Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The United States Postal Service is the latest victim of a data breach. Also in the news: The most common money mistakes made by people of all ages, your best defense against credit card fraud, and why retirement isn’t what it used to be.

US Postal Service Suffers Data Breach
Here we go again.

The Most Common Money Mistakes People Make at Every Age
What you can do to avoid them.

3-Pronged Plan Is Your Best Defense from Credit Card Fraud
Keeping data thieves at bay.

Why Retirement Ain’t What It Used to Be
The days of 65 and a gold watch are a thing of the past.

Should You Use Your Savings to Pay Off Debt?
The big dilemma.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: The biggest mistakes car buyers make and how to avoid them. Also in the news: How to land your dream home this summer, saving big on your wedding expenses, and how we can learn from the money mistakes of celebrities.

5 Mistakes Car Buyers Make
Pay attention to how long you’ll pay.

7 Ways to Land Your Dream Home During the Summer
Look for a diamond in the rough.

Easy ways to save $10,000 on your wedding expenses
Location, location, location.

5 celebrity money mistakes we can all learn from
One word: prenup.

Cash 4 Phones: 5 Tricks to Buying and Selling Used Electronics
Turn those dust collectors into cash.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: five money mistakes we all make. Also in the news: the high costs of commuting, which monthly payments you should keep or drop, and exposing the hidden fees that eat up your retirement savings.

5 Money Mistakes Even Diligent Savers Make
And how to avoid them.

The High Cost of Your Daily Commute
All that time spent in the car can add up quickly.

12 Monthly Payments You Should Add – or Drop
To keep or not keep Netflix?

FeeX Exposes the Hidden Fees that Eat Up Your Retirement Savings
A warning system for fee deductions.

10 tips for grocery shopping on a budget
This year’s crazy weather has driven up the cost of food.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

IRS 1040 Tax Form Being Filled OutToday’s top story: Choosing between the standard or itemized tax deduction. Also in the news: Taking steps to a better financial future, money mistakes to avoid during your 20s, and the four letter word that can ruin your credit.

Should You Take the Standard or Itemized Tax Deduction?
While one might be easier, the other could save you more money.

7 Steps To A Better Financial Future
Begin with the end in mind.

Money Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s
Don’t makes mistakes in your 20s that you’ll be paying for in your 40s and 50s.

The 4-Letter Word That Can Ruin Your Credit
Take a guess.

3 Ill-Advised Reasons Not to Buy Life Insurance
You’re not getting any younger.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 expenses that vanish when you retire. Also in the news: earning extra cash for the holidays, money mistakes to avoid in your 40’s and 7 questions to ask before you retire.

7 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement
Time to kiss commuting expenses goodbye!

7 Things Your Credit Score Doesn’t Reveal
The source of your debt is one of them.

Ready to Retire? Answer these 7 Questions First
Seven questions you need to answer before handing in your papers.

How to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays
Legitimate ways to earn money from home for the holidays.

Money Mistakes You Can’t Make In Your 40s
Starting with having too much credit card debt.