Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Helping after a disaster: will your insurance protect you? Also in the news: How to prevent credit card photo-bombs on your social media, Millennials are falling for young stocks, and how to lift or cancel a credit freeze.

Helping After a Disaster: Will Your Insurance Protect You?
What you need to know.

Prevent Credit Card Photo-Bombs on Your Social Media
Don’t overshare.

Millennials Are Falling for Young Stocks. Will It End in Tears?
Picking trendy stocks?

How to Lift or Cancel a Credit Freeze
Important info post-Equifax breach.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 credit card alerts worth setting up now. Also in the news: Why you shouldn’t necessarily max out your 401(k), how your social media apps want to help you send money, and what you should know about cryptocurrency.

3 Credit Card Alerts Worth Setting Up Now
Handling your cards more responsibly.

You Should Max Out Your 401(k), Right? Not So Fast
Things to consider.

Your Social Media Apps Want to Help You Send Money
It’s as simple as a text.

What You Should Know About Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin, LiteCoin and the rest.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

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140814_juris_usps-jpg-crop-promo-mediumlargeToday’s top story: What to do with the extra money from the rise in median income. Also in the news: Post office banking could be the next big thing, household debt is creeping back up to recession levels, and the pros and cons of posting your consumer complaint on social media.

Median Income Is Up: Here’s What to Do With That Extra Money
Using it wisely.

Post Office Banking: An Old Idea Getting New Life
Making banking super convenient.

Household Debt Slowly Creeping Back Up to Recession Levels
What that increase means.

Should You Post Your Consumer Complaint on Twitter or Facebook?
The pros and cons of public shaming.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

money-under-mattress-istock-630x434Today’s top story: The high cost of being unbanked. Also in the news: What you need to ask when choosing a mortgage broker, how getting a car loan can affect your credit, and how your Facebook account can ruin your finances.

The Cost of Being Unbanked: Hundreds of Dollars a Year, Always One Step Behind
No more stuffing your money under your mattress.

4 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing a Mortgage Broker
Getting the important answers.

How Getting a Car Loan Can Affect Your Credit
For good or for bad.

How your Facebook account can slowly destroy your finances
The modern day Keeping Up with the Joneses.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

love-and-moneyToday’s top story: How to fall in love with your finances. Also in the news: Filing your taxes for free, the worst money mistakes you can make in the name of love, and how you can create a will for your social media accounts.

To Fall in Love With Your Finances, Do This
It’s like Match.com for your money.

IRS Free File 101 – How to File your Taxes for Free
Why pay for the privilege of paying.

7 Worst Money Mistakes People Make in the Name of Love
How to protect both your finances and your love life.

You Can Now Create a Will for Your Facebook Profile
Leaving a digital legacy.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

RelationshipThe craziness of prescription drug pricing, how financial stress can tax your mind, and why that friend you play Candy Crush with could be ruining your credit score.

$37 to $162: The Strange World of Birth Control Pill Prices
How to shop wisely for your prescriptions.

5 Subscriptions You Could Be Paying Less For
Surprising ways to save money on the services you use every day.

Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet
Worrying about bills could cost you a few IQ points.

Facebook friends could change your credit score
It might be time for a friend list culling.

4 Credit Moves to Finish Your Summer on a High Note
Ending the summer with a financial bang.