Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 things your credit reports won’t reveal. Also in the news: More credit card issuers are letting you pay off debt for free, everything you need to know about mortgage loan modifications, and how to stay debt-free during back-to-school shopping.

5 Things Your Credit Reports Won’t Reveal
What’s missing from your credit report.

More Credit Card Issuers Let You Pay Off Debt for Free
It’s never been easier to transfer balances.

All You Need to Know About Mortgage Loan Modifications
Modifications could help prevent foreclosure.

How to Stay Debt-Free During the Back-to-School Shopping Rush
Tips for getting it done.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

1594411528_1512b1aad5_zToday’s top story: Insurance changes to make when you retire. Also in the news: Deciding between whole life and term life insurance, protecting your credit card points, and the pros and cons of balance transfer credit cards.

5 Insurance Changes to Make When You Retire
It’s a whole new ballgame.

Should I Get Whole Life Insurance or Term Life? Financial Experts Weigh In
Deciding what works best for you.

Crooks Want Your Credit Card Points — Here’s What to Do
Protecting your points.

The Pros and (Mostly) Cons of Balance Transfer Credit Cards
Money saver or money pit?

6 Things Detroit’s Bankruptcy Can Teach You About Money
Tips from an unexpexted source.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The most important number in your financial life. Also in the news: How to get the most from a balance transfer credit card, how to build up your emergency fund, and how to audit your financial products.

The 5 Most Important Numbers in Your Financial Life
The numbers you need to know.

7 Ways to Get the Most From a Balance Transfer Credit Card
Tips to keep mind.

5 Tips to Build Up an Emergency Fund This Year
Easy tricks to fill up your emergency fund.

How to Audit Your Financial Products
Making sure your financial products are truly working for you.

One Absolute Must For Everyone Who Has An Aging Parent With Memory Problems
Protecting your parents from financial disaster.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

smartphones_financeToday’s top story: Apps to help you manage your household finances. Also in the news: Why not saving enough for retirement in your 20’s could spell doom, what college students need to know about money, and the pros and cons of using balance transfers to pay down credit card debt.

The Best Tools for Managing Household Finances
New apps to help keep your household finances running smoothly.

Why Saving Too Little For Retirement In Your 20s Is A Bet You’ll Die Young And Broke
A little straight talk.

What College Students Need to Know About Money
So that they don’t die young and broke.

The pros and cons of using a balance transfer to pay off debt.
Beware accumulated interest.

How Often Can I Apply for New Credit Cards Without Hurting My Credit Scores?
The cost of a hard inquiry.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: How transferring a credit card balance could affect your credit score. Also in the news: How helicopter parents can damage their child’s financial future, what grandparents can do to help their grandchildren grow financially, and why planning on working through retirement could be a disaster.

Will Transferring a Credit Card Balance Hurt My Credit?
Where credit utilization ratio comes into play.

4 Ways Helicopter Parents Can Harm Their Kids’ Chances At Success
Building financial insecurity.

6 Ways to Help Your Grandchildren to a Great Financial Future
Counteracting helicopter parenting.

Why Planning to Work in Retirement Is a Risky Business
Health problems could interfere.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

401K Nest EggToday’s top story: Auditing your 401(k) plan. Also in the news: When you should buy both whole and term life insurance, the tax documents you should always keep, and how a balance transfer could help your credit score.

How Good Is Your 401(k) Plan?
This basic audit will tell you.

When to Consider Both Whole and Term Life Insurance
Why purchasing both may be best.

Tax Documents You Should Always Keep
What to keep and what to shred.

A Balance Transfer Can Help Your Credit Score
Understanding your credit utilization ratio.

6 Mistakes You Make When You Check Your Credit
Of course, not checking your credit would be the biggest mistake of all.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

balance-transfer-6Today’s top story: How to avoid balance transfer mistakes. Also in the news: Saving money as an empty nester, credit cards rewards that help the environment, and how you could be accidentally improving your credit score.

5 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes You Can Avoid
Pay attention to time limits.

A Guide to Saving Money for Empty Nesters
What to do with all that extra money.

A Credit Card Reward for the Environmentally Conscious
Use your credit card rewards to help save the environment.

7 Ways You’re Accidentally Improving Your Credit
Happy accidents!

How to Negotiate Your Salary When You Don’t Have Any Work Experience
Confidence is key.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: Be on the lookout for deceptive balance transfer options. Also in the news: How to retire without a large nest egg, how to work less as you approach retirement, and how to raise a financially savvy teenager.

Credit Card Companies Warned of Deceptive Balance Transfer Offers
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

3 Effective Ways to Retire Without a Large Nest Egg
Eliminating your debt is key.

How to Work Less as You Approach Retirement
Time to start using those sick days.

When Bad Things Happen To Good People With IRAs
Understanding beneficiary designations.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?
The earlier they learn, the better off they’ll be.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What can be learned financially during a parent’s last days. Also in the news: How to reduce your credit card debt through balance transfers, what new college grads should know about money, and should you buy life insurance for your kids.

5 financial lessons from a parent’s last days
What can be learned during a difficult time.

Save Thousands on Credit Card Debt with Balance Transfers
Playing the balance transfer shuffle.

What New College Grads Need To Know About Money
The “real world” is expensive.

Should You Buy Life Insurance for Your Kids?
Determining the best savings strategies.

Five Little Money Leaks That You Can Plug Right Now
Stopping the drips.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Finding the best balance transfer credit card. Also in the news: Keeping your financial resolutions, what not to buy at the drugstore, and the latest on the Target credit data breach. iStock_000016702801XSmall

The Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards in America
Ranking the contenders.

8 Hacks to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
After three weeks into 2014, where do your financial resolutions stand?

5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs)
The bigger the store, the better the price.

Did you get an email from Target? What you need to know
Target’s credit theft nightmare continues.

6 Critical Changes to Note When Filing Your 2013 Taxes
Important changes to the tax code you need to know about.