Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to close a credit card the right way. Also in the news: Why your financial adviser should understand how your brain works, why compound interest isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and what to watch out for when test driving a used car. The Right Way to Close a Credit […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to trick yourself into saving money. Also in the news: Retirement savings for Millennials, how to save $5 a day, and how to plan for retirement as a single person. Financial Experts Reveal 7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money You won’t even notice you’re doing it! Millennial Investing: A […]

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Four ways to get a jump on tax season

Taxpayers face a cliffhanger again this year as Congress dithers about extending more than 50 expired tax breaks, including popular deductions for college tuition and fees, mortgage insurance and sales taxes. As we wait for lawmakers to act, though, we still have time left in the year to make adjustments based on changes that have […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How Generation X can get back on track for retirement. Also in the news: What financially successful people do differently, how to save on your next water heater, and why your daily routine could be costing you big bucks. How Generation X Can Get Back on Track for Retirement Before it’s too […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Financial steps to take after a natural disaster. Also in the news: Money fears and how to tackle them, excuses that are keeping you from financial success, and how umbrella coverage can supercharge your car insurance policy. 4 Financial Steps to Take After a Natural Disaster Finding financial calm after the storm. […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How the new chip-based credit cards could accidentally hurt your credit. Also in the news: How to pay off lingering debt, which states have the best and worst financial habits, and why raiding your 401(k) is a mistake. How Your New Credit Card Could Hurt Your Credit Make sure you check your […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get the best deal on a new cellphone. Also in the news: What happens to your debts after you die, when a loan beats a credit card, and how to decide if you need life insurance. Buying a cellphone? Here’s how to get the best deal. Read the fine print. […]

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Q&A: Social Security spousal benefits and divorce

Dear Liz: My former husband is 11 years older than I am, and we were married for 15 years. I am 54 and have never remarried. When I turn 62, can I claim spousal benefits based on his work record because he will be past full retirement age? Or do I have to be at […]

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Q&A: Rolling 401(k) into an IRA

Dear Liz: I’m leaving my job later this month and am trying to decide what to do with my 401(k) account. Some of my friends say to leave it where it is, and others say to roll it into a traditional individual retirement account or Roth IRA. Which is best? Answer: You can’t roll a […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Tricks to help you build good credit. Also in the news: How rising interest rates will affect your investments, understanding the credit bureau differences, and what you should know before buying a new car. 3 Simple Tricks That Can Help You Build Good Credit Improving your score a little bit at a […]

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