Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why brand loyalty makes some blind to retail cards’ flaws. Also in the news: The good, the bad and the budget of destination weddings, how to save on central air, and what to know about your insurance when you’re on vacation.

Why Brand Loyalty Makes Some Blind to Retail Cards’ Flaws
Your favorite store card could come with a whopping interest rate.

Destination Weddings: The Good, the Bad and the Budget
Exchanging vows on vacation.

The Cost to Install Central Air and 3 Ways to Save
Staying cool for less.

What to Know About Your Insurance When You’re on Vacation
What is and isn’t covered.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Your store credit card wants to be your everyday card. Also in the news: Weathering life’s storms with an affordable disaster kit, how to wring the most business value from a personal loan, and which industries could feel the bite of a trade war.

Your Store Credit Card Wants to Be Your Everyday Card
Making the rewards more enticing.

Weather Life’s Storms With an Affordable Disaster Kit
Don’t be caught unprepared.

How to Wring the Most Business Value From a Personal Loan
Making a personal loan pay off.

These U.S. industries could feel the bite of a trade war
Is yours one of them?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 questions to ask before getting your favorite brand’s credit card. Also in the news: 7 ways to save on concert tickets, why you should try slow travel at least once, and where you have the best chance of finding a free checking account.

6 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Favorite Brand’s Credit Card
Are the rewards worth the interest rate?

7 Ways to Save on Concert Tickets
Concert season has begun.

Why You Should Try Slow Travel at Least Once
How to savor your vacation.

Here’s where you have the best chance of finding a free checking account
Credit unions are your best shot.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How that new store card could torpedo your credit score. Also in the news: Insuring expensive gifts, the right mortgage to ask, and how to quickly figure out how much spending money you’ll have for the year.

That New Store Card Could Torpedo Your Credit Score
That immediate discount could cost you in the long run.

Splurged on an Expensive Gift? Don’t Forget to Insure It
Protect your purchase.

13 Mortgage Questions to Ask — and the Answers You Want
Everything you need to know.

How to Quickly Figure Out How Much Spending Money You’ll Have for the Year
Calculating discretionary income.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: 5 browser extensions to save you money and time. Also in the news: The pros and cons of store cards, what effect Donald Trump will have on student loans, and the best and worst gift cards to buy this year.

5 Browser Extensions to Save You Money and Time
Making your browser work for you.

Store Credit Card Applications Surge During the Holidays — But Should You Get One?
The pros and cons.

Ask Brianna: Will Trump Hurt or Help My Student Debt?
What loan holders should expect.

The Best and Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Year, Based on Discounts and Popularity
Get the most bang for your buck.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

money-vacation-saveToday’s top story: How leaving a 401(k) behind after a job change could cost you. Also in the news: A debt avalanche, the five best store credit cards, and money-saving tips for your next family vacation.

Leaving 401(k) Behind After Job Change Could Be Costly
You CAN take it with you.

What Is a Debt Avalanche?
Yesterday’s debt snowball just got a lot bigger.

The 5 best store credit cards
Who has the best perks?

3 money-saving tips for your next family trip
Leaving more money for souvenirs!

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Pile of Credit CardsToday’s top story: The hidden bonuses of paying off credit card debt. Also in the news: Financial tips for the sandwich generation, how to start preparing your taxes, and the changes coming to your credit card perks.

The Hidden Bonus of Paying Off Credit Card Debt
Your credit score will thank you for it.

The Sandwich Generation: 5 C’s To Deal With Your Financial Challenges
The financial challenges of taking care of your young and old.

11 Tax Moves Every Taxpayer Should Make Before the End of the Year
Time to get organized.

Big Changes Coming for Your Credit Card Perks
What’s in and what’s out.

6 questions to ask before getting a store credit card
Know what you’re signing up for.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to improve your credit score by strategically using your credit cards. Also in the news: Avoiding common debt traps, five store credit cards you should avoid, and what to do when your financial situation leads to depression.

7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit
How to use your cards to improve your credit score.

Pay, Spend, Pay: How This Debt Mistake Can Set You Back
Avoiding the debt trap.

Don’t get credit cards from these 5 stores
Not unless you’re comfortable with interest rates in the mid-twenties.

7 Steps to Defeat Money Depression
What to do when financial stress gets the best of you.

How To Compare Home Insurance Companies
How to make sure you get the right policy for your home.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Mistakes to avoid while holiday shopping. Also in the news: Maximizing your retirement goals, conversations to avoid during the holidays, and five store credit cards that are worth applying for.

5 Holiday Money Mistakes
Don’t let your purchases be driven by guilt.

Three must-dos to maximize retirement goals
Getting the most from your retirement planning.

5 Money Conversations You Should Never Have During the Holidays
AKA How to avoid a food fight.

5 Store Credit Cards That Are Worth It
Finding the cards with the most benefits.

Roth or Regular: Which IRA Should You Choose
Solving the IRA puzzle.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The dangers lurking behind Black Friday shopping. Also in the news: How to resist splurging during the holidays, the pros and cons of tech warranties, and what you need to know before signing up for a store credit card.

5 Dangers of Black Friday Shopping
One of the favorite days of identity thieves everywhere!

7 Ways To Resist The Urge To Splurge During The Holidays
Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it.

Spending: What you need to know about tech warranties
Protecting your latest bright and shiny gadget.

5 Things to Know Before Signing Up for a Store Credit Card
Too many store cards can damage your credit.

4 Tips to Begin the Estate-Planning Process
Having a thorough plan is an essential.