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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Jun 27, 2014 | | Comments Comments Off

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The consequences of never checking your credit report. Also in the news: How your smart phone can help your budget, how bad America is at saving for college, and are memberships to big box stores worth it?

What Happens if I Never Check My Credit Report?
You really, really don’t want to do that.

How Your Phone Can Boost Your Budgeting
Savings at your fingertips.

How Bad Is America at Saving for College?
Needs improvement.

What Member Discount Programs are Worth the Cost?
Are the gigantic packs of toilet paper worth it?

In 30 Minutes, She Cut Her Credit Card Debt by $3,128
Negotiating skills are a must.

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Jun 02, 2014 | | Comments Comments Off

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Tips on how to raise your credit score. Also in the news: How to save money while on a road trip this summer, the proper amount of allowance you should give your kids, and how to be prepared for unscheduled home repairs.

7 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score Fast
Closing your accounts is NOT one of them.

4 Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip
More money for t-shirts!

How Much Allowance Should You Give Your Kid?
Allowances can teach kids good savings habits at an early age.

Unscheduled Home Repairs: Are You Financially Prepared?
Don’t get caught off guard.

There’s Probably No Cash in Your Wallet. Could That Cost You?
Why living on plastic can add up.

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Apr 22, 2014 | | Comments Comments Off

images (2)Today’s top story: How to stress test your retirement portfolio. Also in the news: Organizing your personal finances with online calculators, avoiding costly college financing mistakes, and five of the dumbest credit moves you shouldn’t make.

Stress-test your retirement portfolio
Can it withstand the pressure?

5 Online Calculators to Help Organize Your Personal Finances
No pocket protector necessary!

The Most Costly College Financing Mistakes: How To Avoid Them
Don’t pay more than you already have to.

The 5 Dumbest Credit Moves
See above.

5 Ways to Be Green With Your Money
Taking care of Mother Nature does’t have to cost a fortune.

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Mar 20, 2014 | | Comments Comments Off

medical concept -  stethoscope over the dollar billsToday’s top story: How many accounts are too many on your credit report? Also in the news: What your car is really costing you, how to manage your money in your 30′s, and it’s time to spring clean your finances.

Do I Have Too Many Accounts on My Credit Report?
The answer may surprise you.

What your car really costs you
Has your car turned into a money pit?

How to Manage Money in Your 30s
This decade could be pivotal to your financial future.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances
Winter is finally over!

3 Health Myths that Cost You Money
Not taking care of yourself could be costing you money.

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Nov 06, 2013 | | Comments Comments Off

Today’s top story: 8 tax breaks expiring at the end of 2013. Also in the news: How to monitor your credit after a data breach, when it makes sense to have credit card debt, and could cheaper insurance convince you to buy a self-driving car?

8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013
Teachers aren’t going to like this.

How to Monitor Your Credit After a Data Breach
Vigilance is key.

When Does It Make Sense to Have Credit Card Debt?
Credit card debt isn’t always a bad thing.

Will cheaper insurance sway you toward a self-driving car?
Are you ready to let someone (or something) else do the driving?

10 ways to avoid car-buying gotchas
Be prepared to walk away.

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