Friday’s need-to-know money news

hidden-fees1Today’s top story: Credit card late fees are expected to rise in 2017. Also in the news: 10 New Year’s resolutions for your wallet, will Millennials be ready for retirement, and 3 signs you should switch banks.

Look for Credit Card Late Fees to Rise in 2017
More incentive to pay on time.

Sean Talks Money: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Wallet
Starting the news year off on the right foot.

Only 30 Years to Go. Will Millennials Be Ready for Retirement?
The clock is ticking.

3 Signs You Should Switch Banks in 2017
Knowing when it’s time to switch.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Student-LoansToday’s top story: 9 facts about FHA loans. Also in the news: What we learned about the stock market in 2016, 3 student loan resolutions to make in the new year, and why many seniors are having their Social Security cut by student loans.

9 Facts About FHA Loans
What you need to know.

5 Things We Learned About the Stock Market in 2016
A year of moodiness.

3 Student Loan Resolutions for 2017
Make them and stick with them.

For many seniors, student debt eats into Social Security
Social Security checks are being garnished to pay back loans.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Scoring a lower credit card interest rate. Also in the news: the one resolution to improve your finances, creating your own financial plan, and why you need a budget, even if you’re broke.

How to Score a Lower Credit Card Interest Rate
Time to negotiate.

The 1 New Year’s Resolution To Improve Your Finances 4 Ways
Getting the most from your resolution.

How to create your own financial plan in 18 easy steps
Emphasis on easy.

Why You Need a Budget, Even If You’re Broke
Controlling your spending even when you don’t have a lot of cash.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Last-minute tax moves to make on December 31st. Also in the news: How to tell if your financial advisor is giving you good advice, why you should consider freezing your credit reports, and the top 6 financial resolutions for the new year.

4 Last-Minute Tax Moves You Can Make on Dec. 31
Tick tock!

How To Tell If You’re Receiving Good Advice From Your Advisor
Making sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

Why you should consider freezing your credit reports
Preventing identity theft.

Top 6 financial New Year’s resolutions and how to fulfill them
Making resolutions that last.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Life InsuranceToday’s top story: Life insurance benefits you may not know about. Also in the news: The upside of waiting to take Social Security, how to have tough financial conversations, and ten ways you might sabotage your new year’s resolutions.

3 Life Insurance Benefits You Did Not Know About
Alternatives to using life insurance as a financial planning tool.

Getting Paid To Wait: Increase Your Social Security Benefit
Taking Social Security later could significantly increase your benefits.

How to Have Hard Financial Conversations With Those Close to You
Tackling the tough subjects.

10 Ways You Might Sabotage Your 2015 Financial Resolutions
Stay strong!

What You Should Know Before Paying Off Old Debt
When paying off old debt is the right move.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Finding the best balance transfer credit card. Also in the news: Keeping your financial resolutions, what not to buy at the drugstore, and the latest on the Target credit data breach. iStock_000016702801XSmall

The Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards in America
Ranking the contenders.

8 Hacks to Help You Keep Your Resolutions
After three weeks into 2014, where do your financial resolutions stand?

5 things not to buy at drugstores (including drugs)
The bigger the store, the better the price.

Did you get an email from Target? What you need to know
Target’s credit theft nightmare continues.

6 Critical Changes to Note When Filing Your 2013 Taxes
Important changes to the tax code you need to know about.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Ten ways to fix the student loan crisis. Also in the news: Questions to ask before you retire, simple things you can do to boost your credit score, and the resolutions every indebted consumer should make. Health claim form

10 Ways to Fix Student Loans in 2014
Actions Congress can take to help solve the student loan crisis.

7 Questions to Ask if You Plan to Retire this Year
What you need to know before putting in your papers.

What’s the Simplest Thing I Can Do to Boost My Credit Score?
Boosting your score can be surprisingly easy.

The 4 Resolutions Every Indebted Consumer Should Make in 2014
You’ve got work to do.

How to Get Your Insurance Claim Paid
Steps you can take to help speed along your claim.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A simple way to help your credit. Also in the news: Financial fasting, the best financial resolutions for the New Year, and why you’re not being paid what you’re worth.

What’s the Simplest Thing I Can Do to Help My Credit?
This one thing could make a huge difference.

Should You Go on a Financial Fast?
It’s like a diet for your wallet.

The Most Successful Financial New Year’s Resolutions
Which resolutions work and which ones don’t.

5 Reasons You’re Making Less Money than You Should
Stop undervaluing your worth.

ObamaCare and early retirement
How Obamacare could help you retire early.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Understanding your credit reports. Also in the news: Sticking to your financial resolutions, the pros and cons of money apps, and confessing your deep, dark money secrets to your financial advisor. Offering Advice

How to Read Your Credit Reports
How to make sure you’re finding any and all errors.

The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions
Steeling your resolve and avoiding money traps.

Are Apps Helping or Hurting Your Finances?
Could your savings apps cause you to spend more money instead of less?

3 Big Secrets You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor
They’ve seen and heard it all.

5 Tips for Preparing for 2014 Taxes
Time to start getting your paperwork in order.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Happy New Year!

Today’s top story: How to start 2014 on the right financial foot. Also in the news: A millennial’s guide to personal finance, ways to cut taxes while saving for retirement, and apps that will help you reach your financial goals for the new year.smartphones_finance

7 Tips to Get Your New Year’s Money Resolution Started Off Right
You’re going to want to stick to these.

The Millennial’s Guide to Personal Finance
Time to start taking your finances seriously.

3 ways to cut taxes while saving for retirement
Paying attention to your tax bracket.

5 Apps to Help Keep Your 2014 Financial Goals
Track your finances in between rounds of Candy Crush.

How Inflation Will Cut Your Taxes in 2014
New year, new adjustments.