Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do if Hurricane Florence hits your home, mortgage. Also in the news: How to choose a college major with loan debt in mind, the pros and cons of product subscriptions, and the 10 cities where Millennials have the most debt. What to Do If Hurricane Florence Hits Your Home, Mortgage […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to size up your property tax assessment. Also in the news: How to never miss a credit card payment again, what it takes to retire early, and how to save money by embracing the ‘pain of paying.’ How to Size Up Your Property Tax Assessment Don’t be caught offguard. How to […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t be afraid to test-drive your car salesperson. Also in the news: How your net worth compares and what matters more, 5 family vacation planning tips learned on the fly, and creative strategies for lowering your debt-to-income ratio. Don’t Be Afraid to Test-Drive Your Car Salesperson Switch when you need to. How […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 4 ways to get a sales price when there isn’t a sale. Also in the news: What to buy and skip in September, why your kid’s after-school job may mean tax homework for you, and why your credit card debt is worse than your mortgage debt. 4 Ways to Get a Sale […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Want to become a millionaire? These choices can get you there. Also in the news: Use points and miles on ordinary expenses, being partners in finances and life, and how to shore up your savings against inflation. Want to Become a Millionaire? These Choices Can Get You There The road to a […]

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Q&A: How to avoid the costly Medicare mistake that too many people make

Dear Liz: My husband retired last year at 74. He had originally signed up for Medicare Part A and Part B. But during his employment, he cancelled Part B because of the company’s private health insurance. When he retired, we used COBRA to continue that insurance coverage for our family. (I’m not Medicare eligible, and […]

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Q&A: Waiting your way to better retirement benefits

Dear Liz: You recently wrote, “When you apply for Social Security now, you’re ‘deemed’ (considered by the Social Security Administration) to be applying for both your own benefit and any available spousal benefit. If a spousal benefit is larger, you’ll get that, and you can’t switch back to your own later.” I turn 62 in […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 people who are crushing student debt. Also in the news: Skipping student loan forbearance, what it takes for early retirement, and 5 things to avoid buying during Labor Day sales. Meet 5 People Who Are Crushing Student Debt How you can follow their lead. Skip Student Loan Forbearance — Do This […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why your kid should help pay for college. Also in the news: 5 reasons for flyers to love the middle seat, tips for Labor Day sales, and why you should prioritize building up your cash reserves. Why Your Kid Should Help Pay for College It’s their education, after all. 5 Reasons for […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Being a loyal customer can score you free food. Also in the news: The average retirement savings by age, what to buy (and skip in September, and where your $100 goes furthest in the United States. When Being a Loyal Customer = Free Food Perks are plentiful. The Average Retirement Savings by […]

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