Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

santa-3-resized-600Today’s top story: How your procrastination is costing you money. Also in the news: Holiday shipping mistakes to avoid, which report you need to read before buying a house, and the digital piggy bank that could finally convince you to start saving.

5 Ways Procrastination Costs You Money
Time equals money.

Don’t make these costly shipping mistakes this season
The gifts were expensive enough.

The Report You Should Ask For Before Buying A House
Get a C.L.U.E.

This Digital Piggy Bank Could Finally Get You To Start Saving
Meet your new savings pal.

The Best Way to Tap Your IRA In Retirement
Using your IRA strategically.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

procrastinationToday’s top story: Why putting things off until tomorrow can become expensive. Also in the news: Tips on college scholarships, how to have peaceful conversations about money, and how to break the cycle of living from paycheck to paycheck.

I’ll Do That Tomorrow: The High Cost of Procrastination on Personal Finance
Doing it tomorrow can cost you money.

Confessions of a Master Scholarship Coach
How to help your kids earn money for college.

How to Keep a Money Talk From Becoming a Money Fight
Keeping the peace during a stressful conversation.

5 Ways Your Yard May Be Scaring Off Potential Homebuyers
Make sure the outside looks as good as the inside.

Common “Debt Traps” That Keep You Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck
How to break the cycle.