Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What to do when debt collectors harass you for someone else’s money. Also in the news: Online tools to help manage your money, what the new FICO 9 credit score could mean for those about to apply for mortgages, and seven ways you’re misusing your credit cards.

Help! I’m Getting Debt Collection Calls for Someone Else
How to convince relentless debt collectors you’re not the person they’re looking for.

4 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in the 21st Century
There’s an app for that.

What FICO’s New Credit Score Formula Means for Home Buyers
The new FICO 9 could change your mortgage prospects.

7 ways you’re using your credit card wrong
Some of them may surprise you.

More seniors on hook for student loans
Over 700,000 families headed by someone 65 or older still carry student debt.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

130709154122-overdue-bill-debt-collection-620xaToday’s top story: Learn how to fight back against debt collectors. Also in the news: Finding the perfect retirement location, protecting your 401(k) from a market drop, and the best American cities to raise your family in.

How One Man Learned to Fight Back Against Debt Collectors
Don’t be afraid to push back.

How to pick the perfect retirement location
Getting the most for your retirement savings.

Here’s How to Protect Your 401(k) from the Next Big Market Drop
Avoiding damage from the next big downturn.

The Best Cities For Working Parents
Choosing the best place to raise your family.

Which States Give You More for Your Money?
A hundred dollars isn’t always worth a hundred dollars.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: Four ways to help teach you kids about finances. Also in the news: The best jobs for the future, how to not let debt collectors ruin your life, and how to save money on the summer’s big music festivals.

4 Analogies That Help Teach Children About Finance
Making a complicated subject easier to understand.

Best jobs for the future
Time for a career change?

Don’t Let Debt Collectors Ruin Your Life
Being in debt is stressful enough.

5 Ways to Attend Summer Music Festivals on the Cheap
More money for t-shirts!

Maximize Your Grocery Budget With the Inverted Pyramid Method
It’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship
Yes, you read that correctly.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Preparing to deal with debt collectors. Also in the news: Getting financial help while caring for elderly parents, why parents’ personal finance decisions are changing, and how to avoid being scammed by the wolves of Wall Street. Hope

What to Do Before Debt Collectors Call
Have your numbers in order.

Retirement: Get financial help for caring for parents
Getting help for the help you’re giving.

Is a Joint Bank Account the Secret to a Happy Marriage?
It’s all about transparency.

Personal Finance Decisions Parents Are Changing in 2014
Saving money to avoid student loan debt.

5 Tips to Avoid a Real “Wolf of Wall Street”
Never give your savings to a guy named “Wolfie”.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A guide to dealing with debt collectors. Also in the news: Steps you can take to avoid tax identity theft, the advantages of a 30-year mortgage, and what to do when a relative hits you up for money. Tax return check

The Ultimate Guide to Debt Collectors
How to handle some of the world’s least favorite people.

4 Steps to Avoid Tax Identity Theft
Keep a close eye on your paperwork.

Why a 30-Year Mortgage Might Be Your Best Bet
The flexibility of a 30-Year could come in handy.

How to manage family asking to borrow money
What to do when Cousin Eddie hits you up for cash.

Your Social Security Benefit in 4 Easy Slides
Understanding your Social Security benefits.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

credit card detailed 1Getting along with debt collectors, saving big on life insurance, and what to take into consideration as your work towards retirement.

6 Important Things You Need to Know About Debt Collectors
Working with debt collectors doesn’t have to be a miserable situation.

5 Smart Ways to Save Big on Life Insurance
Getting the most bang for your life insurance bucks.

First Credit Card? Six Tips for College Students
Avoiding the temptations that come with your first credit card.

How to Spot Hidden 401(k) Fees
Discovering the hidden fees lurking below the surface of your 401(K).

5 Irrational Retirement Decisions
How to avoid decisions that work against your own best interests.

10 Keys To Retirement’s Holy Grail
The top 10 things to consider as you look towards retirement.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Detroit stationDebt collectors are spying on creditors through social media, what consumers can learn from Detroit, and is it time to become the boss?

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?
That friend request you just accepted might not be someone interested in playing Candy Crush with you.

3 Personal Finance Lessons Learned From Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Control your debt before it takes control you.

6 Ways to Prepare for Unexpected Financial Events
Expecting the unexpected could be the thing that pulls you through.

5 Basic Money Errors Retirees Make
From giving away money to relatives, to not keeping a budget, these mistakes can tarnish your golden years.

Making the Jump to Self-Employment
Are you ready to become your own boss?