Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How student loan default can gut your paycheck. Also in the news: Changing your screen habits from time-wasting to money-saving, 5 tips for cutting the cost of having your taxes done, and what to do about a surprise student loan bill.

How Student Loan Default Can Gut Your Paycheck
Avoiding wage garnishment.

Change Your Screen Habits From Time-Wasting to Money-Saving
Using your apps to be more productive.

5 Tips for Cutting the Cost of Having Your Taxes Done
Free help could be available.

What to Do About a Surprise Student Loan Bill
Don’t ignore the mail.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 tips for cutting the cost of having your taxes done. Also in the news: How to find the dirt on your tax preparer, making the most of a gig economy to pay down debt, and 11 smart ways to spend your tax refund.

5 Tips for Cutting the Cost of Having Your Taxes Done
How to rein in the costs.

How to Find the Dirt on Your Tax Preparer
Don’t give your info to just anyone.

How I Ditched Debt: Making the Most of a Gig Economy
A woman pays down over $25K in three years.

11 smart ways to spend your tax refund, according to personal finance experts
Don’t think of it as a windfall.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 2018 US Olympians open up about their money struggles. Also in the news: Tax forms to know about before filing your return, how to keep your tax preparer from hating you, and 10 cities where taxpayers receive the fattest refund checks.

2018 US Olympians Open Up About Money Struggles
Star athletes paid very little.

Tax Forms to Know About Before Filing Your Return
The most popular forms, explained.

How to Keep Your Tax Preparer From Hating You
Come prepared.

10 cities where taxpayers receive the fattest refund checks
Did yours make the list?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Can’t refinance student loans? Try these tactics. Also in the news: 10-word answers to your biggest car insurance questions, 5 foods that raise blood pressure – and life insurance rates, and 5 ways to save on preparing your taxes.

Can’t Refinance Student Loans? Try These Tactics
Looking at the alternatives.

10-Word Answers (or Less!) to Your Biggest Car Insurance Questions
Short and sweet.

5 Foods That Raise Blood Pressure — and Life Insurance Rates
That burger could spike more than just your blood pressure.

5 ways to save on preparing your taxes
Keeping more of your money.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 things you should know about the Dow hitting 20,000. Also in the news: Starting 2017 with a financial cleanse, how to protect your finances during a divorce, and tax-preparation tips for early birds.

3 Things You Should Know About the Dow Hitting 20,000
Breaking the 20K mark.

Start 2017 With a Financial Cleanse
Resetting your financial baseline.

4 Ways to Protect Your Finances During a Divorce
Protecting yourself during a difficult time.

January Tax-Preparation Tips for Early Birds
Getting an early start.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

services_billToday’s top story: The pros and cons of automatic bill payments. Also in the news: When it’s time to sell a mutual fund, what you need before you file your taxes, and when to consider locking your Social Security number.

Pros and Cons of Automatic Bill Payments
Convenience could come at a price.

5 Reasons to Sell a Mutual Fund
The five signs that point to sell.

What you need before you file your taxes
Gather all your documents.

Should You Lock Your Social Security Number?
Guarding against identity theft.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

financial doomToday’s top story: How to jump-start your 2016 debt repayment plan. Also in the news: Money resolutions for 2016, how banks fail to stop elder abuse, and how three folders can make your tax preparation easier.

3 Ways to Jump-Start Your Debt Repayment Plan in 2016
No time to waste.

7 Money Resolutions To Make In 2016
Time to tackle your financial goals.

How banks fail to stop elder abuse
What’s holding them back?

Make Tax Prep Easier With a Three Folder System
Getting your paperwork in order.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

bills-smallToday’s top story: What you need to know about auto-paying your bills. Also in the news: How to make a better plan for your money in 2016, often overlooked year-end tax tips, and every possible option for paying for college.

The Dos & Don’ts of Auto-Paying Your Bills
Attention still needs to be paid.

5 Ways to Make a Better Plan for Your Money in 2016
It’s all about planning.

Year-end tax tips that often go overlooked
More tax moves to make before the end of the year.

myFICO’s Financial Aid Guide Details Every Option for Paying for College
Learning the ropes.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

taxesToday’s top story: Should you do your own taxes or hire a professional? Also in the news: How to be a frugal foodie, why you should check all three of your credit reports, and what to expect if you get audited.

Tax Preparer Vs. Software: How To Choose
Deciding whether to get help or go it alone.

8 Ways to Be a More Frugal Foodie
Eating well doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

Checking All 3 Credit Reports Pays Off
Don’t assume they’re all the same.

What to Expect if Your Tax Return Gets Audited
First, don’t panic.

3 Terrifying Things Cybercriminals Can Hack
It goes way beyond your computer.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to get organized for tax season. Also in the news: Credit report myths, the coverage perks hiding in your insurance policy, and how your credit card can be stolen without you noticing.

Getting Organized for Tax Preparation
Get your folders ready.

Nine credit report myths you need to know
Time for some credit report mythbusting.

7 Perks Hiding in Your Insurance Policy
Surprising protections that could come in handy.

5 Ways Your Credit Card Can Be Stolen Right Under Your Nose
You won’t even notice until it’s too late.

How to reduce retirement anxiety
Don’t wait until retirement to secure your post-retirement paycheck.