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.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Introducing the new FICO score. Also in the news: What you need to know before car shopping, the best credit cards for earning rewards, and tips on how to supercharge your savings.

The New FICO Score: Better for Debtors?
Medical collection debt will no longer count against your score.

3 Tricks Car Salesmen Use that Everyone Should Know How to Handle
Don’t be caught off guard while car shopping.

The Best Credit Cards for Earning Rewards
Getting the most bang for your buck.

10 Tips To Supercharge Your Savings
Giving your savings a much needed boost.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: six steps to building a bullet proof retirement portfolio. Also in the news: what your everyday expenses actually cost you, what you shouldn’t buy at a dollar store, and how to use Pinterest to map out your budget.

6 steps to a bulletproof retirement portfolio
How to get the ball rolling.

Take Control of Your Spending: What Everyday Expenses Actually Cost
You’ll be surprised by what you’re really spending.

5 things not to buy at dollar stores
In honor of Dollar Tree purchasing Family Dollar, find out which products aren’t worth the low price.

5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Budget
The social media time vacuum could help you save money.

5 Times Credit Card Rewards Aren’t Worth It

Monday’s need-to-know money news

power cord and us dollar, concept of expensive energy billToday’s top story: How to keep your energy costs down during summer’s hottest weeks. Also in the news: Why paying rent with a credit card could be a good thing, five signs of a financially needy friend, and lifehacks that’ll help you save money.

6 Ways to Beat the Heat Without Making Your Wallet Sweat
Staying cool and thrifty as the dog days of summer approach.

Paying rent with a credit card can make sense
Being rewarded for paying one of the essentials.

Time to Cut Them Off: 5 Signs You Have a Financially Needy Friend
Knowing when to say when.

Top 10 Mind Hacks To Help You Save More Money
Changing old habits and creating new ones.
12 personal finance moves you should make by 30
Tick-tock.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Some surprising ways that identity theft can hurt you. Also in the news: How your credit card rewards can help pay for your vacation, ways to earn extra money at home, and the complicated tax rules of alimony.

9 Surprising Ways Identity Theft Can Hurt You
Job hunting just got more complicated.

Take a Vacation on Your Credit Card Rewards
Letting your points help you pack.

6 Ways to Earn Money Without Leaving the House
Earn money and help the environment at the same time.

The Tax Rules of Alimony
When “happily ever after” isn’t.

P.F. Chang’s Confirms Some Customer Credit Card Info Was Compromised In A Security Breach
The latest high profile customer data breach.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to get the most from your credit card rewards program. Also in the news: What to consider before moving, when to work with a financial adviser, and why low interest rates on student loans are becoming a thing of past.

Maximizing Credit Card Rewards: 5 Ways to Earn Big
Making your credit card work for you.

What Every Retiree Should Consider Before a Move
Consider these before buying boxes and duct tape.

Personal Financial Planning: Do It Yourself or Go With a Pro?
Is it time to bring in the big guns?

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates Heading Up
The days of low interest rates are a thing of the past.

How Much Does a $20K Car Loan Really Cost You?
Buckle up.