Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: Finding your college savings “magic number.” Also in the news: What to do when your bank isn’t measuring up, what to buy (and skip) over Labor Day weekend, and how teachers are bringing financial literacy into classrooms.

Finding Your ‘Magic Number’ for College Savings
Coming up with a reasonable estimate.

Bank Not Measuring Up? How to Tell and What to Do
You don’t have to stick with a bad bank.

What to Buy (and Skip) Over Labor Day Weekend
Navigating the sales.

How Teachers Are Bringing Financial Literacy Lessons to the Classroom
Getting kids excited about saving.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The retirement mistakes being made by Generation X. Also in the news: Why you shouldn’t use your debit card at a bar, committing to a budget, and how to avoid overspending triggers.

7 Retirement Mistakes Gen X Is Making
Timing is everything

4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a Bar
How to avoid an identity theft hangover.

How to Actually Commit to a Budget: 7 Tips for Success
Tips for sticking to it.

Common Overspending Triggers that Can Wreck Your Budget
And how to avoid them.

What not to buy over Labor Day weekend
Not all sales are equal.