Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 late-filing tax mistakes you need to avoid. Also in the news: Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn’t a good idea, collection agencies are getting another shot at your back taxes, and filing a tax extension to buy more time.

6 Late-Filing Tax Mistakes You Need to Avoid
Common mistakes to watch out for.

Paying Taxes by Credit Card Probably Isn’t a Good Idea
You’ll pay for the convenience.

Collection Agencies Get Another Shot at Your Back Taxes

Don’t Panic, File a Tax Extension to Buy More Time
Take a deep breath.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to prevent identity theft. Also in the news: The costs that are often overlooked when deciding to rent or buy, reasons to file a tax extension, and how you’re using your credit card incorrectly.

How to Prevent Identity Theft
Staying one step ahead.

The Major Costs People Often Overlook When Deciding to Rent or Buy
What you need to taje into consideration.

6 Reasons to File a Tax Extension
Beyond procrastination.

5 Ways You’re Using Your Credit Card Wrong
Bad credit habits you should kick.

6 times it’s more expensive to be a woman
Happy International Women’s Day!

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

medical concept -  stethoscope over the dollar billsToday’s top story: How to estimate your major medical costs. Also in the news: Financial planning for the child-free, steps to take before buying a car, and hacks to winterize your home and cut your heating bills.

How to Predict the Size of Your Next Major Medical Bill
Doing your research can save you from sticker shock.

No Kids? You’re Not Off the Hook for Financial Planning
Steps to take if you’re child-free.

Financial steps to take before buying a car
Prepare yourself for the tricks of the dealership.

Filed A Federal Tax Extension? 7 Money Must-Dos Before October 15
Tick tock…

13 Hacks to Winterize Your Home – and Trim Your Heating Bill
Winter is coming…and not just to Westeros.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

bigstock-U-s-Income-Tax-Return-Form-28476797-e1390508229663Today’s top story: How to finish your taxes before the deadline. Also in the news: How to file for a tax extension, when your employer can check your credit, and why you need to pay close attention to your parents’ financial advisors.

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Finishing Your Taxes
The clock is ticking.

How to File for an Extension
Buying some time.

When Can Employers Check Your Credit?
Far less often than you might think.

Hidden Dangers With Aging Parents’ Financial Advisors
Paying close attention is vital.

The Ultimate Tax Day Guide: Post Office Hours, Freebies and Expert Tax Refund Tips
Free shredding!

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Student-LoansToday’s top story: Little known ways to get your student loans forgiven. Also in the news: What to do when you can’t pay your taxes on time, tools that can help you build wealth for the future, and great ideas for you tax refund.

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven
Do you qualify?

When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes On Time
Ignoring them will only make matters worse.

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future
Looking at the long term.

11 Great Ideas for Your Tax Refund
The $10,000 Apple Watch isn’t one of them.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

returnToday’s top story: The Heartbleed bug is worse than originally thought. Also in the news: How to get a tax extension, mistakes to avoid in your rush to file, and the best personal finance tools.

Heartbleed: Why Changing Your Passwords Isn’t Enough
Welcome to the web’s worst nightmare.

How to get more time to file your tax return
An extension can save you money in the long run.

5 Tax Mistakes for Last-Minutes Filers to Avoid
Don’t get sloppy while playing “Beat the Clock”.

Five of the Best Personal Finance Tools
Users share their favorites.