Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to get organized for tax season. Also in the news: Credit report myths, the coverage perks hiding in your insurance policy, and how your credit card can be stolen without you noticing.

Getting Organized for Tax Preparation
Get your folders ready.

Nine credit report myths you need to know
Time for some credit report mythbusting.

7 Perks Hiding in Your Insurance Policy
Surprising protections that could come in handy.

5 Ways Your Credit Card Can Be Stolen Right Under Your Nose
You won’t even notice until it’s too late.

How to reduce retirement anxiety
Don’t wait until retirement to secure your post-retirement paycheck.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news


Today’s top story: How to avoid balance transfer mistakes. Also in the news: Saving money as an empty nester, credit cards rewards that help the environment, and how you could be accidentally improving your credit score. 5 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes You Can Avoid Pay attention to time limits. A Guide to Saving Money […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How paying off your student loans could actually be a bad thing for your credit. Also in the news: Common tax filing mistakes to avoid, the best new money apps, and how to earn money during your retirement. Why Paying Off Your Student Loans Could Actually Hurt Your Credit Yes, you read […]

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January tune-up: Your taxes

The IRS started accepting tax returns today. Perhaps some of you already knew that, and were poised with your finger over the “submit” button on your already-completed return when the IRS opened its gate. For the rest of us, though, this is a timely reminder that “Oh, yeah, I’ve gotta get that done”–preferably well before […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Why you should pay your credit card bill before it’s due. Also in the news: How to break a bad money habit, what the IRS is doing to prevent identity theft, and how one late mortgage payment can wreak havoc with your credit score. 4 Reasons to Pay Your Credit Card Bill […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news


Today’s top story: What you need to know about taxes if you’re getting divorced. Also in the news: Honest mistakes that could ruin your credit, what you’ll be paying more for in 2015, and why you might need more care insurance. Getting Divorced? 8 Things You Must Know about Taxes Changes during a difficult time. […]

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Q&A: When is the right time to buy?

Dear Liz: My wife and I are young (25 and 22). We owe no one money and have built up an emergency fund with six months of expenses. We both contribute enough to our 401(k)s to get the maximum match, and I contribute the maximum to my company’s stock purchase plan. Currently we are saving […]

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Q&A: Taking a mortgage for the tax deduction

Dear Liz: My wife and I are both 66 and in good health. Currently we have about $1.2 million in IRAs. We’re receiving about $80,000 a year from a pension and $110,000 in salary. We have been aggressive about reducing any lingering debt. So we think we are in good shape for me to retire […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why you should treat your savings like the government treats your taxes. Also in the news: The hidden costs of your shopping habits, a 12-month guide to staying on the right financial track, and how to optimize your student loans in the new year. Treat Savings Like a Tax to Ensure You […]

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Don’t call the IRS this tax season

Need to call the IRS with a question? Good luck with that. The IRS ombudsman tells us about half of taxpayers who call the agency this tax season won’t get through, and the average hold times could be 30 minutes or more. In a report to Congress, the Taxpayer Advocate Service blamed the widening gap […]

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