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.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

bad creditLearning how to take advice, cleaning up your credit report, and why working an extra year or two could be a good thing.

Why Can’t We Follow Simple, Good Money Advice?
Why is it so hard to adhere to the basics?

10 Steps to Help Erase Errors on Your Credit Report
Tips on removing errors from you all-important credit report.

8 Costs to Consider When Buying a Rental Property
Rental properties can be a great investment, but there are things you need to watch out for.

Is That Credit Card Surcharge Illegal?
Depending on where you live, that fee to use your card could be against the law.

When Should You Delay Retirement?
Could delaying your retirement pay off in the end?