Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Understanding your credit reports. Also in the news: Sticking to your financial resolutions, the pros and cons of money apps, and confessing your deep, dark money secrets to your financial advisor. Offering Advice

How to Read Your Credit Reports
How to make sure you’re finding any and all errors.

The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions
Steeling your resolve and avoiding money traps.

Are Apps Helping or Hurting Your Finances?
Could your savings apps cause you to spend more money instead of less?

3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor
They’ve seen and heard it all.

5 Tips for Preparing for 2014 Taxes
Time to start getting your paperwork in order.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Should real estate be a part of your retirement plan? Also in the news: How to avoid resetting the mortgage clock, finding the right financial advisor, and how to manage erratic prescription drug costs. Offering Advice

How Real Estate Fits Into Your Retirement
The risks and rewards of including real estate in your retirement plan.

How to Refinance Without Resetting the Mortgage Clock
Don’t turn the clock back 30 years.

5 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor
Making sure you find the right person to serve your financial interests.

The Zig-Zag Pricing of Prescription Drugs
What to do with erratic prescription costs.

Are credit cards more expensive now?
How did the CARD Act affect what’s in your wallet?

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Credit Check 1Today’s top story: How to avoid the worst credit cards of 2013. Also in the news: A new debt collection law, five things you should ask your financial advisor, and three investing mistakes retirees must avoid at all costs.

How To Avoid The Worst Credit Cards Of 2013
Easy credit can come at a gigantic price.

A New Debt Collection Law: What It Means for You
If you live in California, debt collection just became more consumer friendly.

5 Things You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor
Determining if your financial advisor is a good fit for your situation.

3 Investing Mistakes Retirees Must Avoid At All Costs
What to do in order to protect your lifelong earnings.

How social media ruin insurance claims
Not everything requires a status update.