Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: NerdWallet’s best bank accounts and credit unions of 2017. Also in the news: Tips for investing in your 30s, using apps to save money without thinking, and the five biggest tax breaks for the self-employed.

NerdWallet’s Best Bank Accounts and Credit Unions of 2017
Where you should do business.

5 Tips for Investing in Your 30s
Taking the long view.

Want to Save Money Without Thinking? Try These Apps
You won’t even notice.

5 biggest tax breaks for the self-employed
How to keep more of your money.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Image9Today’s top story: Insider tips for finding affordable long-term care insurance. Also in the news: The most affordable time of year to buy a house, states that help consumers save money on insurance, and an app that compares the prices of every ride sharing option.

5 Insider Tips for Finding Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance
Buy sooner rather than later.

The Most Affordable Time of Year to Buy a Home
Holding out until winter.

5 States That Help Consumers Get Answers, Save Money on Insurance
Do you live in one of them?

RideGuru Compares the Cost of Every Ride Sharing Option
Don’t get taken for a ride.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 ways you’re sabotaging your mortgage preapproval. Also in the news: the top 10 car buying apps, how to keep from going broke when you get divorced, and your financial to-do list for September.

Stop! 6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Mortgage Preapproval
Stop it!

10 Top Car-Buying Apps
Savings at your fingertips.

6 ways to keep from going broke when you get divorced
Protecting your finances during a difficult time.

Your September Financial To-Do List
New season, new tasks.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

hidden-fees1Today’s top story; How a Trump win could impact college students. Also in the news: Tips on caring for aging parents, what you need to know about online lending services, and financial apps that will save you money this summer.

4 Ways a Trump Win Could Impact College Students
Looking ahead to a possible Trump presidency.

Caring for Aging Parents: Tips for the Sandwich Generation
Finding time to take care of yourself.

What You Should Know About Online Lending Services
Fast money could come at a very steep price.

7 Financial Apps to Save You Money This Summer
Savings at your fingertips.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Image9Today’s top story: The best way to invest $5,000. Also in the news: How a credit card helps with building credit, the life-and-death financial decision you don’t want to think about, and apps to help lazy people save money.

The Best Ways to Invest $5,000
Putting your money to work.

Building Credit? How a Credit Card ‘Gets You There Faster’
One way to build credit.

The Life-and-Death Financial Decision You Don’t Want to Think About
Life insurance is essential.

These Apps Are the Perfect Money Saving Tool For Lazy People
No more excuses.

Five apps to organize your financial life

smartphones_financeEarlier this year a tax pro mentioned the FileThis organizing app to me. Within seconds of installing it, I wondered, “Where has this been all my life?”

I have tried an absurd number of software programs that promised to simplify, streamline and de-clutter our family’s financial life. Most fell short, offering too little benefit, steep learning curves or both. A few insanely useful ones, though, made it to the mobile Hall of Fame, otherwise known as my home screen.

In my latest for Reuters, a look at five apps that will help you get a grip on your money.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to stay safe while shopping for Labor Day bargains. Also in the news: Trusting apps that access your credit card, how to clear your ChexSystems record, and financial planning tips for college students.

Labor Day Deals: How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online
Don’t get taken for a ride while bargain hunting.

Should You Trust Apps That Access Your Credit Card Information?
Convenience doesn’t always mean safety.

5 Steps for Getting Your ChexSystems Record Cleared
When’s the last time your checked your ChexSystems record?

10 Financial Planning Tips for College Students
It’s all about the budget.

Calculate the Expected Salary (and Debt) With Your Degree
How much you’ll make and how much it’ll cost you.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The benefits to joining a credit union. Also in the news:Image9 When to sign up for a financial advisor, apps that will make next year’s taxes easier, and how to build your credit from the ground up.

6 Perks You Can Get at a Credit Union
Free checking!

When To Sign Up A Financial Advisor
Knowing when it’s time.

10 Apps to Use Now to Make Taxes Easier Next Year
Help is just an app away.

6 Ways to Build Your Credit From the Ground Up
Needing credit to get credit.

6 Ways You’re Cheating on Your Budget
Removing your hand from the cookie jar.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: It’s tax day! Also in the news: Apps to teach your kids about money, personal loans vs credit cards, and why a good FICO score matters when buying a home.

Time’s Up! It’s Tax Deadline Day
No more excuses!

5 apps to teach your kids about money
Just in time for Financial Literacy Month!

The Pros & Cons Of Personal Loans vs. Credit Cards
It’s all about the interest rate.

The One Graph That Explains Why a Good FICO Score Matters for Homebuyers
The better the score, the better the terms.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Bouncing back from a holiday debt hangover. Also in the news: How to boost your credit score, which financial documents you need to keep, and five free financial apps.

How to Bounce Back From the Holiday Debt Hangover
Time to pick the tinsel out of your wallet.

The Best Way to Boost Your Credit Score in 2015
Increasing your credit limit will decrease your debt ratio.

Cleaning Your Financial House: 4 Items to Keep and 4 to Shred
What you should keep and what you should destroy.

Five Great Financial Apps That Are Free
Help right at your fingertips.

The Best Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Money
Spending that will pay off in the long run.