Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The comeback of the 529 plans. Also in the news: Who’s to blame for the TurboTax scam, how to pay off student debt, and the top cities for identity theft. 529 Plans Make a Money-Saving Comeback The college savings plan is back from the brink. Who’s to blame when fraudsters use TurboTax […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to manage your credit cards while traveling abroad. Also in the news: The biggest financial mistakes each generation makes, tax mistakes you need to avoid, and how to protect your bank account from being looted by cyber criminals. 5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad Don’t get hit with heavy fees. […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How you may be accidentally wrecking your credit. Also in the news: What an unexpected windfall means for your taxes, the money moves you should make in March, and how to give your 401(k) a boost. 5 Ways You’re Accidentally Wrecking Your Credit Ignorance isn’t bliss. Received a Bunch of Cash? How […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: What you need to know before refinancing your mortgage. Also in the news: Signs you’re about to make a bad financial decision, how to detect a less than stellar 401(k) program, and how to limit your risk of tax identity theft. 4 Big Refinancing Questions Answered What you need to know before […]

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Q&A: Investment property

Dear Liz: Eight years ago, we bought a fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood. Now it’s mostly fixed up, and property values have soared. We would like to borrow against the equity to buy a beach house we could use and also rent out. This would be a long-term investment. We already own one rental property […]

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Q&A: Tax credit for Roth IRA contributions

Dear Liz: You told a reader that “contributions to a Roth are never deductible.” This statement is a common misconception and is not correct. You can get a tax credit for Roth IRA contributions as long as you fall under the income limits and itemize on your taxes. The credit phases out at $30,000 for […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The most common mistakes tax filers make. Also in the news: The terms every student loan borrower should know, how to handle early-year medical expenses, and six apps that’ll help manage your money. The 8 Most Common Mistakes When Filing Annual Taxes How to avoid making them. 5 Student Loan Terms Every […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Should you do your own taxes or hire a professional? Also in the news: How to be a frugal foodie, why you should check all three of your credit reports, and what to expect if you get audited. Tax Preparer Vs. Software: How To Choose Deciding whether to get help or go […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Things to think about before paying your taxes with a credit card. Also in the news: How to collect a bad debt, the essentials for getting a good car deal, and the special tax challenges facing Americans living abroad. 4 Things To Think About Before Paying Your Taxes With A Credit Card […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: The increasing threat of medical identity theft. Also in the news: the student loan time bomb, how to gain an edge when selling your home, and how to fix a high electric bill. A Dangerous Form of Identity Theft Is Growing Fast Medical identity theft is on the rise. Student Loan Time […]

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