Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

stack-of-billsToday’s top story: Trump’s student loan repayment play vs. Obama’s REPAYE. Also in the news: What to do if you’re rejected for a checking account, how divorce can affect your credit score, and how easing your financial stress could help you live longer.

Trump’s Student Loan Repayment Plan vs. Obama’s REPAYE
Understanding the differences.

Can’t Get a Checking Account? Don’t Give Up, Get Moving
Doing the repair work.

3 Ways Divorce Can Affect Your Credit Score
Be prepared.

Don’t Let Money Worries Shorten Your Life
Easing your financial stress could help you live longer.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

shutterstock_38185810-2Today’s top story: How to tell your checking account is the right fit. Also in the news: Tips for handling holiday financial stress, financial concepts you’ll actually use, and important things to know about 529 college savings plan withdrawals.

5 Ways to Tell If Your Checking Account’s the Right Fit
Avoid excess fees.

5 Tips for Handling Holiday Financial Stress
More celebrating, less stressing.

6 Financial Concepts You’ll Actually Use
Applying concepts to everyday life.

4 important things to know about 529 College Savings Plan withdrawals
They aren’t necessarily tax-free.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

currencyToday’s top story: Why you’ll always need cash. Also in the news: Must-know tips for selling your home, nontraditional ways to fund your retirement, and why people with low checking account balances pay high fees.

Why You’ll Always Need Cash
We’re not going all-digital just yet.

5 Must-Know Tips for Selling Your Home
How to get your asking price.

10 Nontraditional Ways to Fund Your Retirement
Thinking outside the box.

People with low checking account balances pay over $500 a year in fees
Overdraft fees can pile up quickly.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: What to do if you’ve been blacklisted by ChexSystems. Also in the news: How to avoid early withdrawal fees for CDs, steps to take if you can’t pay your taxes, and the high cost of being poor.

Blacklisted by ChexSystems? Here’s What to Know
That bounced check may have come back to haunt you.

How to Avoid CD Early Withdrawal Fees
Understanding the terms of your CD can save you money.

8 steps to take if you can’t pay your taxes
Don’t ignore the elephant in the room.

The high cost of being poor
How payday loans can become a never ending cycle.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: How to put an end to credit card solicitations. Also in the news: How a two checking account system could help automate your budget, how to maximize your pension, and five surprising sources of debt.

How to Stop Credit Card Solicitations for Good
Reclaiming your mailbox.

Use the Two Checking Account System to Automate Your Budget
Why two accounts could make budgeting easier.

Maximize Your Pension With This Calculator
Calculating the best option for your retirement.

5 Surprising Sources of Debt
Racking up debt from unexpected sources.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

budgetToday’s top story: The money moves you need to make at the midyear point. Also in the news: Life events that require financial planning, common credit score killers, and why you should always read the fine print when choosing a checking account.

Your Midyear Guide to Managing Your Money
Moves you need to make now.

10 Life Events That Require Financial Planning
Both happy and sad.

5 Common Credit Score Killers
How to avoid them.

Want 1% Interest On Your Checking Account? You Can Get It, But Make Sure To Read The Fine Print
That 1% could end up costing you.