Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Why students missed out on nearly $3 billion dollars in financial aid. Also in the news: Things on your credit report that look like errors, but might not be, how to protect your loved ones from financial elder abuse, and how to protect inherited IRA assets from creditors via a trust. 3 […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A beginner’s guide to filing taxes in 2016. Also in the news: The benefits of a “Walk Away” fund, simple ways to catch up on retirement savings, and the financial choices you’ll regret ten years from now. A Beginner’s Guide To Filing Taxes In 2016 Don’t be intimidated. Save money now, so […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get your credit card’s annual fee to pay for itself. Also in the news: Balancing debt reduction and retirement savings, money lessons to teach your kids, and why you should check your FAFSA status. How to Get Your Credit Card’s Annual Fee to Pay for Itself Getting the most out […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The worst online passwords of 2015. Also in the news: Why you should beware of the word “afford,” how to start saving for your retirement in your 20s and 30s, and steps to get more college financial aid. The Worst Passwords of 2015 Stop making life easy for identity thieves. Be Suspicious […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Habits that can help you build good credit. Also in the news: Lessons from the oil boom and bust, replacing your financial adviser, and how to prepare for the new Obamacare tax form. 4 Habits That Can Help You Build Good Credit Getting in the habit of building credit. Five personal finance […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Free ways to improve your credit score. Also in the news: Financial habits to break, how a money club could improve your financial life, and tips to avoid a tax audit. 5 Free Ways to Improve Your Credit Score Small things you can do to boost your numbers. Break These Financial Habits […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: The high cost of winning a billion dollars. Also in the news: Tips for tackling your student loan costs, how banks are earning billions in ATM and overdraft fees, and basic personal finance facts people constantly get wrong. The High Cost of Claiming Your Powerball Jackpot Winning a billion dollars is awfully […]

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Q&A: Health insurance subsidies

Dear Liz: We’re living on a very tight budget and often have to put groceries and unexpected expenses on a credit card that’s in my husband’s name only. I have no personal income. My husband is on Medicare, but I’m too young to qualify and need to find low- or no-cost healthcare, (I haven’t had […]

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Q&A: Credit card billing errors

Dear Liz: I have a dispute with a credit card company over an online transaction that I canceled. The company charged me three times but refunded only one of those charges. The credit card company initially canceled the other two transactions but I was rebilled without my knowledge. Despite my submitting evidence and the card […]

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