Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

stack-of-billsToday’s top story: Trump’s student loan repayment play vs. Obama’s REPAYE. Also in the news: What to do if you’re rejected for a checking account, how divorce can affect your credit score, and how easing your financial stress could help you live longer.

Trump’s Student Loan Repayment Plan vs. Obama’s REPAYE
Understanding the differences.

Can’t Get a Checking Account? Don’t Give Up, Get Moving
Doing the repair work.

3 Ways Divorce Can Affect Your Credit Score
Be prepared.

Don’t Let Money Worries Shorten Your Life
Easing your financial stress could help you live longer.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

refinancingToday’s top story: How to find and finance bank-owned properties. Also in the news: Tips for handling holiday financial stress, how to have the money talk with your parents, and what to do when financial aid and scholarships don’t fully cover course fees.

How to find and finance bank-owned properties
It’s easier than you might think.

5 tips for handling holiday financial stress
Don’t let stress ruin the holidays.

How to have the ‘money talk’ with your parents
Tackling a difficult subject.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Don’t Always Cover Course Fees
Making sure you can cover your costs.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

FICO-score-calculation-300x281Today’s top story: Applying for the wrong credit cards can make bad credit worse. Also in the news: Store reward programs worthwhileness, preschoolers and personal finance, and the #1 cause of financial stress in your state.

Applying for the Wrong Credit Cards Can Just Make Bad Credit Worse
Be selective.

Are Store Rewards Programs Worthwhile?
Only if you’ll actually use the benefits.

Should Preschoolers Be Taught Personal Finance?
It’s never too early to start.

This is the No. 1 cause of financial stress in your state
Odds are pretty good your state is worried about debt.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Beware of new estate planning laws. Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail Reducing your financial stress, what you need to know before buying your first home, and five credit card hacks that can save you money.

Your estate plan: Be aware of new laws
Introducing portability.

3 Ways You Can Reduce or Remove Your Financial Stress
Prioritizing what’s important.

3 Things to Know Before You Buy Your 1st Home
Time for a reality check.

5 Credit Card Hacks That Can Save You Money
The good kind of “hacks”, of course.

10 Money Mistakes a Financial Planner Can Find in 10 Minutes
Learning from the pros.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

321562-data-breachesToday’s top story: Starbucks is the latest hacker’s delight. Also in the news: Getting control over your spending, advice that could ruin your retirement, and money fears that could sabotage your net worth.

Reports: Hackers Targeting Starbucks Mobile Users
How to protect your caffeine fix.

3 Tips for Getting Control Over Your Spending
Reining it in.

This Popular Financial Advice Could Ruin Your Retirement
Why dying broke is a bad idea.

6 Fear-Driven Money Moves That Sabotage Your Net Worth
Coping with financial anxiety.

5 Ways to Mitigate the Financial Downside of a Disability
Reducing money stress.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

RelationshipThe craziness of prescription drug pricing, how financial stress can tax your mind, and why that friend you play Candy Crush with could be ruining your credit score.

$37 to $162: The Strange World of Birth Control Pill Prices
How to shop wisely for your prescriptions.

5 Subscriptions You Could Be Paying Less For
Surprising ways to save money on the services you use every day.

Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet
Worrying about bills could cost you a few IQ points.

Facebook friends could change your credit score
It might be time for a friend list culling.

4 Credit Moves to Finish Your Summer on a High Note
Ending the summer with a financial bang.