Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Feds, 11 states crack down on student loan scams. Also in the news: Adding a loan to your shopping cart, 5 top benefits of a Roth IRA, and setting your holiday spending budget in October.

Feds, 11 States Crack Down on Student Loan Scams
Cracking down.

Should You Add a Loan to Your Shopping Cart?
A new option at the register.

5 Top Benefits of a Roth IRA
What you should know.

Get Christmas budget set for holiday spending in October
The holidays will be here before you know it.

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.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

smartphones_financeToday’s top story: A good retirement savings option for the self-employed. Also in the news: Jobs that could mark you as a risk for late payments, what to ask before giving a cell phone as a gift, and the financial perks of not celebrating Christmas.

A Good Retirement Savings Option for the Self-Employed
Consider a Solo 401(k).

Study: These Jobs Could Mark You as a Risk for Late Payments on Personal Loans
Is yours on the list?

Ask These Questions Before Giving a Cell Phone This Season
What you need to know before making a purchase.

The Financial Perks of Not Celebrating Christmas
The upside to being The Grinch.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Holiday-tipping-in-tough-times-7FKMMIM-x-largeToday’s top story: For international travel, MasterCard has a slight edge on Visa. Also in the news: How to build a multi-million dollar retirement fund, 10 ways to end 2016 on a financial high note, and 8 ways to keep a leash on your holiday spending.

For International Travel, MasterCard Has Slight Edge on Visa
Which card has the best rates?

How to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Retirement Fund
Step-by-step.

10 Ways to End 2016 on a Financial High Note
Ending the year strong.

8 Ways To Keep A Leash On Holiday Spending
Don’t go overboard.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

common-retirement-mistakesToday’s top story: How to make the 10 years before retirement count. Also in the news: Tips on reining in holiday spending, which generation has the best credit score, and which insurance most car renters can say no to.

5 Ways to Make the 10 Years Before Retirement Count
Fattening your nest egg.

5 Frugality Pros Help You Rein In Holiday Spending
Avoiding the after-holidays sticker shock.

Average U.S. Credit Score Rises; ‘Silent Generation’ Wins Bragging Rights
The older you are, the better your score likely is.

Which insurance most car renters can just say no to
Deciding which insurance you need.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: How to keep your tax refund safe. Also in the news: How to achieve financial fitness, building your gift-buying budget, and how to be smart about holiday spending.

The Simple Way to Keep Your Tax Refund Safe
Protecting what’s yours.

5 Money-Saving Exercises to Achieve Financial Fitness
Getting your wallet in shape.

How to Build Your Gift-Buying Budget
Be strategic.

Why the Holidays Make Us Dumb About Spending
How to stay smart.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

file_161555_0_tax refundToday’s top story: Year-end tricks to boost your tax refund. Also in the news: Unstacking the deck for student loan borrowers, the most important mortgage documents you’ll sign, and why you shouldn’t raid your retirement savings to pay for the holidays.

5 Year-End Tricks to Boost Your Tax Refund
Now’s the time to reduce your tax liability.

Unstacking the Deck for Student Loan Borrowers
There’s a lot of money at stake.

The 4 Most Important Mortgage Documents You’ll Sign
What you’ll be signing if you purchase a home in the near future.

5 Safety Features That Can Save You Money on Car Insurance
Every penny counts.

Don’t Raid Your Retirement Account to Pay for the Holidays
The high costs of splurging.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

shutterstock_62636899Today’s top story: Why debt doesn’t have to ruin your holiday season. Also in the news: How time can heal your credit wounds, where you’ll have to pay sales tax on Cyber Monday, and how to protect yourself from charity fraud during the holidays.

Don’t let debt ruin your holiday season
Manage and reduce your debt while still enjoying the holidays.

Time heals all wounds when it comes to credit
Time and responsibility are the best remedies for credit bruises.

On Cyber Monday, Will You Have to Pay Sales Tax?
It all depends on where you live and where you shop.

How to protect yourself against charity fraud during the holidays
Don’t let thieves take advantage of your generosity.

How Information Overload Can Hurt Your Retirement
Take small bites instead of big chunks.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

retirement-savings3Today’s top story: The easy solution to our retirement savings crisis. Also in the news: How to supercharge your retirement savings, how long credit flaws will stay on your report, and why it’s time to start saving for the holidays.

Our Retirement Savings Crisis—and the Easy Solution
A slight bump in savings rates could be a game changer.

6 Tools to Supercharge Retirement Savings
Where to find the aforementioned bump.

How Long Different Credit Flaws Stay on Your Report
Find out how long that late payment will linger.

You Need to Start Saving for Your Holiday Budget Now
The holidays are right around the corner.

Three Money Disruptors Making Your Financial Nightmares Less Scary
Tech disruptors are making our financial lives a bit easier.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The tax mistake you cannot afford to make. Also in the news: The best time to shop for Christmas (seriously), how to keep your kids out of debt, and how to use your Roth IRA as an emergency fund.

The 1 Tax Mistake You Must Not Make
Making sure your figures match.

Best Time to Shop, Save for Christmas? Now
It’s practically right around the corner!

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids (and Grandkids) Out of Debt
Teaching the value of money during Financial Literacy Month.

How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund
Not just for retirement.

Negotiate Your College Financial Aid to Get the Best Deal
If done right, the school of your choice could match your best offer.