Friday’s need-to-know money news

bankruptcy_formToday’s top story: Careers that can help you conquer your student debt faster. Also in the news: What a good credit card company will offer people with bad credit, how to pay for bankruptcy when you’re broke, and five apps that automate your money.

Some Careers Can Help You Conquer Student Debt Faster
Kissing your student debts goodbye.

4 Things a Good Credit Card Issuer Will Offer People With Bad Credit
Getting on the path to better credit.

How to Pay for Bankruptcy When You’re Broke
A classic Catch .22

5 apps that automate your money and make you richer
Building your savings a few cents at a time.

Why banks want you to drop Mint, other ‘aggregators’

Image9Millions of people share their bank account passwords with third-party sites and apps that help them track their spending, but some of the biggest financial institutions, wary of hacking risks, are trying to scare people into not using them.

JPMorgan Chase & Co and Capital One Financial Corp, for example, warn on their websites that customers could be liable for any fraud in their accounts – even though federal regulations say otherwise.

Capital One’s site (here) tells users: “If you choose to share account access information with a third-party, Capital One is not liable for any resulting damages or losses.”

Chase (here) admonishes, “If you give out your chase.com user ID and password, you are putting your money at risk.”

In my latest for Reuters, a look at why banks are issuing these warnings, and if users should be concerned.

In my latest for MoneyWatch, why the best gift to give your kids this holiday season is a head start on investing.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The most common mistakes tax filers make. Also in the news: The terms every student loan borrower should know, how to handle early-year medical expenses, and six apps that’ll help manage your money.

The 8 Most Common Mistakes When Filing Annual Taxes
How to avoid making them.

5 Student Loan Terms Every Borrower Should Know
Know what you’re getting into.

5 tips for handling early-year medical expenses
Understanding your coverage.

6 Great Financial Apps That Will Make Managing Your Money Easier
A little help from your smartphone.

How Getting a Car Loan Affects Your Credit Report
What those new wheels mean for your credit.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: How paying off your student loans could actually be a bad thing for your credit. Also in the news: Common tax filing mistakes to avoid, the best new money apps, and how to earn money during your retirement.

Why Paying Off Your Student Loans Could Actually Hurt Your Credit
Yes, you read that correctly.

Tax Hacks 2015: Avoid These 10 Common Filing Mistakes
Filing mistakes can significantly delay your refund.

The Best New Savings Apps for Your Phone
New year, new apps.

5 ways to earn money in retirement
Retirement doesn’t have to be the end of earning.

Cash-strapped? The dos and (mostly) don’ts of 401(k) loans
The cons outweigh the pros.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

AA-hommeToday’s top story: How to discover what personal finance nerds know. Also in the news: How to get a judgment off of your credit report, the high cost of college tuition convenience fees, and what’s really behind all of your financial fears.

10 Things Only Personal Finance Nerds Would Understand
We could all stand to be a little nerdy when it comes to personal finance.

How to Get a Judgment off Your Credit Report
Difficult but not impossible.

Is Convenience When Paying Your Tuition Worth a 2.62% Fee?
Not when it could add up to over $1000 a year.

Common Money Fears and How to Get Over Them
What’s really behind those nagging financial fears?

Five apps to help you organize your personal finances
Something to do on your phone that isn’t Candy Crush.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Understanding your credit reports. Also in the news: Sticking to your financial resolutions, the pros and cons of money apps, and confessing your deep, dark money secrets to your financial advisor. Offering Advice

How to Read Your Credit Reports
How to make sure you’re finding any and all errors.

The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions
Steeling your resolve and avoiding money traps.

Are Apps Helping or Hurting Your Finances?
Could your savings apps cause you to spend more money instead of less?

3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor
They’ve seen and heard it all.

5 Tips for Preparing for 2014 Taxes
Time to start getting your paperwork in order.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Smart PhoneHow to avoid mistakes with your credit cards, plan a cheap summer vacation and get personal finance advice in the palm of your hand.

Best Personal Finance Apps of 2013

How your smartphone can make your wallet smarter.

Nine Stupid Things You’re Probably Doing With Your Credit Card
Innocent mistakes can lead to serious problems.

How to Plan a Cheaper Summer Vacation
There’s still time to get away on the cheap.

Good News: Homeowner’s Insurance Covers a Sharknado
Just like an asteroid, falling sharks are covered.