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.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Five credit card mistakes that you can fix. Also in the news: Staying financially fit in the new year, making 2014 the year you get out of debt, and how to give your paycheck a boost.Credit Check 1

5 Credit Card Mistakes You Can Fix
How to right credit card wrongs.

5 Ways to Stay Financially Fit in 2014
Getting your wallet in shape.

Why 2014 is the year to get out of debt
There’s no better time than the present.

4 Ways You Can Earn More in 2014
Give your paycheck a boost.

How to Cure Your Post-Holiday Financial Hangover
A little hair of the dog won’t help.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Improving your budget in 2014. Also in the news: The little things that are killing your budget, eliminating excuse making, and how to start digging out from under holiday bills. Credit card background

How to Budget Better in the New Year
Smart budgeting is essential to your financial health.

5 Small Things That Are Killing Your Budget
All those $5.00 subscription fees add up quickly.

11 Money Excuses to Stop Making in 2014
Cross these excuses off of your list.

How To Recover From Your Holiday Spending
Don’t let the holidays haunt you through the New Year.

4 Ways to Protect Your Money
Insurance, insurance, insurance.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Assessing the damage created by holiday spending. Also in the news: Stress testing your personal finances, New Year’s resolutions for baby boomers, and finding help with getting out of debt.

Did the Holidays Hurt Your Credit?
Analyzing the Christmas carnage.

Stress-Testing Our Personal Finances
Preparing your finances for unexpected crises.

New Year’s Resolutions Boomers Should Make
Establishing better financial habits.

8 Tips to Find Help With Your Debt
You don’t have to do it alone.

The Best Online Tools for Your Housing Search
Your new home could be just a click away.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How driving could affect your credit. Also in the news: The five C’s of credit, what you shouldn’t do this Christmas, and what we can learn about personal finance from three holiday classics.

How Does Driving Affect Your Credit?
Unpaid tickets could wreck your credit score.

The 4 Judgments Every Lender Makes Based on Your Credit
Introducing the five C’s of credit.

Essential Personal Finance Lessons From Three Holiday Classics
Kevin McAllister, coupon king.

Ten financial don’ts this Christmas
Advice from the experts on what you shouldn’t do this Christmas.

Everything I’ve Learned About Personal Finance in 10 Sentences
Short and sweet advice.