Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The consequences of never checking your credit report. Also in the news: How your smart phone can help your budget, how bad America is at saving for college, and are memberships to big box stores worth it? What Happens if I Never Check My Credit Report? You really, really don’t want to […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to eat healthy while on a tight budget. Also in the news: Mistakes you’re making with your life insurance, why you should live like you’re already retired, and debunking credit card myths. 4 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget Healthy doesn’t have to mean expensive. 3 Costly Mistakes You Are […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to build credit when you don’t want a credit card. Also in the news: Why you shouldn’t turn your 401(k) over to a broker, how to save on summer energy costs, and how to save on health care while you’re retired. How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card For those […]

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Gamers helping gamers…get into college

Samantha Castillo drove her family a bit crazy with her love for video games–and her criticisms of the ones that could be better. She loved educational games when she was little, for example, but found the games for older kids could be pretty dull. So she jumped at the chance to learn game design from […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Finding the best travel rewards credit cards. Also in the news: Five ways tot get things off of your credit report, what your parents didn’t teach you about personal finance, and five bad financial habits you need to break. The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America How to get the most […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Four quick tips to improve your credit score. Also in the news: What really matters when it comes to credit reports, should you move while retired, and why you shouldn’t put your retirement savings on the back burner. How to Improve a Credit Score: 4 Quick Tips Quick ways to boost your […]

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Q&A: When to start taking Social Security

Dear Liz: You’ve often talked about delaying the start of Social Security benefits to maximize your check. But what about in the case of a widow? My husband died in 2006 at the age of 57. I will be 62 this year and could start receiving benefits based on his earnings. (I did not work […]

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Q&A: How to get the maximum in financial aid

Dear Liz: I’m having trouble finding information about how to structure my finances to get the maximum financial aid for my kids when they enter college. For example, will contributing to an IRA instead of a taxable investment account matter? Should I focus on paying off my mortgage or should I buy a bigger house […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Credit dangers faced by single parents. Also in the news: Financial advice on repeat, how saving for retirement is like sports, and the worst financial lessons kids learn from television. The Credit Dangers That Single Parents Face Building credit can be difficult. Why You Need to Hear the Same Financial Advice Over […]

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Thursday’s need to know money news

Today’s top story: How paying off your student loans could actually lower your credit score. Also in the news: What to expect from the Social Security Administration’s new strategy, how you could benefit from a financial pro, and why millennials still aren’t saving enough money. I Paid Off My Student Loans & My Credit Score […]

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