Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to do when you get an IRS audit notice. Also in the news: Budgeting for new parents, where to sell your stuff online, and how your credit score is linked to your chance of divorce.

I Got an Audit Notice From the IRS — Now What?
Take a deep breath.

Budgeting for New Parents: From Day Care to College
In it for the long haul.

Where to Sell Your Stuff Online
Getting rid of what you don’t need.

Your Credit Score Is Linked To Your Chance of Divorce
What the two have in common.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 reasons why the IRS will audit you. Also in the news: Big news that could affect your student loans, sneaky ways debt can change how you think, and how the “Once in a Lifetime” mentality screws up your budget.

7 Reasons the IRS Will Audit You
How to avoid triggering an audit.

This News Could Affect Your Student Loans
Heads up.

3 Sneaky Ways Debt Can Change How You Think
Don’t resign yourself to debt.

How a “Once in a Lifetime” Mentality Screws Up Your Budget
Something to watch out for.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How to talk to your kids about money. Also in the news: Shrewd ways to use your tax refund for your future, how to survive an IRS audit, and tips for cancer patients who are worried about the cost of their care.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money
The sooner the better.

5 shrewd ways to use your tax refund for your future
Your retirement fund will thank you.

How to survive being audited by the IRS
Don’t panic.

7 tips for cancer patients worrying about the cost of their care
Minimizing the stress.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

refinancingToday’s top story: How to win a bidding war in a hot housing market. Also in the news: How to retire during a bear market, how to get your financial priorities straight, and how to survive an IRS audit.

6 Ways to Win a Bidding War in a Hot Housing Market
Strategies to help you come out a winner.

How to retire in a bear market
Quitting work when the market isn’t cooperating.

Is Your Money Going Where It Needs To? How To Get Your Financial Priorities Straight.
Time to get things sorted.

The IRS Audit Survival Guide
Don’t panic.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

132417463Today’s top story: 9 states where you can freeze your credit for free. Also in the news: Giving your grown kids the gift of money smarts, tax deductions that could lead to an audit, and why an FSA is a great investment.

9 States Where You Can Freeze Your Credit for Free
Protecting yourself from identity theft.

How To Give Your Grown Kid The Holiday Gift Of Money Smarts
It’s never too late.

These 3 tax deductions could lead to an IRS audit
Reducing the odds.

If You’re Not Using Your FSA, You’re Missing Out on a Great Investment
A great way to stretch your money.

‘Tis the Season for These 7 Tax-Saving Strategies
Time’s running out.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Household-Budget1Today’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 You Should Know
Don’t panic.

10 Big Life Insurance Mistakes People Make
Plan carefully.

3 Things You’d Better Have If You’re Serious About Buying a Home
The essential checklist.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Chevy VoltPlaying mortgage tag, how to protect your accounts from cyber spies, and surviving the dreaded audit.

The bank that rejects the most mortgages
A rejection at one bank could still mean approval at another.

3 Accounts That Could Hurt Your Credit Score
Looking beyond credit cards.

How to prevent financial snooping
How to keep your accounts safe from prying eyes.

How to survive an IRS audit
Tips on getting through the financial turmoil of an audit.

The Pros and Cons of Assuming a Car Lease
Weighing your options before you get behind the wheel.