Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How to talk to your kids about money. Also in the news: Shrewd ways to use your tax refund for your future, how to survive an IRS audit, and tips for cancer patients who are worried about the cost of their care.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money
The sooner the better.

5 shrewd ways to use your tax refund for your future
Your retirement fund will thank you.

How to survive being audited by the IRS
Don’t panic.

7 tips for cancer patients worrying about the cost of their care
Minimizing the stress.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

check-credit-report-easilyToday’s top story: How to remove a dispute from your credit report. Also in the news: Retirement expenses you shouldn’t neglect, how to protect your identity during tax time, and simple things you can do to save on your healthcare costs.

How Do I Get a Dispute Off My Credit Report?
Taking matters into your own hands.

Commonly Overlooked Retirement Expenses
Don’t forget these when planning your retirement budget.

How to Protect Your Identity This Tax Season
Keeping your information safe.

5 Simple Ways to Save on Your Health Care Costs
Staying physically and financially healthy.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to save on your healthcare costs. Also in the news: Planning a successful retirement, how to handle new found wealth, and nine surprising stats on Social Security.

4 Ways to Save on Healthcare Costs
Preparing for January’s change in health care costs.

3 Phases of Successful Retirement Planning
Customizing your retirement planning based on your age.

Inheriting a Windfall: How to Handle Sudden Wealth
What to do once the shock wears off.

Nine surprising Social Security statistics
In 2012, 20% of the United States received Social Security.

Don’t Fall for these Credit, Gift Card Pitfalls and Gotchas
The importance difference between gift cards and pre-paid cards.