Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

hidden-fees1Today’s top story: Why personal loans with no credit checks are a very bad idea. Also in the news: What business expenses are tax-deductible, free apps to track your spending, and when it makes sense to hire a tax preparer.

Personal Loans With No Credit Check: A Very Bad Idea
If it seems too good to be true, it is.

What Business Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?
What small business owners need to know.

12 Free Apps To Track Your Spending And How To Pick The Best One For You
Tracking at your fingertips.

12 Times When It Makes Sense to Hire a Tax Preparer
When it’s time to call in the big guns.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

payday-loansToday’s top story: The dangerous trap of online payday loans. Also in the news: How to erase your credit card late fees, the best way to ask for a raise, and how to survive financially when needing time off from work.

Consumers Warned About Pitfalls of Online Payday Loans
An immediate solution can cause long term problems.

Your Personal Finance Weapon Is Within Reach: Erase Credit Card Late Fees
Banks are showing more willingness to forgive.

The best way to ask for a raise
Practice, practice, practice.

3 Ways to Take Time Off Work Without Destroying Your Finances
How to minimize the financial damage.

J.P. Morgan says about 76 million households affected by cyber breach
Another day, another massive security breach.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Why many Americans are afraid of going broke when they retire. Also in the news: The expensive cost of payday, pawn shop and car title loans, tips on how to increase your credit score, and what you can do to fix your credit report.

Many Americans fear going broke in retirement
How prepared are you for retirement?

The Ugly Truth About Payday, Pawn Shop and Car Title Loans
That immediate solution to financial problems could come with a triple digit interest rate.

How to Increase a Credit Score: 5 Tips
Closing your accounts doesn’t always help.

Should You Pay Someone to Help Fix Your Credit Problems
Find out what you can do on your own first.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to find the right credit card. Also in the news: Improving your financial knowledge, setting good financial examples for your kids, and why payday loans are as bad as Peeps.

What Credit Cards Should I Avoid?
Finding the card that best suits your needs.

5 Ways to Improve Your Financial Knowledge
Celebrating Financial Literacy Month!

Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids
The ways in which you spend money can be a bad influence on your kids.

The may be sweet, but they’ll rot your wallet.

Social Security Debt: Do You Owe and Should You Worry?
What to do with overpayments.