Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Helping after a disaster: will your insurance protect you? Also in the news: How to prevent credit card photo-bombs on your social media, Millennials are falling for young stocks, and how to lift or cancel a credit freeze.

Helping After a Disaster: Will Your Insurance Protect You?
What you need to know.

Prevent Credit Card Photo-Bombs on Your Social Media
Don’t overshare.

Millennials Are Falling for Young Stocks. Will It End in Tears?
Picking trendy stocks?

How to Lift or Cancel a Credit Freeze
Important info post-Equifax breach.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

House With Tree DamageDealing with debt collectors, surviving natural disasters, and getting the best deals on car insurance.

How to Figure Out Who Your Debt Collector Is
Know who’s behind the incessant phone calls.

If Your Finances Feel ‘Complex,’ It’s Probably a Bad Sign
If sorting through your finances requires a Ph.D, chances are you’re in deep trouble.

4 New Online Money Management Tools Worth A Try
New tools that can make your financial management time more productive.

What you need to know about applying for FEMA disaster assistance
As natural disasters spread across the United States, FEMA is prepared to help.

Do You Have the Right Car Insurance?
Don’t miss out on the best deal for you vehicle.

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?

Friday’s need-to-know money news

House With Tree DamageHow to prepare for a disaster, avoid the financial pitfalls that come with a speeding ticket and how to get the latest iDevice without destroying your family budget.

How to Plan for Any Disaster
Preparing for the unexpected.

Do Employer Credit Checks Damage Credit Scores?
Understanding employer’s right to access your credit information.

5 Tickets That Will Ruin Your Insurance
Slow down to avoid paying extra.

5 Frugal Summer Activities to Beat the Heat

Staying cool doesn’t have to melt your wallet.

Don’t Let Gadgets Devour the Family Budget
Sometimes the latest isn’t the greatest.