Friday’s need-to-know money news

Student-LoansToday’s top story: What to buy for every month of the year. Also in the news: Why you should think twice before borrowing for your kid’s college, why you need to stop hoarding your credit card rewards, and why banks are starting to look more like cafes.

What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2017
Shopping smart.

Think Twice Before Borrowing for Your Kid’s College
You could spend decades paying it back.

Credit Card Rewards Are for Spending, Not Hoarding
Use ’em before you lose ’em.

Decaf with your deposit, ma’am? Reinventing the bank branch
Get a latte with your loan.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

twrmn81mopj80nvlk4zqToday’s top story: Manage your debt for a smoother divorce. Also in the news: Giving your child the gift of stocks, how to donate credit card points and miles to charity, and six ways to make the most of your holiday bonus.

Manage Your Debt for a Smoother Divorce
Making a difficult situation a bit easier.

Give Your Child the Gift of Stocks
The gift that keeps on giving.

How to Donate Credit Card Points, Miles or Cash Back to Charity
Put those forgotten miles to good use.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Bonus
Stretching it out.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Pile of Credit CardsToday’s top story: NerdWallet’s best credit card tips for November. Also in the news: How credit card rewards can help pay for the holidays, what to do if your parents don’t have a retirement plan, and the pros and cons of a joint checking account with your parents.

NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for November 2016
Preparing for holiday spending.

How Credit Card Rewards Can Help Pay for the Holidays
Every little bit counts.

What to Do If Your Parents Don’t Have a Retirement Plan
An important conversation.

Helping out Mom or Dad with a joint checking account? Watch out
The pros and cons.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

1412020991000-ATMToday’s top story: How to avoid ATM fees. Also in the news: The true cost of a bounced check, surprising ways to use your credit card rewards, and the pros and cons of college tuition insurance.

How to Avoid ATM Fees
You shouldn’t have to pay to access your money.

The True Cost of a Bounced Check
Fees upon fees.

7 surprising ways to use your credit card rewards
Thinking beyond miles.

Should You Buy College Tuition Insurance?
Protetcing your investment.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

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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.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Delete "MISTAKE"Today’s top story: How to avoid money mistakes after a spouse’s death. Also in the news: A retirement reality check for homemakers, how to downsize the smart way, and the hidden costs of credit card rewards.

Money mistakes to avoid after a spouse’s death
Treading carefully through difficult times.

7 Step Retirement Reality Check For Homemakers
Being part of the retirement planning process is essential.

6 Tips to Downsize the Smart Way
Simplifying your life can become expensive.

Rewards Credit Cards Can Be Costly, Report Finds
Those free rewards can come at a price.

5 Things You Must Consider Before Borrowing Money
Hidden dangers may lie ahead.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Getting the most from Medicare. Also in the news: Tips for smart student loan borrowing, the mistake single Americans are making with their retirement, and how to get the most from your credit card rewards.

Medicare’s Maze – How to Maximize Benefits
Navigating your way through.

Five Tips For Smart Student Loan Borrowing
Choose your loans wisely.

The Big Retirement Blunder Single Americans Are Making
Start saving, singles!

3 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Rewards
Getting the most points/miles from your cards.

What 11 Successful People Wish They Knew About Money in Their 20s
If they could turn back time.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

balance-transfer-6Today’s top story: How to avoid balance transfer mistakes. Also in the news: Saving money as an empty nester, credit cards rewards that help the environment, and how you could be accidentally improving your credit score.

5 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes You Can Avoid
Pay attention to time limits.

A Guide to Saving Money for Empty Nesters
What to do with all that extra money.

A Credit Card Reward for the Environmentally Conscious
Use your credit card rewards to help save the environment.

7 Ways You’re Accidentally Improving Your Credit
Happy accidents!

How to Negotiate Your Salary When You Don’t Have Any Work Experience
Confidence is key.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How best to protect yourself when shopping online. Also in the news: Retirement resolutions for the new year, how to stay disciplined with your money, and how your credit card could boost your retirement savings.

Which is Safer? Paypal Or A Credit Card
With cyber attacks on the rise, which payment method is safer?

5 Retirement Resolutions For 2015
How to keep your retirement plans on track.

4 Ways to Stay Disciplined With Your Money
Tips to help you stay the course.

How to Build Your Retirement Savings Using a Credit Card
Your credit card rewards could help fund your retirement.

How to Reduce Your 2014 Tax Bill By Over $1,000
Contributing to your IRA could boost your refund.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Chip cardToday’s top story: How to get rewarded for being responsible with your credit cards. Also in the news: The hidden costs of a new job, tips on how to avoid credit fraud, and how you should and shouldn’t pay for college.

3 Credit Cards That Reward You for Being Responsible
Paying on time has its benefits.

5 Hidden Costs of a New Job
That new salary could cost you.

5 Common-Sense Tips to Help Avoid Credit Card Fraud, ID Theft
Protect yourself.

Making smart choices when paying for college
Using your retirement savings isn’t one of them.

7 scams that just won’t die
Microsoft isn’t calling you.