Friday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How to teach your kids about money. Also in the news: How money market accounts could drag down your retirement, how to deal when your student loans are more than your yearly income, and why you should start thinking about your taxes immediately.

3 Ways to Teach Kids About Money
Raising financially smart kids.

Money Market Accounts Could Drag Down Your Retirement Savings
Beware low returns.

How to Deal With Student Loans When You Owe More Than Your Annual Salary
Don’t get overwhelmed.

Why You Should Start Thinking About Your Taxes Now
It’s never too early.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: How to tell if that IRS tax collection call is fake. Also in the news: Strategies to maximize your child’s financial aid eligibility, how to lower your cell phone bill, and how to prevent a divorce from ruining your finances. 7 Ways to Tell If That IRS Tax Collections Call Is Fake […]

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Your Money Secrets Are Killing You

Mind Money Connection

Writer Neal Gabler broke the don’t-talk-about-money taboo this spring with an Atlantic article, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans.” Now he wants everyone to start talking. “The idea of not being successful financially in America is such a stigma,” says Gabler, who revealed in the article that he was among the millions of adults who […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Insider tips for finding affordable long-term care insurance. Also in the news: The most affordable time of year to buy a house, states that help consumers save money on insurance, and an app that compares the prices of every ride sharing option. 5 Insider Tips for Finding Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance Buy […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 options to save for your child’s college education. Also in the news: Yahoo and your credit cards, a personal finance checklist for 40-somethings, and how not to blow your pay raise. 3 Options to Save for Your Child’s College Education A look at different savings plans. Will Yahoo Breach Compromise Credit […]

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Q&A: What to consider before paying off a vehicle loan

Dear Liz: In January, I used financing to buy a used car, and now I have about $8,000 left to pay off. I recently received a windfall and can pay off that debt in full. Is there any reason to not go ahead and do that? This car loan is my only current debt. However, […]

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Q&A: Social Security benefits for children

Dear Liz: My husband was 51 when our last child was born, meaning that our son was only 15 when my husband turned 66. Because I was working full time and we had sufficient income, we adhered to the traditional advice of delaying my husband’s Social Security payment. However, when he filed this past year […]

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Q&A: Changing the executor of a will

Dear Liz: You recently wrote about a stepmom who dismissed her deceased husband’s son as an executor. Sometimes a will provides that someone such as the surviving spouse can alter the executor pattern. This is done to keep the children in line. Answer: That’s certainly a possibility. But if that’s the case, the stepmother could […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What you need to qualify for a credit card when you have bad credit. Also in the news: How to escape low-yield savings options, how one couple paid off $74,000 of debt in two years, and the building blocks that lead to smart money decisions. What You Need to Qualify for a […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Key financial considerations when you live alone. Also in the news: Managing your money while you’re separated from your spouse, determining how much life insurance you really need, and a change in thinking that will help get you out of debt. Key Financial Considerations When You Live Alone Important considerations for your […]

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