Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to make saving for retirement easier. Also in the news: How to talk to a robo-advisor, switching from a debit card to a credit card, and why homebuyers with lower credit scores can pay thousands in extra mortgage costs.

Make Saving for Retirement Easier — Invest Some Fun
Taking the sting out of saving.

How to Talk to a Robo-Advisor
Getting the most from this innovative service.

How (and Why) I Persuaded My Husband to Switch to a Credit Card
Playing the rewards game.

Study: Homebuyers with lower credit scores pay extra $21,000 in mortgage costs
Work on your credit score before buying.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

taxesToday’s top story: What you need to look for in a tax professional. Also in the news: Banks made $11 billion dollars in overdraft fees in 2015, strategies for starting out with student debt, and how to balance saving for college and retirement.

What to Look for in a Tax Professional
Finding the right person to trust.

Banks Made $11 Billion From Overdraft Fees Last Year
How much of it was yours?

Strategies For When You’re Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt
Starting off on the right foot.

Balancing Act: Strategically Saving For College And Retirement
Finding a way to do both.