Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 times your credit card issuer can raise your interest rates. Also in the news: 3 DIY options for making a will online, how to split insurance in a divorce, and how much you can make in the freelance economy.

5 Times Your Credit Card Issuer Can Raise Your Interest Rate
How to avoid the bump.

Making a Will Online: 3 DIY Options
Doing it yourself.

How to Split Insurance in a Divorce
Deciding who gets what.

How Much Money Can You Make in the Freelance Economy?
Setting your own schedule.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why it matters the House voted to squash banking reforms. Also in the news: Your new claims inspector might be a drone, how to build an LGBT-friendly investment portfolio, and how to deal with resentment when your friends make more money than you.

Why It Matters House Voted to Squash Banking Reforms
Consumers will lose.

Meet Your New Claims Inspector: A Drone
Could it speed up the claims process?

How to Build an LGBT-Friendly Investment Portfolio
Diversify.

How to Deal with Resentment When Your Friends Make More Money Than You
A tough spot.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Goofed on your tax returns? Here’s what to do. Also in the news: 5 awful reasons to buy a stock, what newlyweds need to know about insurance, and does free shipping make you spend more money.

Goofed on Your Tax Return? Here’s What to Do
Don’t panic.

5 Awful Reasons to Buy a Stock
Be cautious when buying.

What Newlyweds Need to Know About Insurance
Changes you need to make.

Does Free Shipping Make You Spend More Money?
When free shipping gets costly.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to deal with a mooching friend. Also in the news: 11 ways to save money on Entertainment, how to invest $100,000, and how insurance can help save wedding disasters.

Ask Brianna: How Do I Deal With a Mooching Friend?
Making tough decisions.

11 Ways to Save Money on Entertainment
While still having fun.

How to Invest $100,000
Strategic investing.

Wedding gone wrong? Insurance could help set things right
A silver lining.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to prepare financially for your death regardless of your age. Also in the news: The best industries for starting a business in 2017, how insurance companies use your driving record as a crystal ball, and 5 practical steps for creating a retirement backup plan.

How to Prepare Financially for Your Death (No Matter How Young You Are)
Making important decisions.

5 Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2017
Time to start working for yourself.

Your Driving Record: Insurance Companies’ Crystal Ball
Analyzing your behavior.

5 practical steps for creating a retirement backup plan
Always have a Plan B.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

mortgage2Today’s top story: Why you should front-load your IRA in January. Also in the news: Rideshare insurance for drivers, why January is the best time to buy a home, and how fifteen minutes a day can get your finances in order.

Front-Load Your IRA in January for a Bigger Payoff
It’s all about compound interest.

Rideshare Insurance for Drivers: Where to Buy, What It Covers
What Uber and Lyft drivers need to know.

Why January Is the Best Time to Buy a Home
Timing is everything.

Commit to Fifteen Minutes of Financial Literacy a Day to Get Your Finances in Order
Make it a daily habit.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

prepaid-debit-cardToday’s top story: 10 smart insurance resolutions for 2017. Also in the news: Why your prepaid debit card needs FDIC insurance, the assumptions that can make or break your financial planning, and what will cost more – and less – in 2017.

10 Smart Insurance Resolutions for 2017
Strengthening your safety net.

Why Your Prepaid Debit Card Needs FDIC Insurance
Protecting your money.

Key Assumptions That Can Make or Break Your Financial Planning
When assumptions can backfire.

What Will Cost More – and Less – in 2017
What to expect in the year ahead.

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.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

emergency-fund-1940x900_36282Today’s top story: When to ditch your state’s health insurance exchange. Also in the news: Tailgating blunders your insurance will pay for, how to handle unexpected financial disasters, and how much next year’s Social Security cost of living increase will be.

When to Ditch Your State’s Health Insurance Exchange
When to look off of the exchanges.

5 Football Tailgating Blunders Insurance Will Pay For
Accidentally grill your car? You’re covered!

No Savings, No Backup Plan, No Fairy Godmother: How to Handle a Financial Disaster
This is why you need an emergency fund.

Next year’s Social Security raise? Less than $4 a month
Lowering your expectations.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

140404-cash-atm-1203_33aa88b2625872d25efbac961d07e3a0-nbcnews-ux-2880-1000Today’s top story: What to know about credit counseling for bankruptcy. Also in the news: What to do when your ATM spits out counterfeit money, how your state department of insurance can be of assistance, and what to look out for when donating to Hurricane Matthew victims.

What to Know About Credit Counseling for Bankruptcy
What to expect from the mandatory counseling.

Your ATM Spit Out Counterfeit Money. Now What?
It could depend on your relationship with your bank.

How Your State Department of Insurance Can Help You
Answers beyond Google.

Watch out for charity scams for Hurricane Matthew victims
Be cautious when donating.