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’.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The United States Postal Service is the latest victim of a data breach. Also in the news: The most common money mistakes made by people of all ages, your best defense against credit card fraud, and why retirement isn’t what it used to be.

US Postal Service Suffers Data Breach
Here we go again.

The Most Common Money Mistakes People Make at Every Age
What you can do to avoid them.

3-Pronged Plan Is Your Best Defense from Credit Card Fraud
Keeping data thieves at bay.

Why Retirement Ain’t What It Used to Be
The days of 65 and a gold watch are a thing of the past.

Should You Use Your Savings to Pay Off Debt?
The big dilemma.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

321562-data-breachesToday’s top story: Yet another data breach hits a major retailer. Also in the news: Five costly Social Security mistakes, which tax breaks will be making a comeback in 2015, and why you should still save money even if you’re in debt.

The Kmart Data Breach: What You Need to Do
Here we go again.

Five Costly Social Security Mistakes
Avoid these at all costs.

Will Your Favorite Tax Break Be Restored?
The clock is ticking on restoration for 2015.

Why You Should Still Save When in Debt
Emergency funds are essential no matter how much you owe.

Tips for Giving Money to Needy Family Members
Making the difficult decision to say yes or no.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

-Autumn-autumn-32497070-800-600Today’s top story: The best money moves you can make for the end of the year. Also in the news: How to protect yourself from the next massive security flaw, hackers hit one of the country’s largest grocery store chains, and how to manage your finances when faced with cancer.

The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry About: Bash
Time to check your router.

The Best Money Moves for Autumn
Preparing your budget for the end of the year.

Another card system hack at Supervalu, Albertsons
Keep an eye on your accounts if you’ve shopped at these store.

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
What you can do when facing a serious diagnosis.

How Financially Secure Are You?
Could you survive an unexpected emergency?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Home Depot is latest retailer to suffer a major data breach. Also in the news: How to organize your finances based on your personality type, which banks are the best and the worst with checking account fees, and three tips that could help you pay off your mortgage early.

Home Depot Data Breach: What to Do If You’ve Shopped There Recently
The latest big name target of credit data theft.

Four Ways to Organize Your Money Based on Your Personality
The best organization strategies based on your personality.

The Best and Worst Banks, Based on Checking Account Fees
Some of these fees will astound you.

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
Even a year early can make a big difference.

3 Types of Insurance You Need – And 3 You Don’t
Choose wisely.

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.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The wrong way to boost your credit score. Also in the news: Target’s data breach spreads to big hotels, how to make a tax lien disappear, and better, more responsible ways to use credit cards. images (1)

The Wrong Ways to Boost Your Credit Score
What not to do in pursuit of a better score.

Latest Known Credit Card Data Breaches Target Big Hotels
If you’ve stated at the Sheraton, Marriott, or Holiday Inn, pay close attention to your bank statement.

How to Make a Tax Lien Disappear
How to handle on of the worst things to appear on your credit report.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Responsible Way to Use Credit Cards
Credit cards are not the enemy.

10 Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings
It’s time to build a better nest egg.