Thursday’s need-to-know money news

prepaid-debit-cardToday’s top story: 10 smart insurance resolutions for 2017. Also in the news: Why your prepaid debit card needs FDIC insurance, the assumptions that can make or break your financial planning, and what will cost more – and less – in 2017.

10 Smart Insurance Resolutions for 2017
Strengthening your safety net.

Why Your Prepaid Debit Card Needs FDIC Insurance
Protecting your money.

Key Assumptions That Can Make or Break Your Financial Planning
When assumptions can backfire.

What Will Cost More – and Less – in 2017
What to expect in the year ahead.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: Benefits for Millennials. Also in the news: The downsides of prepaid debit cards, a parents’ guide to insurance for college students, and how your house can save your retirement.

Benefits 101 for Millennials: What You Need to Know
New job, new perks.

Prepaid Debit Cards Are Popular but Still Have Downsides
Keep an eye on fees.

The Parents Guide to Insurance for College Students
Keeping them protected when they leave home.

How Your House Can Save Your Retirement
Using your house as a retirement fund.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

uk-budget-greenest-government_233Today’s top story: How to budget when living paycheck to paycheck. Also in the news: Finding the best prepaid debit card, quick fixes that can hurt your finances, and ten good financial rules of thumb.

How to Budget When You Don’t Have a Steady Income
A budget is critical when living paycheck to paycheck.

How to Find the Best Prepaid Debit Cards
Pay close attention to hidden fees.

5 ‘Band-Aid’ Fixes That Hurt Your Finances
Beware the short-term fixes that could cause lasting damage.

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb
Solid starting points.