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.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The consequences of never checking your credit report. Also in the news: How your smart phone can help your budget, how bad America is at saving for college, and are memberships to big box stores worth it?

What Happens if I Never Check My Credit Report?
You really, really don’t want to do that.

How Your Phone Can Boost Your Budgeting
Savings at your fingertips.

How Bad Is America at Saving for College?
Needs improvement.

What Member Discount Programs are Worth the Cost?
Are the gigantic packs of toilet paper worth it?

In 30 Minutes, She Cut Her Credit Card Debt by $3,128
Negotiating skills are a must.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What parents and students need to know about financial aid. Also in the news: Using your smartphone or tablet to clean up your finances, tax tips for procrastinators, and what to do when your teenager has become a financial disaster.

Eight Financial Aid Secrets That Parents And Students Need To Know
What you need to know before filling out the FAFSA.

12 Powerful Ways Data Can Help Clean Up Your Finances
Putting your smartphones and tablets to work.

6 tax tips for procrastinators
Tick-tock.

Help! My Teen is a Money Monster
What to do when your kid is out of financial control.

How to Budget For Health Care Expenses in Retirement
Health care expenses will eat up a significant part of your retirement savings.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Understanding your credit reports. Also in the news: Sticking to your financial resolutions, the pros and cons of money apps, and confessing your deep, dark money secrets to your financial advisor. Offering Advice

How to Read Your Credit Reports
How to make sure you’re finding any and all errors.

The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions
Steeling your resolve and avoiding money traps.

Are Apps Helping or Hurting Your Finances?
Could your savings apps cause you to spend more money instead of less?

3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor
They’ve seen and heard it all.

5 Tips for Preparing for 2014 Taxes
Time to start getting your paperwork in order.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Happy New Year!

Today’s top story: How to start 2014 on the right financial foot. Also in the news: A millennial’s guide to personal finance, ways to cut taxes while saving for retirement, and apps that will help you reach your financial goals for the new year.smartphones_finance

7 Tips to Get Your New Year’s Money Resolution Started Off Right
You’re going to want to stick to these.

The Millennial’s Guide to Personal Finance
Time to start taking your finances seriously.

3 ways to cut taxes while saving for retirement
Paying attention to your tax bracket.

5 Apps to Help Keep Your 2014 Financial Goals
Track your finances in between rounds of Candy Crush.

How Inflation Will Cut Your Taxes in 2014
New year, new adjustments.