Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’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 Cards? Probably Not
But you should still check your credit and change your passwords.

The 6-Point Personal Finance Checklist for 40-Somethings
It’s a great time to get your finances in order.

If you got a pay raise, here’s how not to blow it
Making the most of your pay increase.

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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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Tax breaks and loan options to pay for college. Also in the news: Why you should buy a home after school starts, how to refinance your student loans, and how to de-stress your retirement program. Tax Breaks and Loan Options to Pay for College Easing the burden. 4 Reasons to Buy a […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to save for college without sacrificing retirement. Also in the news: Recovering from a poor credit history, 3 ways to pay off a debt in collections, and the best savings strategies for your personality type. How to Save for College Without Sacrificing Retirement It’s possible to do both. Poor Credit History? […]

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Treat your marriage like a business

My artist husband likes to say that if I were in charge of our spending, we’d be sitting on milk crates instead of furniture and that if he were in charge, we’d have no retirement accounts. The fact that we have both nice furniture and retirement funds is a testament to compromise — and the […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: When and how much a Fed rate hike will cost you. Also in the news: The art of lowering your bills, how to become Social Security savvy, and why you should check your credit report after getting married. Fed Rate Hike: When and How Much It Will Cost You What to expect […]

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