Monday’s need-to-know money news

1436536219414Today’s top story: Time to give your financial goals a midyear checkup. Also in the news: The statute of limitations on debt, how to save on child care, and financial concepts to teach your teen.

Give Your Financial Goals a Midyear Checkup
Checking your progress.

The Difference Between a Debt’s “Statute of Limitations” and Your Credit History
The debts that will not die.

7 Ways to Save on Child Care
Saving where you can.

5 Financial Concepts To Teach Your Teen Before High School Graduation
Get them on the right path before they leave for college.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

College SavingsToday’s top story: What to buy and what to skip in April. Also in the news: What all those terms and conditions you ignore really mean, how to save for a home when you have student debt, and steps for helping kids become financially savvy.

What to Buy (and Skip) in April
Spending your cash wisely.

What those terms and conditions really say
You could be giving up many consumer protections.

How To Save For A Home When You Have Student Debt
There are ways to manage both.

9 steps to helping kids and teens become financially savvy
A great way to celebrate National Financial Literacy month!

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: College financial aid advice for divorced families. Also in the news: Getting teens to save can have a long term payoff, bad money habits you need to break, and how to make living on a budget less of a slog.

College Financial Aid Advice For Divorced Families
Navigating through the financial aid maze.

Why Teen Savers Have More Financial Success Later in Life
Good financial habits at a young age can have lasting effects.

3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick
Kick them to the curb!

Peppy ways to fight budget burnout
Living on a budget doesn’t have to be drudgery.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

teen-creditToday’s top story: Finding the best credit card for your teenager. Also in the news: Financial date nights, what to do if you can’t pay your taxes, and keeping old credit cards on your credit history.

5 Credit Cards for Teens
How to make sure their first card is the right one.

Avoid money fights with financial date nights
Dinner, a movie, and money talk.

Can’t Pay Your Taxes? How to Get IRS Relief
Don’t ignore the problem.

Use Recurring Charges to Keep Old Credit Cards on Your Credit History
Avoid the ding of a closed account.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Deciphering your free credit scores. Also in the news: How to keep your frequent flier miles from expiring, the terms first-time homebuyers need to know, and why you should pay with a credit card, not debit, when renting a car.

How to Make Sense of All of Your Free Credit Scores
Know your range.

How to Prevent Your Miles from Expiring
Don’t let your miles go to waste.

10 Terms First-Time Homebuyers Should Know
Knowing how to talk to lenders.

Pay for Car Rentals With Credit, Not Debit, to Keep Your Score Intact
How to avoid a hard inquiry on your credit report.

How to get your teens on the right retirement track
It’s never too early.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

smartphones_financeToday’s top story: Americans and their 401(k) savings. Also in then news: How to make taxes easier with your smartphone, what you should know about long-term care insurance, and what to do if your teen is destined for bad credit.

Good News and Bad News for Americans’ 401(k) Savings
Get your hand out of the cookie jar.

Want to Make Taxes Easier? There’s an App for That
Apps that can help you track your receipts all year long.

What you need to know about long-term care insurance
Protecting you and your family.

4 warning signs your teen is destined for bad credit
How to get them back on the right path.

6 Things You’re Spending Too Much Money On
Finding cheaper alternatives.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to save on closing costs when buying a new home. Also in the news: Unnecessary credit cards fees, money management lessons for teens, and why you should never feel self-conscious about being frugal.

5 Ways to Save on Closing Costs
You’re already spending enough on the house.

Check Your Credit-Card Bills for These Added Fees
Your bank may owe you a refund.

5 Basic Money Management Lessons for Teens
If only they came in the form of text messages.

6 Reasons to Consider Semi-Retirement
Working part time could be good both financially and socially.

Why You Should Never Feel Self-Conscious About Being Frugal
Be proud of your money management!

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

budgetToday’s top story: How customizing your budget could be the key to success. Also in the news: Preparing yourself financially for a career change, products to make your teenagers money-savvy, and Home Depot confirms a months-long credit data breach.

How to Do a Budget: Customization Is Key
Tailoring your budget could be the key to its success.

5 Ways to Financially Prepare to Go After Your Dream Job
Getting ready to take the big leap.

4 Bank Products to Make Teens Money-Savvy
Prepare your teen to make wise financial choices.

Home Depot Confirms Computer Data System Breach
Retailer offers one year of free credit monitoring to customers.

6 Smart Ways to Use a Credit Card
Keeping yourself out of trouble.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What parents and students need to know about financial aid. Also in the news: Using your smartphone or tablet to clean up your finances, tax tips for procrastinators, and what to do when your teenager has become a financial disaster.

Eight Financial Aid Secrets That Parents And Students Need To Know
What you need to know before filling out the FAFSA.

12 Powerful Ways Data Can Help Clean Up Your Finances
Putting your smartphones and tablets to work.

6 tax tips for procrastinators
Tick-tock.

Help! My Teen is a Money Monster
What to do when your kid is out of financial control.

How to Budget For Health Care Expenses in Retirement
Health care expenses will eat up a significant part of your retirement savings.