Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: More parents are putting limits on college help. Also in the news: Mastercard’s new rule will make some “free” trials more transparent, what you need to know about SIPC insurance, and why you should be wary of new tricks for raising your credit score.

More Parents Are Putting Limits on College Help
Limiting contributions.

Mastercard’s New Rule Will Make Some ‘Free’ Trials More Transparent
Reminding you when the trial is up.

SIPC Insurance: What It Does and Does Not Protect
Covering your brokerage.

Be Wary of New ‘Tricks’ for Raising Your Credit Score
They could end up doing the opposite.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

61Io5+dfZZL._SL1500_Today’s top story: How to tackle private student loans. Also in the news: Re-evaluating your life insurance needs, a potentially embarrassing new way to pay with a credit card, and ten retirement saving strategies you should know about.

3 Ways to Tackle Private Student Loans
A whole different set of rules.

Re-Evaluating Your Life Insurance Needs
Determining how much insurance you need at different stages of your life.

MasterCard Wants You To Pay For Stuff With Selfies
What could possibly go wrong?

10 Retirement Saving Strategies You Should Know About
How to grow your savings faster.

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