Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

images-2Today’s top story: NerdWallet’s 2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study. Also in the news: The best places in American for first-time homebuyers, why Christmas loans are the coal in your financial stocking, and the best free online courses to help with your finances.

2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study
Creeping back up.

Best Places in America for First-Time Homebuyers
Where you should be looking.

Christmas Loans: The Coal in Your Financial Stocking
Bah humbug.

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances
It doesn’t get better than free!

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.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Deciphering your free credit scores. Also in the news: How to keep your frequent flier miles from expiring, the terms first-time homebuyers need to know, and why you should pay with a credit card, not debit, when renting a car.

How to Make Sense of All of Your Free Credit Scores
Know your range.

How to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring
Don’t let your miles go to waste.

10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know
Knowing how to talk to lenders.

Pay for Car Rentals With Credit, Not Debit, to Keep Your Score Intact
How to avoid a hard inquiry on your credit report.

How to get your teens on the right retirement track
It’s never too early.