Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 tax tips for new college grads. Also in the news: Why many people don’t know the cost of bad credit, how to travel on the cheap, and the death of payday loans.

7 Tax Tips for New College Grads
It’s a whole new tax world.

How Costly Is Bad Credit? Many Don’t Know, Survey Shows
A look at just how expensive bad credit can be.

To Travel Cheap, Steer Clear of These Booking Flubs
Don’t make these mistakes.

Payday loans are dying. Problem solved? Not quite
The slow death of payday lending.

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

Image9Today’s top story: Summer tax tips to avoid surprises in April. Also in the news: Common savings mistakes you can fix right now, why mobile banking is only as safe as your app, and four ways Millennials are smarter about money than Baby Boomers.

5 Summer Tax Tips to Avoid Surprises in April
It’s never too early to start.

3 Common Saving Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now
Easy fixes.

From download to deposit, mobile banking only as safe as your app
Protecting your information.

Four Ways Millennials are Smarter About Money Than Boomers
They’re all about the budgets.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

635522783074355959-holiday-cardsToday’s top story: Finding the best credit monitoring service. Also in the news: The best move to make at tax time, how to get the best financial aid package, and how to keep your digital transactions safe.

How to Compare Free Credit Monitoring Offers
With credit theft becoming a near daily occurrence, it’s important to keep an eye on yours.

The Single Best Move to Make At Tax Time
Time to beef up your emergency fund.

4 insider tips to get the best financial aid package
How to make paying for college less traumatic.

5 Ways to Protect Your Digital Wallet
Keeping your online transactions safe.

How to Live Richly When You’re Feeling Broke
Cutting costs without cutting your favorites.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to protect your Social Security number from identity thieves. Also in the news: How to conquer your student debt, the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and tax tips from the experts.

3 Ways to Protect Your Social Security Number From ID Theft
Think of your Social Security number as the combination to a safe.

Four New Ways To Conquer Student Debt
You can do it!

Earned Income Tax Credit Could Pay Off
If you didn’t make a significant amount of money last year, this tax credit could come in handy.

Countdown to Tax Day: WalletHub’s 2015 Expert Tips
Only twelve days left to go!

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: What you need to know about IRA conversions and college financial aid. Also in the news: Avoiding costly tax mistakes, tips for buying a home when you’re in debt, and five things you didn’t know about a 529 plan.

Roth IRA Conversions And College Aid: Timing Is Everything
How a conversion could affect your child’s financial aid eligibility.

Ten Tax Tips to Avoid Costly Mistakes
Pay close attention to detail.

2 Strategies for Buying a Home When You’re in Debt
The important questions you need to ask yourself.

5 Secrets You Didn’t Know About A 529 Plan
The sooner you begin saving, the better.

How TransUnion’s IPO Could Affect Your Credit Score
What going public could mean for you.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: A dangerous new type of identity theft is on the rise. Also in the news: Tax breaks overlooked by small business owners, how CD loans could cover short-term needs, and the first thing to do when you get a new credit card.

The Surprising Kind of Identity Theft You Probably Haven’t Heard Of
Medical identity theft is wreaking havoc.

5 Tax Breaks Overlooked By Small Business Owners
Don’t miss out.

CD Loans Offer an Alternative to Cover Short-Term Needs
The pros and cons.

The First Thing to Do When You Get a New Credit Card
Don’t just put it in your wallet.

5 Financial Things Everyone Should Do in Their 20s
Starting off on the right foot.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

bank_fee1Today’s top story: Beware the dirty tricks of student loan collectors. Also in the news: Tax tips, the best strategy for holiday shopping, and busting some digital banking myths.

Watch Out for These Student Loan Debt Collectors’ Dirty Tricks
Stay on your toes.

Beat the Crowd With This Smart Year-End Tax Move
Understanding capital losses.

Top 5 Digital Banking Myths
Time for some mythbusting.

The Best Strategies for Your Final Holiday Shopping Countdown
The war plan for holiday shopping.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Taking Out Student Loans
Hindsight is your best friend/worst enemy.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How credit cards can hurt your credit without charging a dime. Also in the news: Protecting yourself from tax scammers, top 10 tax tips for individuals, and five things that could trigger a larger tax bill.

Why Applying for Lots of Credit Cards Can Hurt Your Credit
Hard inquiries can lower your score.

E-Filing Your Taxes? Here’s How to Protect Yourself from Scammers
Keeping your information safe.

Top 10 tax tips for individual taxpayers
AICPA’s top 10 tax tips

5 Things That Could Trigger a Bigger Tax Bill
Some of these may surprise you.

How To Manage Your Biggest Investment: Your Kids
You’ll spend at least a quarter of a million dollars on your kid.