Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The average American saves less than 5%. Also in the news: Strategies for lowering your closing costs, how to make money with YouTube, and should credit card perks coax you to go steady with a bank?

Average American Saves Less Than 5%
See how you stack up.

Strategies for Lowering Your Closing Costs
Saving as much as you can.

How to Make Money With YouTube
Monetizing your cat videos.

Should credit card perks coax you to go steady with a bank?
A one-sided love affair?

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to save on closing costs when buying a new home. Also in the news: Unnecessary credit cards fees, money management lessons for teens, and why you should never feel self-conscious about being frugal.

5 Ways to Save on Closing Costs
You’re already spending enough on the house.

Check Your Credit-Card Bills for These Added Fees
Your bank may owe you a refund.

5 Basic Money Management Lessons for Teens
If only they came in the form of text messages.

6 Reasons to Consider Semi-Retirement
Working part time could be good both financially and socially.

Why You Should Never Feel Self-Conscious About Being Frugal
Be proud of your money management!

Monday’s need-to-know money news

homebuyerToday’s top story: How long you should work to max out your social security benefits. Also in the news: What your student loans are really costing you, 9 common financial myths, and paying close attention to closing costs.

Social Security Benefits: How Long Should You Work to Max Them Out?
Determining your magic number.

Are Your Student Loans Costing You More Than You Think?
Find out what you’re really paying.

9 Common Money Myths
How many do you believe?

Watch Out for These Closing Costs When Buying a Home
Don’t pay more than you have to.

Quiz: Are you smart enough to buy a home?
Do you have what it takes to become a homeowner?