Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Apps to help you manage your household finances. Also in the news: Why not saving enough for retirement in your 20’s could spell doom, what college students need to know about money, and the pros and cons of using balance transfers to pay down credit card debt. The Best Tools for Managing […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to take the fear out of budgeting. Also in the news: Finding everyday opportunities to teach kids money smarts, how to retire comfortably, and how to break your income addiction before you retire. 10 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Budgeting The payoff is worth the effort. Using Everyday Opportunities […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to shave years off of your mortgage. Also in the news: When refinancing your student loans is a bad idea, how to reach your financial goals by using the car pedal system, and why it’s time to prepare for the robo 401(k). How to Shave Years Off a 30-Year Mortgage How […]

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Q&A: How to get millennials to save for retirement

Dear Liz: We have 90 employees, many of them millennials, and only about 30% take advantage of our retirement plan. What resources and advice can I use to get our employees to take control of their retirement future? Answer: The youngest generation of adults and near-adults vividly remembers the stock market crash and financial turmoil […]

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Q&A: How to pay down debt

Dear Liz: I am wondering about what to do with some debts I have due to divorce. I make about $50,000 a year and owe $50,000 in credit card debt, attorney’s fees and back property taxes. The good thing is that I own a house free and clear that is worth about $2.5 million. The […]

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Q&A: Social Security eligibility

Dear Liz: I have a few Social Security credits but not enough for full Social Security benefits. My husband receives a check monthly. He is 79 and I am 75. Am I eligible for any benefits at this time? Answer: You’ve been eligible for full spousal benefits since you turned 65. You could have gotten […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to fix common credit card problems. Also in the news: Why Millennials are delaying retirement savings, how to get a great deal on a car lease, and how medical debt can affect your credit score. 5 Common Credit Card Problems & How To Fix Them Solutions to common problems. Millennials Crushed […]

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What a Fed rate hike will mean for your finances

The Fed’s decision to boost interest rates – when it finally happens – will not significantly impact your household budget, at least not immediately. Instead, take it as a signal to get your finances ready for the increases to come. “It’s like the first snowfall,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com. “The first […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to expect from your company’s financial wellness program. Also in the news: What to do if you’re being audited, big life insurance mistakes, and three absolute necessities if you’re buying a home. What to Expect From Your Company’s Financial Wellness Plan Taking cues from physical wellness plans. Getting Audited? 5 Things […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why you shouldn’t cancel your old credit cards. Also in the news: How to outsmart financial spies, why Millennials should automate their savings, and the biggest money worries in your state. 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Cancel Old Credit Cards Protecting your debt usage ratio. 12 Tips to Outsmart Financial Spies Be the […]

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