Friday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: The best credit card freebies. Also in the news: Breaking bad money habits, the worst states for retirement, and apps that can save you money while shopping.

8 Credit Cards With Freebies
Perks from the get go.

5 Ways to Break Your Bad Money Habits
Breaking the cycle.

10 Worst States for Retirement
States to reconsider.

The “Cash Back” Apps That Can Actually Save You Money When Shopping
Take your smartphone shopping.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How a good budget can help you build credit. Also in the news: Avoiding financial scams, tips on managing your elderly parent’s money, and five money rules for a successful retirement. How Your Budget Can Help You Build Credit A good budget can help you build a great credit score. 10 Tips […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: It’s tax day! Also in the news: Apps to teach your kids about money, personal loans vs credit cards, and why a good FICO score matters when buying a home. Time’s Up! It’s Tax Deadline Day No more excuses! 5 apps to teach your kids about money Just in time for Financial […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to finish your taxes before the deadline. Also in the news: How to file for a tax extension, when your employer can check your credit, and why you need to pay close attention to your parents’ financial advisors. The Procrastinator’s Guide to Finishing Your Taxes The clock is ticking. How to […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do with a financial windfall. Also in the news: How to financially survive a military deployment, what you should cut back on first if you lose your job, and how to protect your retirement nest egg. How Not to Blow a Financial Windfall The yacht can wait. 3 Things Military […]

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Q&A: Credit CARD Act

Dear Liz: I have a business credit card that offers cash rebates. It has an interest rate of 15.24% on purchases and 25.24% on cash advances. I carry balances in each category. Each month the issuer posts my entire payment to my lower-interest purchases balance and nothing to my cash advance balance. I telephoned to […]

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Q&A: Helping a mentally ill family member

Dear Liz: I want to offer some bit of advice to the woman with the mentally ill, homeless son. She didn’t say which state he lives in, and I’m guessing it’s not California. There are so many wonderful programs here. I did help a woman my age (late 40s at that time) get off the […]

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Q&A: Special needs trust

Dear Liz: Your suggestions about resources to help a parent with an emotionally ill adult child were very helpful. But from a financial standpoint, don’t you think you should have discussed a special needs trust for the time when the parent dies? Whatever assets she has, most likely her home, should be put in this […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Finding the best credit card for your teenager. Also in the news: Financial date nights, what to do if you can’t pay your taxes, and keeping old credit cards on your credit history. 5 Credit Cards for Teens How to make sure their first card is the right one. Avoid money fights […]

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5 ways going green can save some green

In honor of this month’s Earth Day, here’s a piece that first ran on DailyWorth. If you’re trying to save money, you’ve heard all the usual advice about ways to cut back: brown bag your lunch, use coupons, shop sales. But with Earth Day this month, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at […]

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