Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Buying home insurance after a wildfire starts. Also in the news: Why good credit might not be good enough for a mortgage, a quick quiz to test how you’re doing financially, and why Americans are more afraid of student debt than they are of Kim Jong Un.

Can You Buy Home Insurance After a Wildfire Starts?
It could be too late.

Want a Mortgage? Good Credit Might Not Be Good Enough
What else you might need.

How Are You Doing Financially? Take This Quick Quiz
How’d you do?

Americans are more terrified of student debt than North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
When your debt is scarier than a nuclear weapon.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 2017 Tax Checklist. Also in the news: How home insurance defends your Super Bowl party mishaps, how using TurboTax could help with your student loans, and new apps to bolster your personal finances.

Super Bowl Party Fouls: How Home Insurance Defends Your Turf
Making sure your party mishaps are covered.

How Using TurboTax Could Help With Your Student Loans
Looking into refinancing options.

2017 Tax Checklist: What to Gather Before Filing
Get your paperwork in order.

Online DIY options to bolster your personal finances
Apps to help you get organized.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Pile of Credit CardsToday’s top story: How to choose your second credit card. Also in the news: How home insurance can cover your holiday disasters, how Affordable Care Act plans could change in 2017, and how to calculate how long it’ll take you to get out of the debt.

How to Choose Your Second Credit Card
Finding a card that compliments your spending habits.

No Need to Pout: Home Insurance Can Cover That Holiday Disaster
Saving you from becoming The Grinch.

How Affordable Care Act Marketplace Insurance Plans Will Change in 2017
A new administration could bring big changes.

How Long It Will Take to Get Out of Debt, Depending on Your Monthly Payment
Calculating your escape date.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

bankruptcyToday’s top story: Dispelling bankruptcy myths. Also in the news: The dangers of credit card checks, the fine print of your car and home insurance, and why many Americans still struggle with credit.

5 Bankruptcy Myths Dispelled
Bankruptcy mythbusting.

Don’t Cash That Credit Card Check Until You Read This
Proceed with caution.

Is it covered? Check your car/home insurance IQ
Examining the fine print.

Many Americans Continue To Struggle With Credit
Access remains a problem.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to improve your credit score by strategically using your credit cards. Also in the news: Avoiding common debt traps, five store credit cards you should avoid, and what to do when your financial situation leads to depression.

7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit
How to use your cards to improve your credit score.

Pay, Spend, Pay: How This Debt Mistake Can Set You Back
Avoiding the debt trap.

Don’t get credit cards from these 5 stores
Not unless you’re comfortable with interest rates in the mid-twenties.

7 Steps to Defeat Money Depression
What to do when financial stress gets the best of you.

How To Compare Home Insurance Companies
How to make sure you get the right policy for your home.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

My first carBusting credit myths, credit goals for 20-somethings, and the evolving list of what your home insurance will and won’t cover.

6 Credit Myths That Can Wreck Your Finances
It’s time to bust some credit myths.

10 Amazing Pieces Of Financial Advice Stuffed Into 1 Cheat Sheet
Everything you need on a simple index card.

5 Critical Financial Goals for 20-Somethings (Hint: One Goal Makes You ‘Poorer’)
With adulthood comes great financial responsibility.

5 Bad Habits of New Car Owners That Ruin a Vehicle’s Value
You’ve got to treat your new baby right.

6 Things Home Insurance Won’t Cover
Sharknado, yes. Mold, no.