Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Student loan interest rates go up July 1st. Also in the news: Chase rolls out an all-mobile banking app, 5 ways your friendships can blossom on a budget, and how to make living with your parents pay off.

Student Loan Interest Rates Go Up July 1
Prepare for an increase.

Chase Rolls Out All-Mobile Banking App. Is It for You?
All of your banking done on your phone.

5 Ways Your Friendships Can Blossom on a Budget
Don’t let student loans cramp your style.

How to Make Living With Your Parents Pay Off Financially
Start building your savings.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What 3 Big Brother winners did with their $500K payday. Also in the news: Financial wisdom for young adults, 3 ways to avoid a bad student loan, and when to hire a mortgage broker.

What 3 ‘Big Brother’ Winners Did After Their $500K Payday
What happened when the cameras were turned off.

It’s Not All About Money: Financial Wisdom for Young Adults
How to think about money as you begin adulthood.

3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Student Loan
Take a close look at the fine print.

When to Hire a Mortgage Broker
When to bring in the middleman.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Shady industry finds new ways to charge student borrowers. Also in the news: A guide to garage door installation costs, athleisure vacations, and how to split the bill when eating out with friends.

Shady Industry Finds New Way to Charge Student Borrowers
A new company is offering loans to cover fees.

A Guide to Garage Door Installation Cost
Reducing your costs.

On an Athleisure Trip, See the Sights and Stay in Shape
And how to do it for less.

How to Split the Bill When You’re Eating Out With Friends
Handling the awkward moment.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Nondeductible IRA – for when you’re too rich for a regular one. Also in the news: How to get more bang for your beauty buck, how to know if your pet will dig a subscription box, and the 2018 FAFSA deadline is approaching.

Nondeductible IRA: For When You’re Too Rich for a Regular One
No more deducting your contributions.

How to Get More Bang for Your Beauty Buck
Staying on trend and on budget.

How to Know if Your Pet Will Dig a Subscription Box
Content is key.

The 2018 FAFSA Deadline Is Approaching
June 30th.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 proven ways to increase your home’s value. Also in the news: Paying off debt while saving for retirement, fresh ways to save some green at the farmer’s market, and how some employers are helping to pay student loans in order to attract workers.

5 Proven Ways to Increase Home Value
Enhancing your curb appeal and interior.

Q: Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement? A: Both
You don’t have to choose.

Fresh Ways to Save Some Green at the Farmers Market
Avoiding high prices at the supermarket.

Employers Help Pay Student Loans to Attract Workers
Now that’s a perk.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Does the CFPB still care about students? Also in the news: How to use your tax return to map out a better financial future, paring down the price of a move to a new state, and 6 strategies to get a divorce without going broke.

Does the CFPB Still Care About Students?
Borrowers could be losing protection.

Use Your Tax Return to Map Out a Better Financial Future
Using your tax refund strategically.

Pare Down the Price of a Move to a New State
Finding ways to cut costs.

6 strategies to get a divorce without going broke
How to avoid a big bill.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Fighting auto loan bias, despite Congress. Also in the news: What you should tell your financial advisor, how much you should spend on a Mother’s Day gift, and why you shouldn’t pay anyone to help with your student loans.

You Can Fight Auto Loan Bias, Despite Congress’ Reversal
Preapprovals are key.

What You Should Tell Your Financial Advisor
Everything they need to know.

How Much Should You Spend on a Mother’s Day Gift?
Making Mom happy.

Don’t Pay Anyone to ‘Help’ You With Your Student Loans
Beware of scams.

Why you shouldn’t co-sign your grandkid’s student loan

College financial aid offers have been sent out, and the traditional May 1 deadline for high school seniors to pick their schools is fast approaching. That means all across this great land of ours, grandparents are getting hit up by would-be college students desperate to use their elders’ good credit.

Federal student loans don’t require co-signers, but private student loans typically do. If the student’s parents don’t have good credit scores or aren’t willing to co-sign, a loving grandparent may be asked to step in. In my latest for the Associated Press, why grandparents need to say no to co-signing student loans.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Beat the retiree crowds to these 5 places abroad. Also in the news: Better options for student loan repayments, the pros and cons of travel loans, and why millennials are piling up debt to keep up with their friends.

Beat the Retiree Crowds to These 5 Places Abroad
Before they become popular.

Student Loans: Are You Making Repayment Harder?
Finding better options.

Fly Now, Pay Later: Are Travel Loans a Good Deal?
Convenience comes at a cost.

Millennials Pile Up Debt To Keep Up With Their Friends, Survey Finds
FOMO.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How not to run out of money in retirement. Also in the news: How bountiful is tax-loss harvesting, what the (almost) end of credit card signatures means for you, and how your spouse’s student loans affect you.

How Not to Run Out of Money in Retirement
Making it through the long haul.

How Bountiful Is Tax-Loss Harvesting?
A gimmick or an advantage?

What the (Almost) End of Credit Card Signatures Means for You
Less time at the register.

How Your Spouse’s Student Loans Affect You
Everything from taxes to mortgages.