Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

scamToday’s top story: How to spot a credit repair scam. Also in the news: Using the home office tax deduction with a mortgage interest rate deduction, a costly tax trap older Americans need to avoid, and answers to embarrassing money questions.

Top 4 Ways to Spot a Credit Repair Scam
If it looks too good to be true, it usually is.

How the Home-Office Deduction Works With the Mortgage-Interest Deduction
Don’t pay more than you have to.

Don’t Get April-Fooled by This Very Costly IRS Tax Trap
An important reminder for older Americans.

3 Money Questions Everyone’s Too Embarrassed to Ask
Remember…there are no stupid questions.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Household-Budget1Today’s top story: Why treating your household like a business could help your budget. Also in the news: The money moves you need to make right now, why it’s going to get tougher to get a student loan, and how to take advantage of the home office deduction.

How to Manage Your Household Budget Like a Business
Thinking of your home as a business can help keep your budget on track.

The Money Moves to Stop Procrastinating and Take Care of Now
No more excuses.

The Student Loan Rule Change That Could Hurt Parents With Bad Credit
Getting a student loan just became more difficult.

Tax Season: Demystifying the Home Office Deduction
Making sure your home office is legitimate.

Nationwide ad meant to be jarring
The insurance company defends depressing Super Bowl ad.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Getting the biggest tax write-offs for your home office. Also in the news: What you should ask a potential financial advisor, the cold realities of identity theft, and smarter ways to give to charity. Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail

Get The Biggest Tax Write-Off For Your Home Office
There are new tax rules this year for those who work at home.

10 Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor
What you need to know about your potential advisor.

Can You Do Anything to Prevent Identity Theft?
You can’t stop identity theft. You can only hope to contain it.

Smarter Ways to Give to Charity
Creating a charitable giving plan can help you avoid the end-of-the-year rush.

How To File Your Child’s First Income Tax Return
A financial rite of passage.