Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: NerdWallet’s best credit card tips for December. Also in the news: How to tell if a Roth 401(k) is for you, why postdating checks is a waste of time, and how many credit cards you should have.

NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for December 2016
Just in time for holiday spending.

How to Tell If a Roth 401(k) Is for You
Choosing the right retirement savings.

Postdating Checks Is a Waste of Time — Here’s Why
Not worth the risk.

How many credit cards should you have?
What’s the magic number?

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.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The best credit card tips for May. Also in the news: Tips to weather the financial storm of a layoff, what the new FICO score means for you, and carryovers to remember when doing your 2016 tax planning.

NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for May 2016
Time for some spring credit cleaning.

Laid Off? 3 Tips to Weather the Fiscal Storm
Don’t panic.

How to save $1,000 each month, and what the new FICO score means for you
FICO changes are afoot.

5 carryovers to remember when doing 2016 tax planning
It’s never too early to start planning next year’s taxes.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Pile of Credit CardsToday’s top story: The best credit card tips for March. Also in the news: Two smart paths for student loan borrowers, a 401(k) mistake to avoid, and how to get a tax deduction for supporting your child’s school.

NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for March 2016
Head into spring by maximizing your rewards.

The Road to Being Debt-Free: Two Smart Paths for Student Loan Borrowers
Income-driven repayment plans could make your life much easier.

You could be making this 401(k) mistake
Don’t cheat yourself out of money.

How To Get A Tax Deduction For Supporting Your Child’s School
Those routine school donations can go a long way.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

321562-data-breachesToday’s top story: Health insurer CareFirst is hit with a massive data breach. Also in the news: How to dive into the investment pool, when you shouldn’t use a credit card, and identity theft facts that will terrify you.

1.1 Million User Records Stolen From Health Insurer CareFirst
Another day, another data breach.

5 Tips First-Time Investors Need to Know
Jumping into the investment pool.

3 Times You Shouldn’t Use a Credit Card
Using your card wisely.

Are you susceptible to a ‘cracking card’ scam?
How to safeguard your cards.

5 Identity Theft Facts That Will Terrify You
Fear can be a good thing.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to calculate your retirement number. Also in the news: Hilton HHonors program suffers a data breach, the biggest mistakes people make when saving for retirement, and a beginner’s guide to taxes for newly married couples.

3 Ways to Calculate Your Retirement Number
Determining how much you need to retire.

Newest Target for Data Thieves: Your Hilton HHonors Points
Thieves are selling HHonors points on the dark market.

The 6 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Saving for Retirement
Realistic goals are key.

A Beginner’s Guide to Taxes When You’re Married
It’s a whole different world.

5 Habits of Highly Effective Credit Card Users
Learning from the pros.