Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: My Frugal Februarys: Lessons from buying only necessities. Also in the news: 12 African-American financial gurus to follow in 2019, many Americans are shocked by their 2018 tax returns, and what to know about the alternative minimum tax.

My Frugal Februarys: Lessons From Buying Only Necessities
Sticking to the essentials.

12 African-American Financial Gurus to Follow in 2019
For Black History Month and beyond.

Many Americans Are Shocked By Their Tax Returns in 2019. Here’s What You Should Know
Be prepared for a smaller refund.

What’s the Alternative Minimum Tax and Who Pays It?
Everything to know about the ATM.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 12 African-American financial gurus to follow in 2018. Also in the news: 3 ways to screw up your investment portfolio, the fee for U.S. Passports is increasing, and watching out for fake car deals this Presidents’ Day Weekend.

12 African-American Financial Gurus to Follow in 2018
Learning from the pros.

3 Ways to Screw Up Your Investment Portfolio
What NOT to do.

Act Now Before the Fee for New U.S. Passports Increases
Make your changes soon.

Watch Out For Fake Car Deals This Presidents’ Day Weekend
Don’t get taken for a ride.