Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Suing banks will get easier – if CFPB rule survives. Also in the news: 2017 Driving in America report, 7 tips for preparing your taxes in a divorce, and why you need to stop beating yourself up over past money mistakes.

Suing Banks Will Get Easier — if CFPB Rule Survives
And that’s a big “if.”

2017 Driving in America Report: The Costs and Risks
A NerdWallet report.

7 Tips for Preparing Your Taxes in a Divorce
Don’t ignore Uncle Sam.

Why You Need to Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Past Money Mistakes
Stop dwelling.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 ways to boost your chances of a mortgage preapproval. Also in the news: How to get free tax help from a human being, introducing Mom and Dad to mobile banking, and the most expensive mistakes we made for love.

5 Ways to Boost Your Chances of a Mortgage Preapproval
Increasing your odds.

9 Ways to Get Free Tax Help From a Human Being
Don’t pay money to pay money.

Introducing Mom and Dad to Mobile Banking
Easing them in.

Most Expensive Mistakes We Made for Love
Love hurts.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: IRS changes you should know about before filing taxes. Also in the news: How to avoid your parents’ money mistakes, how to avoid tax scammers, and what to do when you’re struggling with student debt.

IRS Changes You Should Know About Before Filing Your Taxes
New rules for the new year.

How Can I Avoid My Parents’ Money Mistakes?
Charting your own financial path.

As Tax Season Approaches, So Do Scammers
Be on the lookout.

Struggling with student debt? Here are 6 things you should know
Don’t ignore the problem.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

business girl with shopping bagsToday’s top story: How to find the best deals for Memorial Day sales. Also in the news: Money mistakes to avoid for new grads, why Americans are pretty clueless about their credit cards and scores, and deciding what to do with an old 401(k).

Memorial Day Sales: How to Snag a Good Deal, Guaranteed
The most bang for your buck.

New Grads: Avoid These 5 Money Mistakes
Don’t start off on the wrong foot.

Survey: Americans are pretty clueless on credit cards and scores
We need to do better.

To Roll Over or Not to Roll Over: What to Do With That Old 401(k)
What works best for you?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

best-emv-chip-credit-cardsToday’s top story: The possible dangers of chip cards. Also in the news: Making housing decisions in retirement, money mistakes to avoid for the newly single, and how to resolve your tax debt.

Are Chip Cards Exposing You to a Deeper Form of Identity Theft?
False sense of security?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Housing Decisions in Retirement
One of the toughest decisions.

Top Money Mistakes for the Newly Single
It’s a whole new ballgame.

How to Resolve Your Tax Debt
How the collection process works.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to stop being afraid of credit cards. Also in the news: Personal finance lessons we wish we learned in school, protecting seniors from financial scams, and how to avoid money mistakes after losing a spouse.

Scared of Credit Cards? This Tool Could Help You Make the Leap
There’s nothing to be afraid of if you do it right.

6 personal finance lessons we wish were taught in school
Probably more helpful than trigonometry.

How to Guard Against Common Scams That Target Seniors
Protecting your loved ones from predators.

4 Money Mistakes People Often Make After a Spouse Dies
Don’t make any impulsive decisions.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Also in the news: Financial goals for new millennial parents, money mistakes that could derail your retirement, and money moves to make before your 40th birthday.

Most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings
Potentially disastrous in more ways than one.

3 Financial Goals for New Millennial Parents
It’s all about the budget.

7 Bad Decisions You Could Make in Your 30s and 40s to Derail Your Retirement
Long term reprecussions.

Money Steps to Take Before Your 40th Birthday
Retirement will be here sooner than you think.

‘Ladders’ Help You Build a Flexible Personal Finance Plan
Rung by rung.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Beware of new estate planning laws. Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail Reducing your financial stress, what you need to know before buying your first home, and five credit card hacks that can save you money.

Your estate plan: Be aware of new laws
Introducing portability.

3 Ways You Can Reduce or Remove Your Financial Stress
Prioritizing what’s important.

3 Things to Know Before You Buy Your 1st Home
Time for a reality check.

5 Credit Card Hacks That Can Save You Money
The good kind of “hacks”, of course.

10 Money Mistakes a Financial Planner Can Find in 10 Minutes
Learning from the pros.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Delete "MISTAKE"Today’s top story: How to avoid money mistakes after a spouse’s death. Also in the news: A retirement reality check for homemakers, how to downsize the smart way, and the hidden costs of credit card rewards.

Money mistakes to avoid after a spouse’s death
Treading carefully through difficult times.

7 Step Retirement Reality Check For Homemakers
Being part of the retirement planning process is essential.

6 Tips to Downsize the Smart Way
Simplifying your life can become expensive.

Rewards Credit Cards Can Be Costly, Report Finds
Those free rewards can come at a price.

5 Things You Must Consider Before Borrowing Money
Hidden dangers may lie ahead.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: The money mistakes you make in your 40’s. Also in the news: What financial documents you should keep, what every college grad needs to know about money, and the important things you need to know about Social Security.

Money mistakes you make in your 40s
A crucial time for your financial future.

What financial documents to keep
What to keep and what to shred.

10 Things Every College Grad Needs To Know About Money
It’s a whole new world.

4 Important Things You Need to Know About Social Security
Finding your way through the maze.