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.