Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Knowing when you’ve been hit with a higher interest rate on your credit cards. Also in the news: Tips for an easier tax season, why your spending habits are killing your budget, and how you’re gambling with your money and don’t even know it. How to Tell If You’ve Been Hit With […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How best to protect yourself when shopping online. Also in the news: Retirement resolutions for the new year, how to stay disciplined with your money, and how your credit card could boost your retirement savings. Which is Safer? Paypal Or A Credit Card With cyber attacks on the rise, which payment method […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Life insurance benefits you may not know about. Also in the news: The upside of waiting to take Social Security, how to have tough financial conversations, and ten ways you might sabotage your new year’s resolutions. 3 Life Insurance Benefits You Did Not Know About Alternatives to using life insurance as a […]

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Q&A: Battling over mother’s estate

Dear Liz: Our mom did a wonderful job of preparing her estate, but she made a mistake in that she started giving away her real estate holdings to her two children a few months before her untimely death. She died before she had the chance to equalize these transactions. As her son and executor, I […]

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Q&A: Social Security disability insurance and survivor benefits

Dear Liz: My first wife died six years ago at age 60. I was 52 and we had been married 27 years. My wife was on Social Security disability for 15 years before her death. My only dealing with Social Security after her death was to cancel her payments. I received no benefits of any […]

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Q&A: Renovations with high returns

Dear Liz: What renovation projects reap the most return when selling? Replacing windows and carpeting is what I had in mind. Answer: Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value report puts window replacement near the top of renovation projects that pay off, but none of the projects the survey tracked recouped more than they cost. In […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Bouncing back from a holiday debt hangover. Also in the news: How to boost your credit score, which financial documents you need to keep, and five free financial apps. How to Bounce Back From the Holiday Debt Hangover Time to pick the tinsel out of your wallet. The Best Way to Boost […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: 3 financial changes you need to know about for 2015. Also in the news: What not to do if you inherit money, how to cash in on uncommon tax breaks, and how visualization can help you manage your finances. 3 Changes That Could Affect Your Financial Life in 2015 Changes to Social […]

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January tune-up: Frequent flier programs

Big recent changes in frequent traveler programs mean that it’s time to rethink your loyalties. Delta just switched to a frequent flier program that rewards customers based on amounts spent, rather than miles flown. United plans to do the same starting March 1. American will continue to reward based on miles flown, but once its […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A month-by-month guide to staying on financial track. Also in the news: How to avoid making a big financial mistake, why you should consider a “money diet”, and how to simplify your 2015 finances. A month-by-month guide to staying on financial track in 2015 Taking it one month at a time. Don’t […]

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