Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

shutterstock_62636899Today’s top story: Getting your credit ready for holiday shopping. Also in the news: Keeping your Social Security plan on track despite higher Medicare premiums, 3 points to add to your year-end financial checklist, and shopping tricks to make your budget last longer.

How to Get Your Credit Ready for Holiday Shopping
And make January bills a bit less painful.

Don’t let higher Medicare premiums derail your Social Security plan
Keeping your plan on track.

Add these 3 points to your year-end financial checklist
Three more to-dos.

Smart Shopping Tricks to Make Your Budget Last All Month
Stretching your dollar.

The 10 Best States To Enjoy An Early Retirement
Is your state one of them?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Financial-PlanningToday’s top story: How to create a one-page financial plan. Also in the news: Money leaks you might be overlooking, why Fannie Mae is making it easier to get a loan, and how being frugal can sometimes backfire.

When Simple Is Better: How To Create A One-Page Financial Plan
Sticking to the basics.

10 Money Leaks You Might Be Overlooking
The tiny drip drops that add up.

Struggling With Your Student Loan Servicer? Help May Be on the Way
You may not have to go it alone anymore.

Fannie Mae’s New Mortgage Rules Make It Easier to Get a Loan
Is this a good thing?

5 Ways Being Frugal Can Backfire
Good intentions may have bad results.

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.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

budgetToday’s top story: How to take the fear out of budgeting. Also in the news: Finding everyday opportunities to teach kids money smarts, how to retire comfortably, and how to break your income addiction before you retire.

10 Ways to Take the Fear Out of Budgeting
The payoff is worth the effort.

Using Everyday Opportunities to Teach Your Kids Money Smarts
Opportunities for valuable lessons.

Smart Ways to Comfortably Retire
Pay close attention to your accounts.

How to break your income addiction before retirement
Don’t ignore your financial dependency.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: College financial aid advice for divorced families. Also in the news: Getting teens to save can have a long term payoff, bad money habits you need to break, and how to make living on a budget less of a slog.

College Financial Aid Advice For Divorced Families
Navigating through the financial aid maze.

Why Teen Savers Have More Financial Success Later in Life
Good financial habits at a young age can have lasting effects.

3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick
Kick them to the curb!

Peppy ways to fight budget burnout
Living on a budget doesn’t have to be drudgery.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to stay safe while shopping for Labor Day bargains. Also in the news: Trusting apps that access your credit card, how to clear your ChexSystems record, and financial planning tips for college students.

Labor Day Deals: How to Stay Safe While Shopping Online
Don’t get taken for a ride while bargain hunting.

Should You Trust Apps That Access Your Credit Card Information?
Convenience doesn’t always mean safety.

5 Steps for Getting Your ChexSystems Record Cleared
When’s the last time your checked your ChexSystems record?

10 Financial Planning Tips for College Students
It’s all about the budget.

Calculate the Expected Salary (and Debt) With Your Degree
How much you’ll make and how much it’ll cost you.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How some of your back-to-school expenses could be tax deductible. Also in the news: Paying taxes on free credit monitoring, money saving tips for when you’re earning minimum wage, and ten financial vocabulary terms you absolutely need to know.

Some Back-to-School Expenses Could Be Tax-Deductible
Back-to-school expenses could be a little less painful.

Data Breach Victims: Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Free Credit Monitoring?
Double the insult?

3 Money-Saving Tips When You’re Earning Minimum Wage
Making your money last longer.

10 financial vocabulary terms you should know
There will be a quiz!

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The increase in identity theft makes checking your credit an absolute necessity. Also in the news: How to prepare your college freshman for financial realities, how to pay off your debt for good, and five ways small businesses can get the most out of their credit cards.

Another Reason You Really Need to Remember to Check Your Credit
Staying on top of your credit is absolutely vital.

How to Prepare Your Child for the Financial Realities of Freshman Year
Better get used to ramen, kid.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Pay Off Debt For Good
Could this method work for you?

Small-Business Credit Card Basics: 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Card
Always paying on time is key.

Review and Improve Your Budget With These Three Questions
Using your money on what truly matters most.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

635522783074355959-holiday-cardsToday’s top story: The most dangerous threat to your identity. Also in the news: How to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck, how to improve your credit score by separating business from pleasure, and the Social Security fix that could hurt your retirement.

The Most Dangerous Identity Theft Threat
What you need to watch out for.

How to Stop Living the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle
Time to start saving.

Will Fixing Social Security Hurt Your Retirement?
How a fix could hurt your bottom line.

How to Improve Your Credit Score by Separating Business From Pleasure
Separate expense categories are essential.

If You Hired Mo’ Money Taxes To Prepare Your Return, You Continue To Have Mo’ Problems
Catchy commercial, bad company.