Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How your Social Security benefits will be taxed. Also in the news: A Millennial’s guide to moving out, how to make sure your favorite charity isn’t a scam. and what would you do if you had a surprise windfall? How will your Social Security benefits be taxed? What everyone needs to know. […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to manage your money right from your smartphone. Also in the news: How that smartphone could cost more than you realize, how to save money on college text books, and what happens to a loved one’s debt after they die. 7 Personal Finance Apps to Manage your Money Money management right […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to protect your bank account. Also in the news: How to financially survive moving, how to rebuild your credit, and how to curb your impulse buying. 5 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Bank Account Defending your assets. Married and moving? Heed these money tips Packing is stressful enough. How […]

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Q&A: Paying off student loans vs saving for retirement

Dear Liz: I’m engaged to be married and need your advice on getting started in the world of shared finances. My fiance is 43, I’m 31. He’s debt free, with a savings account but no retirement fund. I have $34,000 in student loans (consolidated at 4.25%) and it weighs heavily on my mind as I’m […]

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Q&A: Delaying Social Security benefits

Dear Liz: I’d like to get something straightened out. Between things that you and other columnists have said, we laymen have been told that if we wait until we’re 70 to start taking Social Security, we’ll get 8% more for each year we delay, and a total of 40% more than if we start taking […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Where you can do your back-to-school shopping tax-free! Also in the news: Personal finance apps for young people, what to do when your identity is stolen, and money moves every 20-something should make before the end of summer. 18 States Where You Can Do Your Back-to-School Shopping Tax-Free More money for school […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Avoiding financial aid scams. Also in the news: Escaping the credit card fee trap, a beginner’s guide to your company’s stock plan, and the credit score for small businesses. Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam Protecting both your information and your child’s. How to Escape the Credit-Card Fee […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What your bank won’t tell you when you get a mortgage. Also in the news: Retiring your debts before retirement, health care to-dos that can save you money, and apps that can keep your cell phone safe from security threats. 4 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You When You Get a Mortgage […]

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Should you send your kid to college with a credit card?

Savvy parents know the importance of building a good credit history. They also know that paying with a credit card can be more convenient and secure than other methods. But personal finance expert Janet Bodnar has one word of advice for parents thinking of providing their college-bound children with a credit card: don’t. “It’s dangerous […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: More than half of college students don’t check their credit scores. Also in the news: Avoiding common home buying mistakes, the habits of successful savers, and three employee benefits you may be missing. More Than Half of Students Don’t Check Their Credit Scores A very big mistake. How To Avoid Common Home […]

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