Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Ace back-to-school shopping with six smart moves. Also in the news: How to prepare for the next recession, how a remodeling project changes your property tax bill and adding more cash investments to your portfolio.

Ace Back-to-School Shopping With 6 Smart Moves
Avoiding the splurge trap.

How to Get Ready for the Next Recession Now
Making your finances recession-proof.

How a Remodeling Project Changes Your Property Tax Bill
Upgrades mean an uptick in home value.

Interest rates are going up. Is it time for more cash investments in your portfolio?
The appeal of cash investments is growing.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 wrong ideas you might have about financial planning. Also in the news: Bringing retirement savings goals closer, tips for back-to-school shopping, and how to kick your adult child out of the house.

5 Wrong Ideas You Might Have About Financial Planning
It’s not just for rich people.

If You Can’t Picture Retirement, Bring Savings Goals Closer
Saving for freedom.

Cross Items Off Your Back-to-School List With These Tips

How to Kick Your Adult Child Out of the House
Placing limits on your generosity.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 tactics to help car-buying newbies bargain like a boss. Also in the news: 5 ways to save energy during the dog days of summer, what you need to know about buying a house in 2018, and how a freelancer turned dog sitting into a successful side gig.

7 Tactics to Help Car-Buying Newbies Bargain Like a Boss
Don’t be intimidated.

5 Ways to Save Energy During the Dog Days of Summer
Staying cool.

Buying a House in 2018: What You Need to Know
Things have changed a bit.

How a Freelancer Turned Dog Sitting Into a Successful Side Gig
Getting your side hustle on.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How replacement window costs add up. Also in the news: Hiring a vacation photographer, how to fight about money and stay madly in love, and 5 things to do first if you win tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot.

How Replacement Window Costs Add Up
Things to take into consideration.

So Long, Selfie Stick. For Better Vacation Photos, Go With a Pro
Hiring a vacation photographer.

How to Fight About Money and Stay Madly in Love
Don’t let money come between you.

5 things to do first if you hit the $512 million Mega Millions jackpot
Besides jumping up and down on the couch.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t let your love of logos become a financial faux pas. Also in the news: No-sweat solutions to save money on car fixes, what it’s like to use a financial advisor, and overlooking a risk in your home could cost you nearly $10,000.

Don’t Let Your Love of Logos Become a Financial Faux Pas
A pricey new trend.

5 No-Sweat Solutions to Save Money on Car Fixes
Break out the toolbox.

What’s It Like to Use a Financial Advisor?
Help for planning your financial future.

Overlooking this risk in your home could cost you nearly $10,000
Don’r drown in bills.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Bartenders spill secrets for keeping your tab in check. Also in the news: How a remodeling project changes your property tax bill, tips for back-to-school shopping, and how to use your bank’s automatic transfer tools to make budgeting easy.

Bartenders Spill Secrets for Keeping Your Tab in Check
Avoiding a financial hangover.

How a Remodeling Project Changes Your Property Tax Bill
That new bathroom just increased your home’s value.

Cross Items Off Your Back-to-School List With These Tips
Almost time to go back to school.

How to Use Your Bank’s Automatic Transfer Tools to Make Budgeting Easy
Automating your banking can make saving money easier.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to protect your money from criminals. Also in the news: How to fight about money and stay madly in love, how to have “the talk” about finances with your parents, and deciding to reroute some of your retirement savings to pay for a house.

Banking Has Changed, but Criminals Haven’t — Here’s How to Protect Your Money
Staying on guard.

How to Fight About Money and Stay Madly in Love
Don’t let money get in the way.

Have ‘The Talk’ About Finances With Your Parents Already
Having the tough conversations.

Should You Reroute Some of Your Retirement Savings to Pay for a House?
One of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: This could be the biggest blow to your retirement. Also in the news: How one couple ditched their debt, why good credit is essential when remodeling a home, and how to apply for a credit card with no credit.

This Could Be the Biggest Blow to Your Retirement
The battle with healthcare costs.

How I Ditched Debt: ‘It Became Like a Game to Us’
One couple’s story.

Remodeling Your Home? Good Credit Offers a Strong Foundation
The better the credit, the better the offers.

How to Apply for a Credit Card With No Credit Score
Exploring the options.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 9 unsung ways to earn airline miles for free. Also in the news: 5 ways not to blow a financial windfall, 5 ways to save at summer music festivals, and the best credit cards for grocery and dining out rewards.

9 Unsung Ways to Earn Airline Miles for Free
Racking up miles while on the ground.

5 Ways Not to Blow a Financial Windfall
Using your newfound money wisely.

5 Ways to Save at Summer Music Festivals
Skip the ten dollar water.

The Best Credit Cards for Grocery and Dining Out Rewards
How to maximize your rewards.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Shady industry finds new ways to charge student borrowers. Also in the news: A guide to garage door installation costs, athleisure vacations, and how to split the bill when eating out with friends.

Shady Industry Finds New Way to Charge Student Borrowers
A new company is offering loans to cover fees.

A Guide to Garage Door Installation Cost
Reducing your costs.

On an Athleisure Trip, See the Sights and Stay in Shape
And how to do it for less.

How to Split the Bill When You’re Eating Out With Friends
Handling the awkward moment.