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: How to save like a superhero. Also in the news: The best way to pay for your next flight, the big mistake one-third of credit card holders are making, and warnings about Amazon third-party accounts.

Save Like a Superhero: Roth IRAs and 529 Plans
Superpowered savings.

Cash or Points? The Best Way to Pay for Your Next Flight
NerdWallet’s 2017 Travel Card Study

The big mistake one-third of credit card holders are making
Stop wasting your rewards.

Beware Hacked Amazon Third-Party Accounts
Watch where you shop.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

o-CREDIT-REPORT-facebookToday’s top story: How to shop for a mortgage online. Also in the news: The risks of ignoring your credit score, websites that can help you save on hotels, and how you can meet the minimum credit card spending requirements while remaining frugal.

A Guide to Shopping for a Mortgage Online
The differences between applying online and in person.

The Financial Risk of Ignoring Your Credit Score
Needless to say, they’re big.

5 Websites That Will Help You Save on Hotels
Don’t overpay.

How Frugal Folks Can Meet Credit Card Spending Requirements
It’s important for your credit score.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

debt-freeToday’s top story: How to perform a debt autopsy. Also in the news: How to choose between leasing and financing a new vehicle, spring break travel tips, and how to tell if a credit card has a good interest rate.

If You Really Want to Kill Off Your Debt, Do a Debt Autopsy
Not nearly as scary as it sounds.

How to Choose Between Vehicle Leasing and Financing
Deciding what’s best for you.

12 Major Travel Sites Reveal How to Save on Top Spring Break Destinations
Spend less on travel and more on fun.

How to Tell If a Credit Card Has a Good Interest Rate
Do your research.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Energy_vampireToday’s top story: How to reduce your energy bill by killing off “energy vampires.” Also in the news: Tips on lowering your teen’s car insurance, hazards every student loan borrower should know, and what 2015’s retirement fund contribution limits will be.

This Tool Calculates How much You Pay for “Energy Vampires”
Driving a stake through your energy bill.

6 Tips to Lower the Cost of Your Teen’s Car Insurance
Unfortunately, they won’t lower your blood pressure.

6 Hazards Every Student Loan Borrower Should Beware Of
Don’t set yourself up for failure.

IRS Announces 2015 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits For 401(k)s And More
Find out what changes are in store.

The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets
Start strategizing for holiday travel.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Distinguishing between good and bad debt. Also in the news: How to fly for free, reducing your post-retirement cost of living, and protecting yourself from buying a lemon of a home.

When Your Student Loan Debt Shouldn’t Be Your First Priority
Learning the differences between good and bad debt.

How Our Family of 3 Will Fly Free for the Next 2 Years
It’s all about the points.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Post-Retirement Cost of Living
While reducing your stress at the same time.

Protect Yourself from Buying a Lemon of a Home
Don’t buy a money pit.

5 reasons to try a 2-week spending freeze
Give your savings a jump start.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to avoid charity scams. Also in the news: Money lessons from retirees, money-saving tips for travelers, and how a grandparents’ gift for college could ruin a student’s financial aid.

4 Ways to Avoid Charity Scams
Protecting your empathy from being preyed upon.

5 Financial Lessons from Retirees
Voices of experience.

3 Smart Money-Saving Tips For Your Travels
More money for souvenirs!

Grandparents’ 529 College Distributions Can Be a Ticking Time Bomb
A loving gesture which could ruin a student’s financial aid.

Laid Off? 5 Tips To Get Back On Your Feet
How not to become complacent during a layoff.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on CaneToday’s top story: How to manage your elderly parents’ money and protect them from identity theft. Also in the news: Changes to health savings accounts, open enrollment season, and personal finance tips from evil millionaires.

How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money
Protecting elderly parents from identity theft.

The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil Millionaires
Who better to learn from?

How to Make Smart Benefits Choices for 2014
How to approach open enrollment season for 2014.

7 Tips to Cut Flight Costs During the Holidays
How to arrive at your holiday destination for less.

Treasury Loosens Rules on Health Spending Accounts
Up to $500 can be rolled over to the next year IF your company offers the option.