Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Senior checking accounts. Also in the news: The best Earth Day sales and freebies, five reasons why a nearly perfect credit score isn’t enough, and how to file taxes for a deceased love one.

What Is a Senior Checking Account?
The pros and cons.

Best Earth Day Sales, Deals and Freebies
Thank the planet for the discounts.

5 reasons why a nearly perfect credit score’s not enough
The rules are complicated.

How to File Final Taxes for a Deceased Loved One
Death, taxes, and after-death taxes.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: Using your tax refund to secure your future. Also in the news: Frequent overdrafters lose hundreds in fees, what to do before age 40 to retire comfortably, and how viewing your budget as a circle instead of a list can provide more flexibility.

5 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Secure Your Future
Protecting what you have, while still having a little fun.

Heaviest Overdrafters Pay a Week’s Wages in Fees, Study Finds
Creating a vicious circle.

10 Things to Do Before Age 40 to Retire Comfortably
Tick tock.

View Your Budget as a Circle Instead of a List to Be More Flexible
Giving yourself a little breathing room.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

img_online-bankingToday’s top story: The biggest mistakes you can make while banking online. Also in the news: Making tax time easier, the single best thing you can do for your financial wellbeing, and how debt can wreck your retirement.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make Banking Online
Small mistakes can result in big consequences.

Tips to Make Tax Time Easier
Getting through a stressful time of the year.

The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Financial Wellbeing
Just a Hamilton a day.

Here’s how debt can wreck your retirement
Physical as well as mental consequences.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

taxesToday’s top story: What you need to look for in a tax professional. Also in the news: Banks made $11 billion dollars in overdraft fees in 2015, strategies for starting out with student debt, and how to balance saving for college and retirement.

What to Look for in a Tax Professional
Finding the right person to trust.

Banks Made $11 Billion From Overdraft Fees Last Year
How much of it was yours?

Strategies For When You’re Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt
Starting off on the right foot.

Balancing Act: Strategically Saving For College And Retirement
Finding a way to do both.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What you can learn from your 2015 tax returns. Also in the news: Getting the most from mobile banking, using the 50/20/30 rule for your budget, and the number one thing Americans plan to do with their tax refunds.

What You Can Learn From Your 2015 Tax Return
Revealing info on your investments.

Mobile Check Deposits: Pro Tips to Ensure They Go Smoothly
Getting the most from a convenient way of banking.

This Is the No. 1 Thing Americans Do With Their Tax Refund
The answer may surprise you.

Use the 50/20/30 Rule to Outline Your Budget For Every Need
Proportioning your expenses.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Your FAFSA just became a bit shorter. Also in the news: How to determine how much house you can afford, eight surprising things that are taxable, and a new job perk that could pay off your student loans.

Renewal FAFSA: Why It’s Easier and Why You Should Complete It Now
The clock is ticking.

Two Ways to Determine How Much House You Can Afford
Avoiding a money pit.

8 Surprising Things That Are Taxable
Uncle Sam wants his cut.

This New Job Perk Could Pay Off Your Student Loans
But is it a good idea?

What the ATM of the future will look like
Banking meets The Jetsons.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

lottery-ticket-jpgToday’s top story: The high cost of winning a billion dollars. Also in the news: Tips for tackling your student loan costs, how banks are earning billions in ATM and overdraft fees, and basic personal finance facts people constantly get wrong.

The High Cost of Claiming Your Powerball Jackpot
Winning a billion dollars is awfully expensive.

5 tips for tackling your student loan costs
Tackling them head on.

ATM and overdraft fees top $6 billion at the big 3 banks
How much did you contribute?

Six Basic Personal Finance Facts People Constantly Get Wrong
No more excuses.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

refundToday’s top story: How to get your bank to fix a credit card error. Also in the news: How to overcome money anxiety, 12 odd tax deductions that could save you money, and a new government crackdown on aggressive debt collectors.

How Do I Get My Bank to Fix a Credit Card Error?
Be prepared to be patient.

The First Step to Overcoming Money Anxiety Is Facing Your Own Finances
Taking that first step.

Could these 12 odd tax deductions save you money?
Some of these mught surprise you.

The Government Cracks Down on More Debt Collectors
No more Mr. Nice Guy.

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.