Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Tax_ScampngToday’s top story: Look out for the latest IRS phone call scam. Also in the news: How social spending could be ruining your budget, why millennials should be pressing credit instead of debit, and how to extend the life of your child’s inherited IRA.

Don’t Fall for the ‘Steve Martin’ IRS Phone Call Scam
Watch out for this wild and crazy scam.

Fun And Finances: Is Social Spending Sabotaging Your Budget?
Putting your own financial well being first.

Pssst, Millennials! When You Pay, Choose Credit, Not Debit
How you could be losing out on interest.

Extend the life of your children’s inherited IRAs
Big changes could be in store for 2015.

Use Your Phone as a Piggy Bank: The 10 Best Personal Finance Apps
Putting that shiny new toy to good use.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Building credit with a small income. Also in the news: The best time to buy virtually anything, how to make sure you can afford your next vacation, and demystifying credit card inquiries.

How to build credit if you have a small income
Strategic spending can build your credit.

The Best Months to Buy Everything
Waiting for the right month can save you money.

5 Ways to Make Sure You Can Afford Your Next Vacation
Budgeting for paradise.

The Most Misunderstood Part of Your Credit Report
Understanding inquiries.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: Maintaining good credit without carrying debt. Also in the news: Taking out the right amount of mortgage, how to keep your home cool for less, and what happens when your student loan co-signer dies.

How to Maintain Good Credit Without Debt
Can you build credit without going into debt?

How Much Mortgage Can You Handle?
How not to get in over your head.

How to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer for Cheap
Staying cool without breaking the bank.

Am I Completely Screwed If My Student Loan Co-Signer Dies?
Pretty much.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to build credit when you don’t want a credit card. Also in the news: Why you shouldn’t turn your 401(k) over to a broker, how to save on summer energy costs, and how to save on health care while you’re retired.

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card
For those with no interest in having a credit card.

The One Reason to Nix A 401(k) Rollover to a Broker
Two words: brokerage commissions.

7 Ways to Cut Your Summer Energy Costs
No need to make your wallet sweat too.

5 ways to reduce retiree health care costs
How to reduce the price tag on your care.

Study: When the Honeymoon is Over, Credit Scores are Extremely Important
Getting down to the nitty gritty

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

images (1)Today’s top story: How to build credit at any age. Also in the news: The best length of time for car loans, getting the most from store reward programs, and what heirs need to know about reverse mortgages.

Am I Too Old to Build Credit?
No. Never.

Should you take on a six-year car loan?
Probably not.

How to Get the Maximum Value Out of Coupons and Loyalty Cards
Getting the most from that annoying loyalty card.

What Heirs Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages
How much will you have to pay back and when?

Whether to Wed: 5 Tax Issues Facing Same-Sex Couples
Come tax time, marriage equality doesn’t necessarily mean financial equality.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Credit Check 1 How to cure your financial jealousy, steps to improve your credit score, and understanding the Affordable Care Act.

How to Combat Financial Envy
The greener grass isn’t always the better grass.

5 Budget Busters Draining Your Wallet
Simple changes to monthly expenses could make a big difference.

5 Steps to Improving Your Credit Score
Paying attention to your credit reports are key.

4 Ways to Build Credit Without a Credit Card
Loans can be a big help.

Obamacare 101: Your Questions Answered
Understanding the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare

Monday’s need-to-know money news

The hackerProtecting your finances online, helping your kids build their credit and when to start saving for retirement.

FBI Warns of New ‘Wire Transfer’ Scheme
How to keep your money safe from internet thieves.

How to Dispute a Credit Card Charge
The easiest ways to get your money back.

How Young People Can Begin to Build Credit
Sharing your credit could just be the best way to start.

7 Retirement Decisions that Affect the Rest of Your Life
When you start saving could make the difference forty years down the line.