Thursday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How to tackle your financial demons this Halloween. Also in the news: What to keep an eye on during open enrollment, what next year’s cost of living increase will be, and why your tax refund check could be later than usual.

5 Financial Fears to Confront and Conquer This Halloween
Time to put your tough guy mask on.

What to watch for during open enrollment
Keep an eye out for plan changes.

Social Security benefits get another tiny raise
An average of $20.00 per recipient.

IRS Chief Warns of Possible Tax-Refund Delays
Your refund may be a bit late this year.

How Chess Players Can Win at Personal Finance
Thinking several moves ahead.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

AA-hommeToday’s top story: How to discover what personal finance nerds know. Also in the news: How to get a judgment off of your credit report, the high cost of college tuition convenience fees, and what’s really behind all of your financial fears.

10 Things Only Personal Finance Nerds Would Understand
We could all stand to be a little nerdy when it comes to personal finance.

How to Get a Judgment off Your Credit Report
Difficult but not impossible.

Is Convenience When Paying Your Tuition Worth a 2.62% Fee?
Not when it could add up to over $1000 a year.

Common Money Fears and How to Get Over Them
What’s really behind those nagging financial fears?

Five apps to help you organize your personal finances
Something to do on your phone that isn’t Candy Crush.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Tackling your financial fears. Also in the news: How to trust your financial advisor, curbing holiday spending, and how to sell your haunted house.

Fear of Finance: 5 Tips to Make Dealing With Money Less Scary
It’s time to face your fears head-on.

How Do I Know I Can Trust My Financial Advisor?
Trust is key.

Wellness quantified: These 6 healthy habits will save you money
Nurturing your wallet can be as important as nurturing your body.

3 Ways to Curb Pre-Holiday Money Stress
These tips could help you actually enjoy the holidays.

Real Haunted Houses: What Owners Need to Know
How to sell your house and the spirits hanging out in the attic.