Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t hit the brakes on uninsured motorist coverage. Also in the news: Giving your child excellent credit, the pros and cons of telemedicine, and how to trim your tax burden.

Don’t Hit the Brakes on Uninsured Motorist Coverage
Protect yourself from the unexpected.

Sean Talks Money: How to Give Your Child Excellent Credit
Making sure they’re on the right track.

Online Medicine: What to Know Before You Sign Up
The pros and cons of telemedicine.

Trim your tax burden by deducting phone, Internet bills
Take advantage of all the deductibles.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Americans don’t know much about taxes – or that they might get them done for free. Also in the news: 19 ways to save on a wedding, why you shouldn’t buy a salvage title car, and 8 tax tips for people with disabilities (and their caregivers).

Americans Don’t Know Much About Taxes — or That They Might Get Them Done for Free
Stop paying unnecessary tax expenses.

19 Ways to Save on a Wedding
Saving on the wedding means more money for the future.

Why You Shouldn’t (Usually) Buy a Salvage Title Car
Proceed with an abundance of caution.

8 Tax Tips for People With Disabilities (and Their Caregivers)
Maximizing your deductions and making the process easier.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

common-retirement-mistakesToday’s top story: How to tell if your 401(k) is a dud. Also in the news: How to find unclaimed property, great tax deductions for retirees, and how to sneak more savings into your budget.

How To Tell If Your 401(k) Is a Dud
Reviving your retirement fund.

Are You Owed Money From a Forgotten Bank Account?
You could have unclaimed property.

5 Great Tax Deductions and Credits for Retirees
Maximizing your deductions.

How to Sneak More Savings Into Your Budget
You won’t even notice it’s gone.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to determine what your car payment should be. Also in the news: Itemizing vs. standard deductions, what to do with old electronics, and quirky ways to save money this summer.

How to Decide What Your Car Payment Should Be
Determining what you can afford.

How to Decide on Itemizing vs. the Standard Deduction
Deciding which deduction works best for you.

What to Do With Old Electronics
Clearing your personal information.

17 Quirky Ways To Save Extra Money This Summer
No-money Mondays!

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How small choices can have a big impact on your finances. Also in the news: 9 things that can trigger an IRS audit, how to organize your financial documents, and 10 tax breaks for homeowners.

Small Choices Have a Big Impact on Your Finances
Why some become rich and others stay broke.

9 Things That Could Trigger an IRS Audit
How to avoid a second look.

How to Organize Your Financial Documents
Tackling that huge pile of paper on your desk.

10 homeowner tax breaks you should be taking advantage of
Don’t leave money on the table.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Protecting your assets from a car accident. Also in the news: Why having a single credit card just for bills can make fraud less disruptive, big tax breaks for homeowners, and last-minute moves to trim your tax bill.

How to Protect Your Assets in the Event of a Car Accident
Paying the heavy price of someone else’s accident.

Having a Just-for-Bills Credit Card Makes Fraud a Little Less Disruptive
Keeping the chaos contained.

7 big tax breaks for homeowners
The amount of money you can save may surprise you.

Last-Minute Moves That Can Trim Your Tax Bill
The clock is ticking.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to save money while repaying Parent PLUS loans. Also in the news: Why your dog needs liability insurance, where you’re paying more in fees than you should be, and how to itemize common tax deductions.

Got Parent PLUS Loans? Save Money With These Alternative Payment Plans
Repayment plans that could save you money.

Why Your Dog Needs Liability Insurance
Fido’s bite could cost you big bucks.

6 Places You’re Paying More In Fees Than You Have To
Fighting back against the nickel-and-diming.

The Right Way to Itemize These Common Tax Deductions
Don’t pay more than necessary.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

indexToday’s top story: The lies we tell to save a little money. Also in the news: The danger of confusing personal and business expenses on your taxes, how $1,000 invested at birth could be a game changer, and five changes you need to know about this year’s taxes.

Survey: Men, Students, Parents Among Those Most Likely to Say Money Lies Are OK
The lies we tell to save a little cash.

Confusing Personal With Business On Your Taxes Can Mean IRS Penalties Or Jail
Be careful where you list those deductions.

How $1,000 Invested at Birth Could Change Everything
Could “KidSave” accounts be the answer to retirement nest eggs?

5 Changes You Must Know About Before Filing Your Taxes This Year
More than just the filing date has changed.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

hidden-fees1Today’s top story: Why personal loans with no credit checks are a very bad idea. Also in the news: What business expenses are tax-deductible, free apps to track your spending, and when it makes sense to hire a tax preparer.

Personal Loans With No Credit Check: A Very Bad Idea
If it seems too good to be true, it is.

What Business Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?
What small business owners need to know.

12 Free Apps To Track Your Spending And How To Pick The Best One For You
Tracking at your fingertips.

12 Times When It Makes Sense to Hire a Tax Preparer
When it’s time to call in the big guns.