Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The Marriage Penalty could be the reason for the increase in your tax bill. Also in the news: Why credit card over-limit fees are virtually extinct, when you’re mad enough to switch banks, and a beginner’s guide to money management.

Tax Bill Going Up? It Could Be the Marriage Penalty
Congratulations!

Why Credit Card Over-Limit Fees Are ‘Essentially Extinct’
Disappearing like the dinosaurs.

Are You Mad Enough to Switch Banks?
Have you reached your limit?

Hack Your Finances in One Day: A Beginner’s Guide to Money Management
Time to get started.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

hidden-fees1Today’s top story: Credit card late fees are expected to rise in 2017. Also in the news: 10 New Year’s resolutions for your wallet, will Millennials be ready for retirement, and 3 signs you should switch banks.

Look for Credit Card Late Fees to Rise in 2017
More incentive to pay on time.

Sean Talks Money: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Wallet
Starting the news year off on the right foot.

Only 30 Years to Go. Will Millennials Be Ready for Retirement?
The clock is ticking.

3 Signs You Should Switch Banks in 2017
Knowing when it’s time to switch.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit report with score on a desk

Credit report with score on a desk

Today’s top story: Americans are confused over credit card fees and rewards. Also in the news: Using refinancing to pay for home renovations, taking one day a month to be your personal finance day, and how to protect your credit score.

Americans Confused Over Credit Card Fees, Rewards
Cardholders are paying extra, losing out on rewards.

Should I Pay for Home Renovations by Refinancing?
Pros and cons.

Pick One Day a Month to Be Your Personal Finance Day
Getting everything done at once.

Avoid these 3 mistakes to protect your credit score
Taking a proactive approach.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Avoiding financial aid scams. Also in the news: Escaping the credit card fee trap, a beginner’s guide to your company’s stock plan, and the credit score for small businesses.

Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam
Protecting both your information and your child’s.

How to Escape the Credit-Card Fee Trap
Don’t give the banks more than they already want.

A Beginner’s Guide to Your Company’s Employee Stock Plans
Learning the ins and outs of your company’s stock options.

The credit score you’ve never heard of
If you’re a small business owner, pay attention.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

seniorslaptopToday’s top story: How to simplify your financial life. Also in the news: Credit card fees you shouldn’t have to pay, the hidden costs of starting your own business, and the amazing credit card features you’ve always wanted.

8 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life
Sifting through the clutter.

6 outrageous credit card fees you shouldn’t have to pay
Banks will always find a way to get more of your money.

The Hidden Costs of Starting Your Own Business
You’ll need to spend money to make money.

5 Credit Card Features You Wish You Had — That Actually Exist
Choose your own rewards? Sure!

Monday’s need-to-know money news

crop380w_istock_000009258023xsmall-dbet-ball-and-chainToday’s top story: How high your credit score needs to be in order to refinance. Also in the news: Tips on getting out of debt from people who have paid off thousands, ways to save on monthly housing costs, and how to avoid the scariest credit card fees.

What credit score do I need to refinance?
Reaching the magic number.

How to Get Out of Debt: Lessons From People Who Paid Off $100,000
Learning from the masters.

4 Ways To Save On Monthly Housing Costs
Every little bit helps.

The 5 Scariest Credit Card Fees – And How to Avoid Them
Paying even an hour late could cost you big bucks.

8 Online Banks That Let You Skip the Fees, Enjoy the Interest
Thinking outside the branch.

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

Little Girl with Crown of EarsHow to survive your child’s summer vacation without emptying your wallet, protecting your tuition investments, and how to ensure your semester abroad doesn’t lead to financial disaster.

Six Ways to Save Money on Summer Childcare
Keeping your child busy this summer doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Why a Good Student Checking Account Matters

Student checking accounts are a perfect way to teach financial responsibility.

Kids and Money: Tuition is an Insurable Investment

Tuition refund insurance can provide peace of mind.

Plan For Financial Independence, Not Retirement
Financial independence can mean working when you want; not because you have to.

4 Credit Card Tips for College Students Headed Overseas

How to avoid a financial mess when studying abroad.