Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Identity theft risks for holiday shoppers. Also in the news: 5 guidelines for happier holiday tipping, what to buy (and skip) in December, and how to balance your short-term and long-term financial goals.

Holiday Shoppers, Beware of These 3 Identity Theft Risks
Protect yourself.

5 Guidelines for Happier Holiday Tipping
Saying thanks.

What to Buy (and Skip) in December
Hold off on that TV.

How to Balance Your Short- and Long-Term Financial Goals
Your short-term goals should feed your long-term goals.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Identity theft risks for holiday shoppers. Also in the news: What to buy and skip in December, paying down student debt on a nonprofit salary, and how to make the most of the child tax credit this year.

Holiday Shoppers, Beware of These 3 Identity Theft Risks
Watch out for grinches.

What to Buy (and Skip) in December
Hold off on jewelry.

Debt Diary: Paying Down $19K in Student Debt on a Nonprofit Salary
One man’s journey.

How to make the most of the child tax credit this year
A look at the changes.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Employee loans as alternatives to payday loans. Also in the news: 3 savings strategies for holiday shoppers, the best Black Friday deals, and many people are still paying off last year’s holiday debt.

Short on Cash? Employee Loans Are Alternatives to Payday Loans
78% of working Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck.

Outsmart Other Holiday Shoppers With These 3 Saving Strategies
Your phone is your ally.

Best Black Friday Deals for 2018
Holiday strategies.

It’s the holidays already? Many are still paying off credit card debt racked up last year
It’s ok to use credit cards, but they need to be paid off promptly.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why you should hit the stores on the day after Christmas. Also in the news: Online colleges, tips to help you choose the right credit card, and how much you actually save when you write something off on your taxes.

Why You Should Hit the Store on the Day After Christmas
Putting those gift cards to good use.

Is Online College for You? Answer 5 Questions to Find Out
Weighing the pros and cons.

7 Tips That Will Help You Choose The Right Credit Card
Be selective.

How Much You Actually Save When You Write Something Off on Your Taxes
Calculating your savings.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

interest-rates-300x225Today’s top story: 7 questions and answers about the fed rate hike. Also in the news: How to avoid the Social Security tax bubble, how the fed rate hike could affect your student loans, and how not to be tricked by retailers’ “regular prices.”

Fed Rate Hike: 7 Questions (and Answers)
What you need to know.

How to Avoid the Social Security ‘Tax Bubble’
Know how and when Social Security benefits are taxed.

Fed Rate Hike: What It Means for Student Loans
How your loans might be affected.

Don’t Be Tricked by Retailers’ Unreal Regular Prices
Don’t fall for the bait-and-switch.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to make successful financial resolutions in 2017. Also in the news: 5 insurance coverage gaps that could cost you, what to know before giving and accepting money from relatives, and 10 psychological retail tricks that make you spend more money.

How to Make Successful Resolutions in 2017
Stick with it.

Insurance Blind Spots: 5 Coverage Gaps That Could Cost You
Making sure you’re covered.

What to Know Before Giving and Accepting Money From Relatives
Know what you’re getting into.

10 psychological retail tricks that make you spend more money
Don’t fall for them.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: 5 browser extensions to save you money and time. Also in the news: The pros and cons of store cards, what effect Donald Trump will have on student loans, and the best and worst gift cards to buy this year.

5 Browser Extensions to Save You Money and Time
Making your browser work for you.

Store Credit Card Applications Surge During the Holidays — But Should You Get One?
The pros and cons.

Ask Brianna: Will Trump Hurt or Help My Student Debt?
What loan holders should expect.

The Best and Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Year, Based on Discounts and Popularity
Get the most bang for your buck.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The pros and cons of e-gift cards. Also in the news: Why you’re likely to pay more for auto insurance in 2016, why couples should tackle estate planning now, and a guide to holiday tipping.

Are E-Gift Cards Safe? Here’s What to Know
Making holiday shopping easier.

Here’s Why Your Auto Insurance Will Likely Cost More Next Year
Get ready for higher rates.

5 Ways Couples Can Tackle Estate Planning Now
Don’t put it off.

How Big a Tip to Give for the Holidays
Who should get what.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

635515781002297417-D12-PRIMES-GRINCH-30-3881065Today’s top story: An identity theft checklist for the holidays. Also in the news: How to save for retirement while paying off student loans, defending yourself against financial bullies, and 25 ways to improve your finances in 2016.

Your Holiday Identity Theft Checklist
Beware the identity theft Grinch.

5 Ways To Save For Retirement While Paying Off Your Student Loans
It’s not impossible.

5 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Financial Bullies
Stand your ground.

25 Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2016
Every bit helps.

Want better holiday deals? Try haggling
It can’t hurt!