Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: Investing your tax refund so it feels like splurging. Also in the news: IRS scams to avoid, financial mistakes to watch out for, and being frugal without wasting your time.

How to Invest Your Tax Refund So It Feels Like Splurging
Long term rewards.

Don’t Fall for These IRS Scams
With tax season comes scam season.

3 Big Financial Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make
Avoiding these pitfalls.

How to Be Frugal Without Wasting Your Time
Making the most of your time AND money.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

debt collectorsToday’s top story: Getting debt collectors off of your credit report is about to get easier. Also in the news: How to change a bad spending habit, the worst financial mistakes you can make during a divorce, and the worst markets in America to buy a home.

Why Kicking Debt Collectors Off of Your Credit Report Just Got Easier
Changes are coming to your credit report.

To Change a Spending Habit, Focus on Cause and Effect
Tiny changes could make a big difference.

3 Worst Financial Mistakes You Can Make in a Divorce
How to protect your best interests.

The 10 Worst Markets in America to Buy a Home Right Now
Where you buy matters.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to manage your credit cards while traveling abroad. Also in the news: The biggest financial mistakes each generation makes, tax mistakes you need to avoid, and how to protect your bank account from being looted by cyber criminals.

5 Credit Card Tips for Traveling Abroad
Don’t get hit with heavy fees.

3 biggest financial mistakes made by each generation
Which one is yours?

9 Tax Mistakes You Should Never Make
Simple errors that could end up costing a lot.

5 Ways to Keep Your Bank Account From Being Looted
Protecting your money.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundObamacare’s effectiveness, getting paid what you’re worth, and avoiding the embarrassment of a credit card denial.

Cutting Through the Rhetoric: Does Obamacare Work?
Yes, if you’re patient.

10 reasons your retirement plan won’t cut it
And how to fix them quickly.

7 Steps to Smart Salary Negotiation
How to get paid what you’re worth.

Financial mistakes young investors should avoid
Don’t let your enthusiasm ruin your portfolio.

Why Was My Credit Card Declined? 4 Common Reasons
Avoiding embarrassment in the checkout aisle.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundSurviving unemployment, the pros and cons of taking a personal loan to pay off credit card debt, and where your state ranks on the list of America’s most debt-free.

How to survive a job loss
Tips on how to get through one of life’s most difficult times.

Use Personal Loan to Cut Credit Card Debt?
Is trading one debt for another a smart idea?

4 signs of financial immaturity in teens
Could your teen already be on the road to financial ruin?

6 Financial Mistakes We Don’t Make Anymore (and 2 We Still Do)
What financial mistakes are we still making in the “new normal”?

The Most Debt-Free States in America
This list may surprise you.