Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Can’t refinance student loans? Try these tactics. Also in the news: 10-word answers to your biggest car insurance questions, 5 foods that raise blood pressure – and life insurance rates, and 5 ways to save on preparing your taxes.

Can’t Refinance Student Loans? Try These Tactics
Looking at the alternatives.

10-Word Answers (or Less!) to Your Biggest Car Insurance Questions
Short and sweet.

5 Foods That Raise Blood Pressure — and Life Insurance Rates
That burger could spike more than just your blood pressure.

5 ways to save on preparing your taxes
Keeping more of your money.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Protecting your assets from a car accident. Also in the news: Why having a single credit card just for bills can make fraud less disruptive, big tax breaks for homeowners, and last-minute moves to trim your tax bill.

How to Protect Your Assets in the Event of a Car Accident
Paying the heavy price of someone else’s accident.

Having a Just-for-Bills Credit Card Makes Fraud a Little Less Disruptive
Keeping the chaos contained.

7 big tax breaks for homeowners
The amount of money you can save may surprise you.

Last-Minute Moves That Can Trim Your Tax Bill
The clock is ticking.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

estate planningToday’s top story: The 10 keys to proper estate planning. Also in the news: What types of insurance everyone should consider, why you need to review your car insurance policy, and how to choose the right budgeting software.

10 Keys to Proper Estate Planning
Protecting yourself and your family.

3 types of insurance everyone should consider
More protection for youself and your family.

Why Your Car Insurance Shouldn’t Be As Old As Your Car
Time to review your policy.

Budgeting Software Showdown: Mint vs. You Need a Budget
Selecting the right software for your needs.

6 Tax Traps to Avoid
Traps are lurking everywhere.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

iStock_000015900242LargeToday’s top story: The most embarrassing money topics. Also in the news: How to make a life insurance claim, seven signs you have bad credit, and the insurance questions you should ask when buying a car.

Top 10 Most Embarrassing Money Topics
What makes you cringe?

How to Make a Life Insurance Claim
Be proactive.

7 Signs You Have Bad Credit
Looking for red flags.

The Insurance Questions to Ask When You Buy a Car
Questions to consider.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: Year-end tricks to boost your tax refund. Also in the news: Unstacking the deck for student loan borrowers, the most important mortgage documents you’ll sign, and why you shouldn’t raid your retirement savings to pay for the holidays.

5 Year-End Tricks to Boost Your Tax Refund
Now’s the time to reduce your tax liability.

Unstacking the Deck for Student Loan Borrowers
There’s a lot of money at stake.

The 4 Most Important Mortgage Documents You’ll Sign
What you’ll be signing if you purchase a home in the near future.

5 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance
Every penny counts.

Don’t Raid Your Retirement Account to Pay for the Holidays
The high costs of splurging.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Financial steps to take after a natural disaster. Also in the news: Money fears and how to tackle them, excuses that are keeping you from financial success, and how umbrella coverage can supercharge your car insurance policy.

4 Financial Steps to Take After a Natural Disaster
Finding financial calm after the storm.

Top five money fears and how to tackle them
Taking them on, one fear at a time.

8 Excuses That Are Keeping You From Financial Success
Time to make a change.

How Umbrella Coverage Can Supercharge Your Car Insurance Policy
How to determine how much insurance you need.

How to Sell an Ugly House
Even without a fancy makeover.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

1403399192000-retire-workToday’s top story: What you cannot ignore on your retirement statement. Also in the news: How to improve your finances in a single day, how teens can save money on car insurance, and why mental accounting can be dangerous.

4 Things You Can’t Ignore on Your Retirement Statement
Pay close attention.

10 Ways to Improve Your Finances in One Day
It only takes a day!

One way teens can actually save on car insurance
Letting your teen behind the wheel doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Be Aware of “Mental Accounting” When You Save Money on a Purchase
Convincing yourself you’re saving money is a big mistake.

5 Simple Ways to Save Money as a New College Student
The more they save, the fewer times they’ll call looking for money.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

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Hand with money and toy car isolated on white background

Today’s top story: Why you need to pay close attention to your car insurance. Also in the news: Supreme Court ruling makes finances easier for same-sex couples, financial resources for active military, and when it’s okay to take a hit on your credit score.

4 Ways Being Forgetful Can Raise Your Car Insurance Rates
Set reminders.

Marriage Ruling Ends Personal-Finance Confusion for Gay Couples
Taxes just became a lot less complicated.

4 Financial Resources for Active Military
Managing your money while away from home.

3 Times It’s OK to Let Your Credit Score Take a Hit
A credit score hit isn’t always a bad thing.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Divorce-Money_43Today’s top story: What you need to know about taxes if you’re getting divorced. Also in the news: Honest mistakes that could ruin your credit, what you’ll be paying more for in 2015, and why you might need more care insurance.

Getting Divorced? 8 Things You Must Know about Taxes
Changes during a difficult time.

5 Honest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Credit
When little mistakes become big ones.

15 things that will cost more in 2015
Prepare to pay more.

Why You Might Need More Car Insurance Than You Have
A little fender tap could end up costing you big bucks.

5 Smart Ways to Use Your Bonus
Instead of piddling it away.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to give yourself a gift without breaking your holiday budget. Also in the news: What you need to ask before buying a winter home, the big tax changes ahead for 2015, and how to avoid going into debt with your first credit card.

How to Treat Yourself Without Breaking Your Christmas Budget
Who knows what you want for Christmas better than you?

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Winter Home
Can you truly afford to become a snowbird?

The Biggest Tax Changes for 2015
Get ready.

First Credit Card: Tips to Avoid Going Into Debt
Don’t start off on the wrong foot.

Track Your Mileage to Save Money on Insurance
Using a mileage tracker provided by your insurer could save you big bucks.