Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How your tax refund could improve your credit. Also in the news: 5 smart ways to invest your tax refund, how the Apple Card stacks up against the competition, and how moving between states could raise or lower your tax burden.

How your tax refund could improve your credit
Using your refund strategically.

5 Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
Your refund could help fund your future.

How the Apple Card Stacks up Against the Competition
Comparing features.

Will Moving Between States Raise or Lower Your Tax Burden?
Dramatic swings in both directions.





Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How Free Money bank promotions can boost your savings. Also in the news: Apple’s new credit card is generous if you use Apple Pay, how to reclaim tax breaks you may have missed in recent years, and matching your kid’s IRA contributions to incentivize savings.

How ‘Free Money’ Bank Promotions Can Boost Your Savings
A good way to build your emergency fund.

New Apple Card Is Generous, but Only Through Apple Pay
Regular rewards are on the skimpy side.

Reclaim Tax Breaks You May Have Missed in Recent Years
The clock is ticking.

Match Your Kid’s IRA Contributions to Incentivize Savings
Encouraging savings early.