Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Why your bank may not be giving you the best interest rate. Also in the news: How to manage the variable costs in your budget, how to avoid bank fees, and the highest paying college majors.

Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage Rate
Two ways to tilt the odds in your favor.

5 Tips to Manage the Variable Costs in Your Budget
Expecting the unexpected.

Americans spent $11 billion in bank fees in 2015 — here’s how to avoid them
Stop paying for access to your money.

These Are the Highest Paying College Majors
Where does yours rank?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

mortgage2Today’s top story: How getting a mortgage just became easier. Also in the news: Downsizing to save your retirement, handling major financial disruptions, and how to avoid or minimize bank fees.

4 Ways Getting a Mortgage Just Got Easier
The process has become slightly less stressful.

Can Downsizing Save Your Retirement?
Smaller living can protect your retirement.

How to Handle a Major Financial Disruption
Prepare in advance.

9 Ways Consumers Can Avoid or Minimize Bank Fees
Banking is getting very expensive.

5 Things You Should Never Do With a 401(k)
Protect yours for the long term.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How your kids can hurt your credit. Also in the news: How to find the best financing when purchasing a new car, why baby boomers need help paying down their debt, and five banking fees that are actually worth paying.

5 Ways Your Kid Can Hurt Your Credit
Intentionally and unintentionally.

Need a New Car? Here’s How to Find the Best Financing Deal
Don’t forget to skip the “undercarriage package.”

Boomer Retirees Need a Hand Paying Down Debt
How to prioritize payments while saving for retirement.

5 Banking Fees That Are Actually Worth Paying
Some fees have long-term benefits.

How to Prepare for a Mini-Retirement
Making the big retirement picture seem less far away.