Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Home affordability watch: the priciest and cheapest time zones. Also in the news: 5 things you don’t have to pay a tax preparer to do, cheap flights to Hawaii, and the 10 cities most prepared for retirement’s financial realities.

Home Affordability Watch: Priciest and Cheapest Time Zones
NerdWallet crunches the numbers.

5 Things You Don’t Have to Pay a Tax Preparer to Do
You can handle these on your own.

Say Aloha: Southwest Flights to Hawaii Are Now on Sale
Time for a vacation?

The 10 cities where seniors are the most prepared for retirement’s financial realities
Did yours make the list?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Here’s how much you should have saved by 30. Also in the news: Taking the smart investor’s vow: to buy and to hold, getting real about the cost of an average retirement, and the MyHeritage hack affects 92 million customers.

Here’s How Much You Should Have Saved by 30
The magic number.

Take the Smart Investor’s Vow: to Buy and to Hold
In it for the long haul.

Let’s Get Real: What an Average Retirement Costs
Breaking down the numbers.

MyHeritage hack affects 92 million customers, reveals more risks with genealogy sites
Another day, another data breach.