Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The myRA program is dead. But there is an alternative. Also in the news: Borrowing money from friends and family when you’re in a jam, and four financial milestones to reach before you retire.

Obama-Era Retirement Plan Is Dead. Here’s an Alternative
The myRA program is dead.

Ask Brianna: Should I Borrow Money From Family and Friends?
What to do when you’re in a jam.

4 financial milestones to reach before you retire
Giving yourself a better shot at a good retirement.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Delete "MISTAKE"Today’s top story: How to avoid money mistakes after a spouse’s death. Also in the news: A retirement reality check for homemakers, how to downsize the smart way, and the hidden costs of credit card rewards.

Money mistakes to avoid after a spouse’s death
Treading carefully through difficult times.

7 Step Retirement Reality Check For Homemakers
Being part of the retirement planning process is essential.

6 Tips to Downsize the Smart Way
Simplifying your life can become expensive.

Rewards Credit Cards Can Be Costly, Report Finds
Those free rewards can come at a price.

5 Things You Must Consider Before Borrowing Money
Hidden dangers may lie ahead.