Thursday’s need-to-know money news

phone-scammerToday’s top story: How to tell if that IRS tax collection call is fake. Also in the news: Strategies to maximize your child’s financial aid eligibility, how to lower your cell phone bill, and how to prevent a divorce from ruining your finances.

7 Ways to Tell If That IRS Tax Collections Call Is Fake
Don’t get duped.

Strategies to Maximize Your Child’s Financial Aid Eligibility
Increasing your odds.

4 Ways to Lower Your Cell Phone Bill
The telecoms are rich enough.

10 Ways to Prevent a Divorce From Ruining Your Finances
Protecting what’s yours.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: Balance transfer mistakes to avoid. Also in the news: What to do with an unexpected windfall, the savings cell phone carriers don’t want you to know about, and the eight loans to use for paying college tuition.

4 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes
Making sure your transfers go smoothly.

Got a load of unexpected cash? Here’s what to do
What a great problem to have!

Savings Big Cell Carriers Don’t Want You to Know About
Contracts are becoming a thing of the past.

Use These 8 Loans To Pay For College in 2015-2016
Not all at once, of course.

Avoid “Keeping Up With the Frugals” to Improve Your Finances
It’s not a race to see who’s the cheapest.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

RelationshipToday’s top story: Why Millennials may not be able to retire until their 70s. Also in the news:How to avoid cell phone bill surprises, the pros and cons of taking social security early, and how to calculate if you can refinance your home.

Millennials May Not Be Able To Retire Until Age 73
Crippling student debt could force Millennials to work an extra decade.

How to Avoid Cellphone Gotchas
Don’t let your cellphone become a money pit.

What age is best to start taking Social Security?
The pros and cons of taking social security early.

End-of-Year Tax Planning Tips
It’s never too early to start getting your taxes in order.

How to Figure Out If You Can Refinance Your Home
Two simple ways to calculate refinancing options.