Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: One couple’s real estate journey to a home in Philadelphia. Also in the news: What rising DTI limits mean for your next mortgage, why the cashless trend doesn’t have all shoppers sold, and bad money habits you could be guilty of.

How I bought a home in Philadelphia
One couple’s real estate journey.

What Rising DTI Limits Mean for Your Next Mortgage
Know your debt-to-income ratio.

Why the Cashless Trend Doesn’t Have All Shoppers Sold
For some, cash is still king.

Are You Guilty of These Bad Money Habits?
Sound familiar?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

financial doomToday’s top story: Five major threats to your retirement. Also in the news: Classic money habits you should be using today, seven potential financial time bombs, and how getting married will affect your taxes.

5 Major Threats to Your Retirement
The threats coming from both inside and outside the house.

5 Old-School Money Habits You Should Start Using Today
Time-tested success.

Don’t Ignore These 7 Financial Time Bombs
Tick…tick…

4 Ways Getting Married Will Change Your Taxes
Uncle Sam couldn’t be happier about your wedding!

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to get fired up about saving money. Also in the news: How much you should be saving for the holidays, using “bill fixers” to negotiate lower rates, and the top beliefs that are keeping you broke.

4 Ways to Get Yourself Fired Up About Saving Money
Keeping yourself motivated.

How Much Should You Save Up for Christmas?
Budgeting tips to keep your holiday spending under control.

Should You Use a Third Party to Negotiate Your Cable Bill?
Welcome to the world of “bill fixers.”

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke
What’s holding you back from better money habits?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to decide how much life insurance you really need. Also in the news:2014-08-15-lifeinsurance1 What you should know before opening a credit card, money habits that could save you thousands, and what you need to know before buying or leasing a car.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?
How to evaluate this important decision.

Read This Before Opening a Credit Card
Analyzing the fine print.

9 Habits That Could Help You Save Thousands
Changing the way you spend and save.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Buying or Leasing a Car
Even more fine print!

5 Ways Your Health Insurance Plan May Change in 2016
What to expect in the new year.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: College financial aid advice for divorced families. Also in the news: Getting teens to save can have a long term payoff, bad money habits you need to break, and how to make living on a budget less of a slog.

College Financial Aid Advice For Divorced Families
Navigating through the financial aid maze.

Why Teen Savers Have More Financial Success Later in Life
Good financial habits at a young age can have lasting effects.

3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick
Kick them to the curb!

Peppy ways to fight budget burnout
Living on a budget doesn’t have to be drudgery.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Seven times you’ll wish you had a better credit score. Also in the news: Money habits to master before your 30’s, a back-to-school financial checklist, and why the economic instability in China could have an effect on your 401(k).

7 Times You’ll Wish You Had a Better Credit Score
From renting an apartment to setting up utilities.

9 Money Habits to Master Before Your 30’s
Learning to live within your means.

Your Back-to-School Financial Checklist
Getting ready for the new school year.

Why China Matters To Your 401(k) Profits
How China-centric is your portfolio?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

babytrollToday’s top story: What to do when your child’s data is hacked. Also in the news: How to hack your own money, credit card habits you need to break immediately, and how to hit your money goals.

My Baby’s Data Was Hacked. What Should I Do Now?
Like stealing credit from a baby.

Make Your Money Go Farther With ‘Hack Your Cash’
This time, you’re the hacker.

5 Bad Credit Card Habits to Break Now
Breaking them now will cost much down the road.

4 Ways to Hit Your Money Goals
Eye of the tiger.

Are These Retirement Issues Keeping You Up at Night?
The insomnia-causing retirement issues.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Why you should pay your credit card bill before it’s due. Also in the news: How to break a bad money habit, what the IRS is doing to prevent identity theft, and how one late mortgage payment can wreak havoc with your credit score.

4 Reasons to Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before It’s Due
Improving your credit score is one of them.

How to Change a Bad Money Habit
Reward yourself for better behavior.

IRS Aims Harder to Protect You Against Identity Theft
New steps to protect tax payers.

Will Obamacare Ruin Your Tax Refund?
Probably not.

How Much a Late Mortgage Payment Can Damage Your Credit Score
A single late payment could pack a wallop.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to save big on your mortgage when buying your first home. Also in the news: Why extended warranties may not save you money, three reasons not to raid your retirement account, and breaking bad financial habits.

How First-Time Homebuyers Can Save Big on Their Mortgage
Thanks to the FHA.

Extended warranties may not save you money
Read the fine print.

3 Reasons Not to Raid Your Retirement Accounts
Fees and lost interest should deter you.

9 Bad Financial Habits You Need to Break Right Now
Starting with doing the same thing over and over again.

Use the Ladder Method to Make Investing Simpler
The five rungs of investing.