Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How driving could affect your credit. Also in the news: The five C’s of credit, what you shouldn’t do this Christmas, and what we can learn about personal finance from three holiday classics.

How Does Driving Affect Your Credit?
Unpaid tickets could wreck your credit score.

The 4 Judgments Every Lender Makes Based on Your Credit
Introducing the five C’s of credit.

Essential Personal Finance Lessons From Three Holiday Classics
Kevin McAllister, coupon king.

Ten financial don’ts this Christmas
Advice from the experts on what you shouldn’t do this Christmas.

Everything I’ve Learned About Personal Finance in 10 Sentences
Short and sweet advice.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on CaneToday’s top story: The warning signs of elder financial exploitation. Also in the news: Five harmless things that can hurt your credit, news apps to help college and financial aid searches, and what to do if you win the lottery.

Warning Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation
How to detect financial exploitation of our seniors.

5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Can Hurt Your Credit
How library fees and traffic tickets can ding your credit score.

20 new apps to help your college and financial aid search
Finding financial aid from your smart phone.

7 Painless Ways to Cut Expenses in Retirement
Ways to cut back without feeling the pinch.

Spending: What you need to know about winning a lottery
Someone has to win.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Flying Piggy BankHow your good credit can be a valuable ally, never paying full price ever again, and everything you ever wanted to know about the debt ceiling but were afraid to ask.

4 Times Good Credit Can Come to Your Rescue
Good credit can be your best friend during emergencies.

Splitting From Wife, Want Cash From Home
How to draw cash from a home where you’re soon-to-be ex is still there.

Haggling 101: Six ways to get a deal on anything
Paying full price is SO yesterday.

8 Hobbies That Can Fund Retirement
That old rock collection finally comes in handy.

10 simple things that finally explain the debt ceiling
Introducing the next big fight that could paralyze congress.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundHow to avoid wrecking your credit, using your credit card to support your pet causes, and the most underrated jobs in America.

5 Habits That Can Wreck Your Credit
Complacency is a credit killer.

5 Tips to Help 50-Somethings Make Ends Meet
These tips can also help ease the transition into retirement.

How to Pick a Socially Responsible Credit Card
How your credit card can benefit the causes you support.

3 Ways to Make Your References Most Effective
Getting the most from your former employers.

What are the most underrated jobs?
What do a librarian, EMT and accountant have in common?

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on CaneA September financial to-do list, the benefits of having multiple bank accounts, and why being cheap could make you more attractive to other people.

5 Credit Mistakes Older Americans Make
Paying attention to your credit is especially important as you get older.

The Financial Moves You Should Make in September
How to prepare for upcoming holiday expenses.

How Many Bank Accounts do you Need?
The pros and cons of multiple bank accounts.

Hands Off That 401(k)! 3 Reasons You Should Not Touch Your Retirement Savings
Why it’s a bad idea to disturb your nest egg.

Are frugal people more attractive?
Could being thrifty lead to romance?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailGetting a mortgage with bad credit, busting financial myths, and how to survive back-to-school shopping with your teenager.

How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit

Buying a home is still possible even with bad credit.

7 Personal Finance Myths That May Have Fooled You

Mythbusting, finance style.

5 Financial Decisions That Sound Smart But Are Really Dumb
What sounds good at that time could be bad in the long run.

How to Avoid New Bank Fees
Tips on avoiding the ever growing list of bank fees.

How to Handle Back-to-School Shopping With Teens
Back-to-school shopping with your teen doesn’t have to be a nightmare.