Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Credit cards can give you a break on back-to-school purchases. Also in the news: How credit card perks can be your ticket to a cheaper vacation, 3 questions to help grow your retirement savings, and a nonprofit that will give you $1000 if you take personal finance classes.

Credit Cards Can Give You a Break on Back-to-School Purchases
Easing the pain of fall’s big expenses.

Credit Card Perks Can Be Your Ticket to a Cheaper Vacation
Saving on fun.

3 Questions to Help Grow Your Retirement Savings
Give your retirement a boost.

This nonprofit will give you $1,000 if you take a few personal finance classes
Giving Millennials a head start.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

debt-snowballToday’s top story: What is a debt snowball? Also in the news: A 1-week financial fast, why personal finance classes should be taught in college, and how your wallet is becoming the next tech platform.

What Is a Debt Snowball?
A creative way of tackling your debt.

Big money goal? Try a 1-week financial fast
A self-kickstarter.

Why Personal Finance Classes Should Be Taught in College
Real world preparations.

Why your wallet is becoming the next platform
Tech companies can’t wait to claim space in your wallet.