Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: If you sold fearing a market crash, here’s what to do now. Also in the news: Why you should look under the hood of your target-date fund, a home buyer’s guide to motivated sellers, and is Amazon Prime worth its new price?

If You Sold Fearing a Market Crash, Here’s What to Do Now
Getting back in the game.

It’s Time to Look Under the Hood of Your Target-Date Fund
Taking a closer look.

A Home Buyer’s Guide to Motivated Sellers
Making the right match.

Is Amazon Prime worth its new $119 price tag?
The online giant is raising Prime prices.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Lay groundwork for better home value with artful landscaping. Also in the news: How to manage the cost to finish a basement, more Wells Fargo refunds are coming, and how long you should keep your tax returns.

Lay Groundwork for Better Home Value With Artful Landscaping
Increasing your curb appeal.

How to Manage the Cost to Finish a Basement
Create a man cave or a family room.

More Wells Fargo Refunds Coming After $1 Billion Fine
Planning to pay back customers.

How Long Should Tax Returns Be Saved
Start with a minimum of 3 years.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What really happens if you don’t pay your taxes by April 17th. Also in the news: Getting tax audit help might be easier than you think, are you the right person for a do-it-yourself house kit, and 6 great TV episodes to watch after paying your taxes.

What Really Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Taxes by April 17
Cue the penalties.

Getting Tax Audit Help Might Be Easier Than You Think
Your tax software can help.

Are You Built for a Do-It-Yourself House Kit?
Do you have what it takes?

6 Great TV Episodes to Watch After Paying Your Taxes
Join The Honeymooners, Archie Bunker and Homer.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 12 freebies and deals for Tax Day 2018. Also in the news: 3 ways parents can help grown kids own a home, why your parents’ financial advice is probably wrong (for you), and what you should know about getting an advance on your tax refund.

12 Freebies and Deals for Tax Day 2018
A little something to ease the pain.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Grown Kids Own a Home
Ground rules are important.

Your Parents’ Financial Advice Is Probably Wrong (for You)
However well-intentioned.

Thinking about getting an advance on your tax refund? Here’s what you should know
Watch for hidden fees.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Love that home’s view? See how much more you’ll pay. Also in the news: 3 months, 3 housing trends, how one woman ditched her debt, and how to get rid of bad marks on your credit report.

Love That Home’s View? See How Much More You’ll Pay
Comes at a cost.

3 Months, 3 Housing Trends: Seller’s Market, Higher Rates, HELOC Comeback
The 2018 housing market so far.

How I Ditched Debt: Tenacious Focus on the Goal
One woman’s triump over debt.

How to Get Rid of Bad Marks on Your Credit Report
Fighting back.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The most and least affordable places to buy a home. Also in the news: 3 investments that aren’t actually investments, why credit card rewards may lose their sparkle, and how to ask for a raise.

The Most and Least Affordable Places to Buy a Home
Some of these may surprise you.

3 Investments That Aren’t Actually Investments
The true definition of investment.

Credit Card Rewards May Lose Sparkle, but Not Value
Rewards could get a lot more personal.

Use This Formula to Ask for a Raise
Getting what you’re worth.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 reasons to lease – not buy – your electric car. Also in the news: CD early withdrawal penalties can cost you, how to read between the lines of Airbnb listings, and nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z already own a home.

5 Reasons to Lease — Not Buy — Your Electric Car
Keeping up with the evolution.

CD Early Withdrawal Penalties Can Cost You
How to avoid getting hurt.

How to Read Between the Lines of Airbnb Listings
Spotting the red flags.

Nearly 100,000 members of Generation Z own a home (they’re 23 and younger)
Their average mortgage balance is $140,000.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why tax refunds aren’t fun anymore. Also in the news: 12 first-time home buyer mistakes and how to avoid them, 9 easy ways to earn travel rewards you’ll actually use, and Equifax says hackers stole more info than previously reported.

Why Tax Refunds Aren’t Fun Anymore
No more splurging.

12 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Avoiding the pitfalls.

9 Easy Ways to Earn Travel Rewards You’ll Actually Use
These rewards won’t collect dust.

Equifax says hackers stole more than previously reported
Roughly 2.4 million more.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What every first-time flyer needs to know. Also in the news: 4 steps to finding good, cheap stocks, how to buy a house that hasn’t been built yet, and a surprising source you can tap for long-term care services.

What Every First-Time Flyer Needs to Know
Review these steps before takeoff.

4 Steps to Finding Good, Cheap Stocks
Using a stock screener.

How to Buy a House That Hasn’t Been Built Yet
Existing homes are at an all-time low.

Here’s a surprise source you can tap for long-term care services
A look at Medicaid planning.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why couples need their own slush fund. Also in the news: 5 signs it’s time to break up with your financial advisor, easy home touch-ups to bring in more buyers, and the dark reason so many millennials are miserable and broke.

Why Couples Need Their Own Slush Funds
Separate doesn’t have to mean secret.

5 Signs It’s Time to Break Up With Your Financial Advisor
What to look out for.

Easy Home Touch-Ups to Bring All the Buyers to Your Yard
Giving your home more curb appeal.

The dark reason so many millennials are miserable and broke
Social media is taking a toll.