Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Preparing your home for the winter months. Also in the news: Common credit card myths, how to save on your Thanksgiving travel, and what you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday. Seven Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Winter Preparing your home for the cold months ahead. 5 Common Credit Card Myths Time for […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to manage your elderly parents’ money and protect them from identity theft. Also in the news: Changes to health savings accounts, open enrollment season, and personal finance tips from evil millionaires. How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money Protecting elderly parents from identity theft. The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Fighting back against bad credit. Also in the news: financial horror stories, retiring on one million dollars, and mastering your finances through TED talks. Haunted By Bad Credit? 5 Ways to Fight Back Busting the ghosts of bad credit. Top 5 TED Talks to Master Your Finances Listening to the experts. 6 […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Tackling your financial fears. Also in the news: How to trust your financial advisor, curbing holiday spending, and how to sell your haunted house. Fear of Finance: 5 Tips to Make Dealing With Money Less Scary It’s time to face your fears head-on. How Do I Know I Can Trust My Financial […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Offering Advice

Today’s top story: What veterans need to know about VA mortgages. Also in the news: Generation Y and retirement, the dangers of car title loans, and what the World Series and retirement have in common. What Veterans Need to Know About Getting a Home Loan Navigating the world of VA mortgages. Retirement Tip for Gen […]

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Retirement advice you wouldn’t expect: stop saving (so much)

Dear Liz: I’m in my late 60s and plan to retire in about two years. I have a pension that will pay close to my current take-home income. I also have about $500,000 in annuities and IRAs. These plus Social Security make retirement look good. But right now finances are tight. Should I continue to […]

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Creating a budget that works

Dear Liz: I’m beginning to realize that I have no idea how to budget. I make plenty of money but always seem to come up short. I’m trying to find the best person to help me make a budget. Do I talk to a CPA or a financial counselor? If so, how do I find […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card background

Today’s top story: Four credit card strategies to get you through the holidays. Also in the news: Bank of America teams up with Khan Academy, how to recover from a setback in retirement planning, and how to make saving money a little less painful. 4 Holiday Credit Card Strategies Don’t go into holiday shopping without […]

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Why millennials have to be smarter than their parents

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NerdWallet recently published a fascinating study contending that high debt loads will prevent today’s college graduates from retiring before age 73. I have a few nitpicks with the study, but the underlying message is clear: millennials will have to be a lot smarter than previous generations if they want a decent, on-time retirement. First, my […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on Cane

Today’s top story: The warning signs of elder financial exploitation. Also in the news: Five harmless things that can hurt your credit, news apps to help college and financial aid searches, and what to do if you win the lottery. Warning Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation How to detect financial exploitation of our seniors. 5 […]

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