Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: When good money advice is bad for you. Also in the news: Loyalty program overload, 4 ways socially responsible banks are good for you and your wallet, and why we stress spend during the holidays.

When Good Money Advice Is Bad for You
One size does not fit all.

Loyalty Program Overload? Here’s How to Stay Focused
Making the programs work for you.

4 Ways Socially Responsible Banks Are Good for You and Your Wallet
When your money supports a mission.

Why we stress spend during the holidays — and how to stop
Curbing impulse behavior during the holidays.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Life without credit cards. Also in the news: What to splurge (and skimp) on for back-to-school shopping, why you should pay an extra $100 on your student loans right now, and how banks are working to gain your loyalty.

Life Without Credit Cards: How Two Families Make It Work
Could you do it?

What to Splurge (and Skimp) on for Back-to-School
Spending carefully.

5 Reasons to Pay an Extra $100 on Your Student Loans Right Now
Saving on interest.

How Banks Are Working to Gain Your Loyalty
Going beyong the free toaster.