Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: A security flaw in the iPhone could expose your information to hackers. Also in the news: How to transform your finances, reducing financial adviser fees, and what to do when your parents ask you for financial assistance. Don’t Use Your iPhone Until You Read This A security flaw is leaving personal and […]

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A free guide to filling out the FAFSA–get it now!

Exciting news: One of the most-respected experts in financial aid has written a book about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)–and right now you can get it as a free PDF download. Mark Kantrowitz, who helmed FinAid.org for years and is now publisher of Edvisors, has this to say about the […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get rewarded for paying your taxes with a credit card. Also in the news: The money differences between married and divorced people, the hidden risks in buying a home in a new development, and five smartphone apps for better money management. How to Make Money Paying Taxes With a Credit […]

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Ways to reduce tax burden

Dear Liz: My husband and I have worked very hard and paid off our mortgage and all other debt. However, we find ourselves with no deductions now and are getting killed on income taxes. What can we do to lower our tax burden without incurring mortgage or student loan debt, child-care expenses and so on? […]

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Retiree can’t get home equity loan

Dear Liz: I retired last year. I am 67, have more than $1 million in my retirement accounts, $80,000 in individual stocks, $50,000 in cash and more than $200,000 in equity in my home. I don’t need to tap my Social Security benefit yet and can afford to wait until I am 70 to get […]

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Deceased dad’s rock triggers bitter family fight

Dear Liz: We are settling my dad’s estate. My dad found a rock, and it sat in my parents’ frontyard for years. He worked in a gravel pit for decades, and that was the only rock he found interesting enough to bring home. When my mom died, we held an auction of their household goods. […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s big story: What you can get removed from your credit report. Also in the news: How to tell if your partner is a sound financial match, which Olympic medal would your savings plan win, and why online dating can be hazardous to your wallet. What Can I Get Removed From My Credit Reports? Patience […]

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High school graduates are losing ground fast

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We’ve known for awhile that incomes have been dropping for people with only high school educations. But there was a statistic in a recent Pew Research Center study that really set me back on my heels: 22% of people aged 25 to 32 who graduated high school, but not college, live in poverty. That compares […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to trick yourself into saving money. Also in the news: Tips for mortgage borrowers, why you should read bank reviews, and when to consider hiring a financial planner. 5 Clever Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving More Money You won’t feel a thing. Top 10 Tips for Mortgage Borrowers in 2014 […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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Today’s top story: Capital One faces major backlash against home visit policy. Also in the news: Retirement strategies for the self-employed, how to choose between a will and a trust, a how your taxes could affect your chances of buying a home. Capital One policy about home visits causes backlash Customers aren’t thrilled with the […]

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