Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: 3 options to save for your child’s college education. Also in the news: Yahoo and your credit cards, a personal finance checklist for 40-somethings, and how not to blow your pay raise.

3 Options to Save for Your Child’s College Education
A look at different savings plans.

Will Yahoo Breach Compromise Credit Cards? Probably Not
But you should still check your credit and change your passwords.

The 6-Point Personal Finance Checklist for 40-Somethings
It’s a great time to get your finances in order.

If you got a pay raise, here’s how not to blow it
Making the most of your pay increase.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

pokemon-goToday’s top story: Protecting your kids and your data while playing Pokemon GO. Also in the news: Bankruptcy means test, the hidden student loan cost no one talks about, and what to do when you’ve been dumped by your bank.

Pokémon Go: How to Keep Your Kids and Your Data Safe
Gotta catch ’em all!

The Bankruptcy Means Test: What It Is, Why It Matters
Determining your bankruptcy eligibility.

The Hidden Student Loan Cost No One Talks About
Introducing interest capitalization.

Help! My Bank Dumped Me
What to do when your bank breaks up with you.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

321562-data-breachesToday’s top story: The excuses that are keeping you from being debt-free. Also in the news: A major data breach at Time-Warner Cable, smart ways to spend your tax refund, and why most Americans couldn’t handle a surprise $500 bill.

5 Excuses Keeping You From Being Debt-Free
No more excuses.

If you’re a Time-Warner Cable customer, you should change your passwords immediately
The first big data breach of 2016.

9 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund
Some are unexpected.

Most Americans can’t handle a $500 surprise bill
Living on the financial edge.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

refinancingToday’s top story: The most affordable places to buy a home. Also in the news: Millions of T-Mobile customers have their data breached, five things you were never told about your home loan, and popular rules of thumb that can wreck your finances.

The Most Affordable Places to Buy a Home in America
Some of these may suprise you.

Millions of T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Experian Breach
What to do if T-Mobile is your carrier.

5 Things They Never Told You About Your Home Loan
Make sure you’re buying the right amount of house.

5 Popular Rules of Thumb That Can Wreck Your Finances
Time for a little mythbusting.

12 Things You Should Never Do With Your Money
Don’t even think about cashing your paycheck.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How some of your back-to-school expenses could be tax deductible. Also in the news: Paying taxes on free credit monitoring, money saving tips for when you’re earning minimum wage, and ten financial vocabulary terms you absolutely need to know.

Some Back-to-School Expenses Could Be Tax-Deductible
Back-to-school expenses could be a little less painful.

Data Breach Victims: Will You Have to Pay Taxes on Free Credit Monitoring?
Double the insult?

3 Money-Saving Tips When You’re Earning Minimum Wage
Making your money last longer.

10 financial vocabulary terms you should know
There will be a quiz!

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What you need to know about the huge US data breach. Also in the news: What lenders are looking for, checking in on your financial health, and making sure your extra student loan payments are going to the right place.

The Massive U.S. Government Hack: What You Need to Know
Four million current and former federal employees are at risk.

Lenders Look at More Than Just Your Credit Score
What lenders are looking for.

6 Telltale Signs You’re in Great Financial Health
Taking your financial temperature.

Make Sure Your Extra Student Loan Payment is Applied Correctly
Make sure it’s going to the principal, not the interest.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

retirement-savings3Today’s top story: How to choose the best credit card perk. Also in the news: Why you should avoid taking a retroactive Social Security benefit, what we can learn from the IRS data breach, and why putting off saving for retirement in order to be debt free could be dangerous.

Cash Back vs. Miles: Which Credit Card Perk Should I Choose?
Which perk gets you the most for your money.

Don’t Let Social Security Reduce Your Retirement Benefit By Making You Take Retroactive Benefits
Getting what you’ve worked for.

Are You ‘Over-Exposed’ Online? Lessons From IRS Hack
What we can learn from the latest data breach.

Don’t Put off Retirement Savings to Be Debt Free
Good intentions could backfire.

Essential Money Moves to Make in Your 40s
Retirement is closer than you’d think.

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

847_interestrates1Today’s top story: Why the Fed’s rate changes won’t immediately impact your loans. Also in the news:Why all credit checks aren’t created equal, how to avoid an IRS audit, and the four pillars of building wealth.

Why Fed Moves Won’t Hugely Affect Your Loans Anytime Soon
A slow creep instead of a dramatic jump.

Do All Credit Checks Hurt My Credit?
Not all credit checks are created equal.

How to avoid an IRS tax audit
Avoiding an unpleasant experience.

No Matter What, Building Wealth Always Comes Down to These Four Pillars
The four constants.

Target to Settle Data Breach for $10 Million
One of the largest breaches in retail history.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Five changes lawmakers have made to your taxes for 2015. Also in the news: Keeping your low-down-payment mortgage affordable, why using a Roth IRA to pay for college could work against you, and three reasons why you can’t stick to a budget.

5 Major Changes Lawmakers Made to Your Taxes
Getting ready for 2015.

How to Keep a Low-Down-Payment Mortgage Affordable
How to handle PMI.

Using a Roth IRA to Pay for College May Work Against You
Your child’s financial aid package could take a hit.

3 reasons why you just can’t stick to a budget
Besides being human.

Retailers’ data breaches could get ‘ugly’
More like ‘uglier’.