Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What retirement savers need to know about Trump’s action on the advisor rule. Also in the news: Using your emergency fund to pay off debt, breaking up with your bank, and what to do if the IRS breaks the rules.

What Trump’s Action on Advisor Rule Means for Retirement Savers
The fiduciary rule is now in question.

Emergency Funds: Should You Use Yours to Pay Down Debt?
Making a tough decision.

Sean Talks Money: Don’t Cling to a Bank You Don’t Love
Breaking up with your bank.

Know your rights if the IRS breaks the rules
Taxpayers have rights, too.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

phone-scammerToday’s top story: Protecting yourself from debt collection scams. Also in the news: Building a small emergency fund while living paycheck to paycheck, how Millennials can save for retirement, and how to stop wasting your frequent flier miles.

Spot Debt Collection Scams and Protect Your Money
Defending yourself from scams.

Saving $1,000 When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Building a small emergency fund.

Deck is stacked against Millennial savers: Here’s how to succeed
How to save and invest for retirement.

How to stop wasting your frequent flier miles
Don’t leave any miles unused.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

emergency-fund-1940x900_36282Today’s top story: Debunking emergency fund myths. Also in the news: How filing separately could give some couples a lower tax bill, the financial benefits of living with less, and how much down payment you should have to buy a home.

Debunking 5 Emergency Fund Myths
Separating fact from financial fiction.

Filing Separately Could Give Some Couples a Lower Tax Bill
Splitting up your tax returns could save you money.

The Financial Benefits of Living With Less
Downsizing your way out of debt.

How Much Down Payment Do You Need to Buy a Home?
How much do you really need?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: Smart things to do with your tax refund. Also in the news: New options for payday loan borrowers, how to build an emergency fund on a low income, and how to decide when to claim Social Security.

Smart Things To Do With Your Tax Refund
Putting your refund to good use.

A New Option for Payday Loan Borrowers
Borrowers in California and Texas may have better options.

Build Your Emergency Fund On a Low Income With a Simple Bill Tweak
A slight tweak in how you pay your bills could save the day.

3 fast facts that can help you decide when to claim Social Security
Making the best decision for your retirement.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

money-saving-militaryToday’s top story: Online financial information and resources for Veterans. Also in the news: Determining when to lock in your mortgage rate, what you’ll need to save for a down payment in America’s biggest cities, and why you need an emergency fund.

Online Financial Information and Resources for Veterans
Thank you for your service.

When Should I Lock In My Mortgage Rate?
How to determine the best lock in date.

Here’s How Much You Need To Save For A Down Payment In America’s Biggest Cities
Take a deep breath.

Why You Need an Emergency Fund
A single event could completely upend your finances.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Protecting yourself from identity theft. Also in the news: Unforeseen circumstances that could crush your retirement, what not to do when you pay off your mortgage, and the importance of an emergency fund.

Are You a Prime Target for Identity Theft?
How to protect yourself.

3 retirement-crushing unforeseen circumstancesWhen your retirement does go as planned.

Don’t Make This Mistake When You Pay Off Your Mortgage
It could end up costing you a lot of money.

1 in 3 Americans Does Not Have an Emergency Fund
Are you one of them?

Take Advantage of the “Direct Debit” Student Loan Discount
Every penny counts.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to wreck someone else’s credit. Also in the news: How much you need to save in case of an emergency, five tax resolutions for next April 15th, and ten steps to a smarter spending plan.

4 Ways You Can Wreck Somebody Else’s Credit
Not that you should, of course.

In Case Of Emergency, You Need To Save… How Much, Exactly?
Preparing for the unexpected.

Make These 5 Tax Resolutions For Next April 15
It’s never too early to start working on next year’s taxes.

10 Steps to a Smarter Spending Plan
Spend wisely.

6 Financial Items to Include on Your Spring Cleaning List
Tidying up your financial life.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

how_to_build_an_emergency_fundToday’s top story: Tax tips for military personnel. Also in the news: What to do when your credit card interest rate goes up, how to handle tax return fraud, and how to survive financially when you don’t have an emergency fund.

Top Tax Tips for Military Personnel
Military service comes with some unique tax breaks.

If Your Credit Card Interest Rate Takes a Hike, Take Stock
Look for a better offer.

Someone Filed a False Tax Return in Your Name. What Now?
Taking action quickly is vital.

5 Lifelines You Can Use If You Don’t Have an Emergency Fund
Grab a life preserver and hang on.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to live without credit cards. Also in the news: The sad state of American’s emergency funds, what the proposed net neutrality law could mean for your internet, and what you need to know about taxes if you work from home.

4 Tips for Living Without Credit Cards
How to get in touch with exactly what you’re spending.

The Sorry State of Emergency Funds in America
Three out of eight Americans are on the brink of financial disaster.

How Proposed Net Neutrality Law Could Affect You
The access you’ve been paying for could soon be regulated.

Five Things You Need to Know About Taxes If You Work from Home
Finding your wake through the work from home tax maze.