Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Being a loyal customer can score you free food. Also in the news: The average retirement savings by age, what to buy (and skip in September, and where your $100 goes furthest in the United States.

When Being a Loyal Customer = Free Food
Perks are plentiful.

The Average Retirement Savings by Age and Why You Need More
Do you have enough?

What to Buy (and Skip) in September
Finding fall bargains.

Want the most for your $100? Avoid San Jose
Consider West Virginia.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Zap the fees that eat away at your wealth. Also in the news: Back-to-school sales for adults, the average retirement savings by age, and how to get free financial advice.

Zap the Fees That Eat Away at Your Wealth
Americans pay close to $400,000 in fees over their lifetime.

You’re Never Too Old for a Good Back-to-School Sale
Stock up on clothes and accessories.

The Average Retirement Savings by Age and Why You Need More
You can never have enough savings for retirement.

How to Get Free Financial Advice
It’s readily available.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The average retirement savings by age and why you need more. Also in the news: What hotel credit card upgrades mean for your bottom line, why banks are still playing with financial fire, and the pros and cons of prenups.

The Average Retirement Savings by Age and Why You Need More
How close are you?

What Hotel Credit Card Upgrades Mean for Your Bottom Line
Hotel credit cards are getting a makeover.

After ’08 Meltdown, Banks Still Play With Financial Fire
Lessons unlearned.

The Pros and Cons of Prenups
One touchy subject.