Friday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on CaneToday’s top story: The warning signs of elder financial exploitation. Also in the news: Five harmless things that can hurt your credit, news apps to help college and financial aid searches, and what to do if you win the lottery.

Warning Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation
How to detect financial exploitation of our seniors.

5 Seemingly Harmless Things That Can Hurt Your Credit
How library fees and traffic tickets can ding your credit score.

20 new apps to help your college and financial aid search
Finding financial aid from your smart phone.

7 Painless Ways to Cut Expenses in Retirement
Ways to cut back without feeling the pinch.

Spending: What you need to know about winning a lottery
Someone has to win.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundHow to avoid wrecking your credit, using your credit card to support your pet causes, and the most underrated jobs in America.

5 Habits That Can Wreck Your Credit
Complacency is a credit killer.

5 Tips to Help 50-Somethings Make Ends Meet
These tips can also help ease the transition into retirement.

How to Pick a Socially Responsible Credit Card
How your credit card can benefit the causes you support.

3 Ways to Make Your References Most Effective
Getting the most from your former employers.

What are the most underrated jobs?
What do a librarian, EMT and accountant have in common?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Dollar mazeBecoming financially savvy at a young age, how to make your money last through your retirement, and how being a football fan penalizes your wallet.

Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults
The earlier you become financially savvy, the better the payoff.

Making your money last through retirement
Tips on how to stretch your savings over the course of your retirement.

Freeze Your Assets: How to Force Yourself to Stop Overspending
By “freeze your assets”, we’re talking literally freezing.

5 ways credit scores impact retirement
Being retired doesn’t mean you should ignore your credit score.

The high cost of being a football fan
Watching your favorite team can take a big hit on your wallet.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

RelationshipThe craziness of prescription drug pricing, how financial stress can tax your mind, and why that friend you play Candy Crush with could be ruining your credit score.

$37 to $162: The Strange World of Birth Control Pill Prices
How to shop wisely for your prescriptions.

5 Subscriptions You Could Be Paying Less For
Surprising ways to save money on the services you use every day.

Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet
Worrying about bills could cost you a few IQ points.

Facebook friends could change your credit score
It might be time for a friend list culling.

4 Credit Moves to Finish Your Summer on a High Note
Ending the summer with a financial bang.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Chevy VoltPreparing for rising interest rates, making your charitable donations go further, and why having extra liability coverage is essential.

Extra liability coverage is cheap, cheap, cheap
Buying as much car insurance as humanly possible is essential.

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Personal Finances
Simple things you can do to take control.

Charitable Donation Tips for Boomers
Establishing a charitable plan can make your donations go further.

Top 10 fastest-growing jobs in the U.S.
Thinking of changing careers? Try one of these.

How to Prepare for Rising Interest Rates
After years of record lows, the party is almost over.