Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Your FAFSA just became a bit shorter. Also in the news: How to determine how much house you can afford, eight surprising things that are taxable, and a new job perk that could pay off your student loans. Renewal FAFSA: Why It’s Easier and Why You Should Complete It Now The clock […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: How to keep calm and carry on in a volatile market. Also in the news: Why paying off your debt could hurt your mortgage chances, what the Super Bowl can teach you about money, and how your 2015 IRA contribution can hurt 2016-2017 college aid. 5 Ways to Keep Calm, Carry On […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The possible dangers of chip cards. Also in the news: Making housing decisions in retirement, money mistakes to avoid for the newly single, and how to resolve your tax debt. Are Chip Cards Exposing You to a Deeper Form of Identity Theft? False sense of security? Should I Stay or Should I […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to tank your good credit. Also in the news: What to buy (and skip) this month, why US schools are getting a failing grade for financial literacy, and the top tax mistakes made by Millennials. 5 Fast Ways to Tank Your Good Credit Score Avoid these at all costs. What to […]

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Q&A: Why your W-4 forms are likely ‘wrong’

Dear Liz: After being an unmarried couple for 15 years, we were married in February 2014. Though I sent this information to my company’s benefits department, I neglected to change my W-4 status from “single” to “married.” I’m crossing my fingers that when all is said and done, we have paid the correct taxes when […]

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Q&A: Investment returns

Dear Liz: In a recent column you mentioned a fund that shows a return of 7% consistently for several years to present. Would you be so kind as to provide me with the name of the fund? Answer: I don’t know of any mutual fund that’s shown a consistent 7% return year in and year […]

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Q&A: Social Security survivor benefits

Dear Liz: My 90-year-old father recently passed away. My mother, who will be 90 in February, has a phone meeting with Social Security coming up. It is my understanding that she will have the opportunity to take my dad’s full benefit in place of hers since it is much higher. Is that correct? Is there […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Credit cards tips that’ll last a lifetime. Also in the news: Why your credit score matters the most in your twenties, how to wrangle your W-2s from your employer, and millionaire money tips for the rest of us. 8 Credit Card Tips That Will Last a Lifetime Solid advice. Why Your Credit […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The most embarrassing money topics. Also in the news: How to make a life insurance claim, seven signs you have bad credit, and the insurance questions you should ask when buying a car. Top 10 Most Embarrassing Money Topics What makes you cringe? How to Make a Life Insurance Claim Be proactive. […]

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