Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 financial goals to set in 2017. Also in the news: What you should do with rising home equity credit rates, simple tasks to prepare you for tax season, and 7 ways to prepare for an unpaid maternity leave.

5 Financial Goals to Set in 2017
Short-term and long-term.

Home Equity Line of Credit Rates to Rise; What Should You Do?
Assessing your options.

These Simple Tasks Prepare You for Tax Season
Getting your documents in order.

7 Ways to Prepare for an Unpaid Maternity Leave
Creating a less stressful maternity leave.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

1436536219414Today’s top story: Time to give your financial goals a midyear checkup. Also in the news: The statute of limitations on debt, how to save on child care, and financial concepts to teach your teen.

Give Your Financial Goals a Midyear Checkup
Checking your progress.

The Difference Between a Debt’s “Statute of Limitations” and Your Credit History
The debts that will not die.

7 Ways to Save on Child Care
Saving where you can.

5 Financial Concepts To Teach Your Teen Before High School Graduation
Get them on the right path before they leave for college.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

siblingsToday’s top story: How your taxes have changed if you’re recently divorced. Also in the news: What every LGBT taxpayer needs to know, financial goals every GenXer should have, and five tools to get your budget in order.

Here’s How Your Taxes Changed If You Just Got Divorced
It’s a different tax world.

Every LGBT Taxpayer Needs to Read This
Marriage equality hasn’t made filing taxes any easier.

7 Financial Goals Every GenXer Should Have
Welcome to middle age!

5 tools to get your budget in order
And how to stick to it.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Also in the news: Financial goals for new millennial parents, money mistakes that could derail your retirement, and money moves to make before your 40th birthday.

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings
Potentially disastrous in more ways than one.

3 Financial Goals for New Millennial Parents
It’s all about the budget.

7 Bad Decisions You Could Make in Your 30s and 40s to Derail Your Retirement
Long term reprecussions.

Money Steps to Take Before Your 40th Birthday
Retirement will be here sooner than you think.

‘Ladders’ Help You Build a Flexible Personal Finance Plan
Rung by rung.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

mortgage2Today’s top story: How to shave years off of your mortgage. Also in the news: When refinancing your student loans is a bad idea, how to reach your financial goals by using the car pedal system, and why it’s time to prepare for the robo 401(k).

How to Shave Years Off a 30-Year Mortgage
How to pay off your mortgage faster by using your lender’s money.

4 Times Refinancing Student Loans Can Be A Costly Mistake
Things to consider before refinancing.

Reach Your Financial Goals With the “Gas or Brake” Test for Money Decisions
Which pedal will you hit?

Ready for the Robo-401(k)?
Get ready for 401(k) automation.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

downloadToday’s top story: How to find free help for your credit problems. Also in the news: The “Ostrich Effect,” the financial benefits of short-term thinking, and how to Voice Mail Hell.

6 Places to Get Free Help With Your Credit Problem
You don’t have to go it alone.

Beware the “Ostrich Effect” When It Comes to Your Financial Health
No burying your head in the sand.

Want To Meet Your Financial Goals Faster? Why You Should Start Thinking In Days — Not Years
Short-term thinking can get you there quicker.

Time Is Money — and This Website Can Save You Some
How to escape Voice Mail Hell.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

605x340xdollar-bills-2015-Dollarphotoclub_67129525.jpg.pagespeed.ic.0DZosyt27WToday’s top story: 3 financial changes you need to know about for 2015. Also in the news: What not to do if you inherit money, how to cash in on uncommon tax breaks, and how visualization can help you manage your finances.

3 Changes That Could Affect Your Financial Life in 2015
Changes to Social Security and retirement savings are on the way.

5 Things Not to Do If You Inherit Money
Don’t quit your day job.

Cash in on uncommon charitable tax breaks
Deductions you may not know about.

How Motivational Images Can Boost Your Finances
Using visualization can keep you in check.

Create Your Budget with Long-Term Life Goals in Mind
Focus on the bigger picture.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Hackers steal close to five million hospital records. Also in the news: When to get your student a credit card, why a mini-retirement could restart your career, and the three powers of attorney everyone needs.

Hospitals Say Hackers Stole Records of 4.5 Million Patients
Community Health Systems operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

Getting Your Student a Credit Card
Testing their personal responsibility.

Why a Mini-Retirement May Rejuvenate Your Career
And save you money at the same time.

Three Powers of Attorney Everyone Needs
The essentials for protecting yourself.

How Do You Stay Motivated With Your Financial Goals?
Keeping your eyes on the prize.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to protect yourself during online transactions. Also in the news: Finding financial help when you’re not wealthy, saving money at the gas pump, and how to tell if your financial dreams are based in reality.

4 Tips for Secure Online Transactions
Protecting yourself while shopping online.

How to Find a Financial Advisor If You’re Not Rich
You don’t need to be loaded in order to get advice.

3 Secrets to Saving Money at the Pump
Following these tips could save you almost $500 a year.

Financial Goals: How To Tell If Yours Are Truly Realistic
Keeping your head out of the clouds.