Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Shopping or skipping Black Friday. Also in the news: Notes from a disabled traveler, how to save money on a cross-country road trip, and how to locate the investment fees you’re paying.

Black Friday: Shop It or Skip It?
The pros and cons.

What I’ve Learned as a Disabled Traveler
Flexibility is key.

How We Saved Money on Our Cross-Country Road Trip
A look at the trip budget.

How to Locate the Investment Fees You’re Paying
Inside the fine print.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 tax tips for military members and veterans. Also in the news: How to save $500, how Black Friday prices stack up, and what student loan debt does to people. 5 Tax Tips for Military Members and Veterans Tracking your expenses. How to Save $500 Every bit helps. How Do Black Friday […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t leave credit card rewards on the table when dining out. Also in the news: How to move forward after a financial setback, the best Black Friday TV deals, and when to opt out of the target-date funds in your 401(k). Dining Out? Don’t Leave Credit Card Rewards on the Table Earning […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Think twice before paying for accident forgiveness. Also in the news: What to do when a fund in your portfolio closes, 5 Black Friday credit card strategies to add to your list, and how to get your finances in order. Think Twice Before Paying for Accident Forgiveness How much to pay for […]

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Smart Ways to Rein In Holiday Spending

The holidays are a huge deal in the Weston household — and every year, the expenses threatened to gallop out of control. Keeping the holiday joyous and less stressful means keeping a firm rein on our spending. In my latest for the Associated Press, what we do, as well as smart frugal tips from others.

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Q&A: Using your home’s equity to pay off credit card debt is a dumb move

Dear Liz: My ex-husband is a self-employed carpenter who just turned 64. He’s gotten a bit over his head with his credit cards. He tried for a home equity loan since he has plenty of equity and high credit scores. His mortgage lender says he doesn’t make enough money and that he needs a co-signer. […]

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Q&A: Can an executor withhold a copy of a will?

Dear Liz: What rights does a sibling survivor have to get a copy of a mother’s will, if the sibling is not the executor? Answer: From the way you phrased your question, it sounds as if your sibling is serving as executor of your late mother’s estate and refusing to let you see her will. […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to move forward after a financial setback. Also in the news: Military student loan rights, the best Black Friday deals on laptops and computers, and how to find cheaper international travel fares with a decades-old loophole. How to Move Forward After a Financial Setback Refuse to get stuck. Thank You for […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Employee loans as alternatives to payday loans. Also in the news: 3 savings strategies for holiday shoppers, the best Black Friday deals, and many people are still paying off last year’s holiday debt. Short on Cash? Employee Loans Are Alternatives to Payday Loans 78% of working Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. Outsmart Other Holiday […]

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