Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Rent-to-Own: Be informed before you sign. Also in the news: How Rent-A-Center torments customers, the pros and cons of subscription meal boxes, and how to “credit surf” to score huge reward bonuses.

Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign
Reading the fine print.

Kicking in Doors and Crushing Credit: How Rent-A-Center Torments Customers
Renter beware.

Are Those Subscription Meal Boxes Right for You?
The pros and cons.

How to “Credit Surf” to Score Huge Rewards Bonuses
Racking up points.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 ways to optimize your credit card’s bonus mall. Also in the news: 5 tips for starting a business while working full time, 6 ways to get free money from the government, and the 10 most stolen cars and the cost of theft insurance.

6 Ways to Optimize Your Credit Card’s Bonus Mall
Getting the most bang for your bonus bucks.

5 Tips For Starting a Business While Working Full Time
It’s all about time management.

6 Ways to Get Free Money From the Government
You read that correctly.

The 10 most-stolen cars and the cost of theft insurance
Is yours on the list?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 4 keys to successful debt consolidation. Also in the news: Credit card startups want to get in your wallet, financial must-do’s for newlyweds, and the best ways to get a big credit card bonus without going into debt.

4 Keys to Successful Debt Consolidation
Put those cards away.

Credit Card Startups Race for Space in Your Wallet
One card to rule them all.

Ask Brianna: What Are My Financial Must-Do’s as a Newlywed?
Starting off on the right financial foot.

The best ways to get a fat credit card bonus without going into debt
Timing is everything.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How credit card bonuses got so big and hard to grab. Also in the news: VA Loan eligibility and requirements for 2017, how to detect scams that could ruin your retirement, and 10 numbers that may make or break your retirement.

How Credit Card Bonuses Got So Big and Hard to Grab
And you thought blackout dates were bad.

VA Loan Eligibility and Requirements for 2017
What you need to know.

How to Detect Scams That Could Ruin Your Retirement
Don’t put your savings at risk.

10 numbers that can make or break your retirement
Focus on the important ones.