, and the average kid’s allowance rose faster than American workers’ salaries in 2018. How to Stay Afloat Financially in […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: NerdWallet’s best credit card tips for January 2019. Also in the news: What the government shutdown means for home loans, 5 reasons credit cards rule for family vacations, and why you should ask your student loan servicer to ungroup your loans. NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for January 2019 New year, new […]

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