Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Using your tax refund to spring clean your finances. Also in the news: A money conference for women, why the IRS wants their share of your March Madness winnings, and how Millennials can make car buying easier.

Use Your Tax Refund to Spring Clean Your Finances
Tidying up your money.

Lola: A money conference for women.
How to better deal with financial issues unique to women.

You Won! Congratulations — Now Pay Your Taxes
The IRS wants their share of your March Madness winnings.

5 Ways Millennials Can Make Car Buying a Smoother Ride
Making the process easier.

9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Buying yet another overpriced gadget isn’t one of them.

How Much More It Costs to Own vs. Rent in Your State
Where does your state rank?

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Financial-PlanningToday’s top story: Financial planning for the 21st century. Also in the news: Tips for buying life insurance with a pre-existing condition, mistakes people make when buying furniture, and the best new car deals for Labor Day weekend.

Financial Planning for the 21st Century
Catching up with the future.

7 Tips for Buying Life Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition
Working your way through a complicated system.

6 Mistakes People Make When Buying Furniture
Pay close attention to financing.

4 best new car deals for Labor Day weekend
Getting the most bang for your buck.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Amazon launches a car comparison site. Also in the news: HARP loans get extended through September of 2017, 4 finance apps every college student needs, and what to do if you can’t afford your kids’ school supplies.

Amazon Launches Car Comparison Site
The online giant gets in the car game.

HARP Loan Extended Through September 2017
Struggling homeowners have more time to refinance.

4 Finance Apps Every College Student Needs
Sticking to a budget while on campus.

What if You Can’t Afford Your Kids’ School Supplies?
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to close a credit card the right way. Also in the news: Why your financial adviser should understand how your brain works, why compound interest isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and what to watch out for when test driving a used car.

The Right Way to Close a Credit Card
Tidying up loose ends.

What Your Financial Adviser Needs to Know About Your Brain
The psychology of your money.

5 Reasons Compound Interest Isn’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be
Fees, inflation, taxes, market performance and spending habits will affect your compounding interest.

What to look out for when test driving a new car.
How to make sure you don’t bring home a lemon.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

bigstock-U-s-Income-Tax-Return-Form-28476797-e1390508229663Today’s top story: Things to think about before paying your taxes with a credit card. Also in the news: How to collect a bad debt, the essentials for getting a good car deal, and the special tax challenges facing Americans living abroad.

4 Things To Think About Before Paying Your Taxes With A Credit Card
Look out for fees and interest.

5 Simple, Escalating Steps to Collect a Bad Debt
How to get what you’re owed.

5 Essentials for Getting a Good Car Deal
Be prepared to negotiate.

Living Abroad? Expat Taxpayers Face Special Challenges
Taxes are even more complicated for Americans living overseas.

A Guide To The Financial Drawbacks Of Aging
What to expect as you get older.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Introducing the new FICO score. Also in the news: What you need to know before car shopping, the best credit cards for earning rewards, and tips on how to supercharge your savings.

The New FICO Score: Better for Debtors?
Medical collection debt will no longer count against your score.

3 Tricks Car Salesmen Use that Everyone Should Know How to Handle
Don’t be caught off guard while car shopping.

The Best Credit Cards for Earning Rewards
Getting the most bang for your buck.

10 Tips To Supercharge Your Savings
Giving your savings a much needed boost.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: The biggest mistakes car buyers make and how to avoid them. Also in the news: How to land your dream home this summer, saving big on your wedding expenses, and how we can learn from the money mistakes of celebrities.

5 Mistakes Car Buyers Make
Pay attention to how long you’ll pay.

7 Ways to Land Your Dream Home During the Summer
Look for a diamond in the rough.

Easy ways to save $10,000 on your wedding expenses
Location, location, location.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
One word: prenup.

Cash 4 Phones: 5 Tricks to Buying and Selling Used Electronics
Turn those dust collectors into cash.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What to do when your 401(k) and IRA are maxed out. Also in the news: Comparing medical loans and credit cards, three essentials that could be missing from your retirement plan, and thirteen factors to consider when picking a place to retire.

What to Do After Your 401(k) and IRA Are Maxed Out
Where to invest your money next.

How to Compare Medical Credit Cards, Loans
Prepare for high interest rates.

3 Essentials Missing From Many Retirement Plans
Don’t forget these essentials.

13 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Place to Retire
It’s time to make a list.

10 tips for buying your next car for less
Don’t be afraid to haggle.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Split Wedding CakeToday’s top story: How to determine whether to rent or buy. Also in the news: Becoming a better car buyer, how to save during wedding planning, and how to protect your finances during a divorce.

Is It Better to Rent or Buy?
These calculators will help you decide.

3 Ways to Be a Better Car Buyer
Negotiating is key.

6 Secrets From Couples Who Saved Big on Their Weddings
The before.

Keep an Eye on Finances During a Divorce
And the after.

5 Tips to Calculate Your Financial Worth
Knowing what you should be paid is essential during a job hunt.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 8 tax breaks expiring at the end of 2013. Also in the news: How to monitor your credit after a data breach, when it makes sense to have credit card debt, and could cheaper insurance convince you to buy a self-driving car?

8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013
Teachers aren’t going to like this.

How to Monitor Your Credit After a Data Breach
Vigilance is key.

When Does It Make Sense to Have Credit Card Debt?
Credit card debt isn’t always a bad thing.

Will cheaper insurance sway you toward a self-driving car?
Are you ready to let someone (or something) else do the driving?

10 ways to avoid car-buying gotchas
Be prepared to walk away.