Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to build credit when you don’t want a credit card. Also in the news: Why you shouldn’t turn your 401(k) over to a broker, how to save on summer energy costs, and how to save on health care while you’re retired.

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card
For those with no interest in having a credit card.

The One Reason to Nix A 401(k) Rollover to a Broker
Two words: brokerage commissions.

7 Ways to Cut Your Summer Energy Costs
No need to make your wallet sweat too.

5 ways to reduce retiree health care costs
How to reduce the price tag on your care.

Study: When the Honeymoon is Over, Credit Scores are Extremely Important
Getting down to the nitty gritty

Friday’s need-to-know money news

School Kids DiversityWhy schools are lacking financial literacy classes, what retirees need to consider before buying a new car, and how to get the most from your wholesale club membership.

Why We Want—But Can’t Have—Personal Finance in Schools
Is financial literacy as important as historical literacy?

Should Retirees Finance a Car or Pay Cash?
Several things retirees should consider before getting behind the wheel.

10 Mistakes Even Savvy Stock Investors Make
Tweeter does not equal Twitter.

Don’t Count on Home Equity to Fund Retirement
Being realistic about the equity in your home.

Ways to Save: Best, worst buys at wholesale clubs
Do you really need that ten pound jar of peanuts?