Monday’s need-to-know money news

interest-rates-300x225Today’s top story: What you need to know about a potential interest rate hike. Also in the news: An education tax credit that could save you $2500, how to save money on your next vacation, and how to calculate how much you’ll lose by cashing out an old 401(k).

Rates Are About to Rise: Here’s What You Need to Know
Be prepared.

Could an educational tax credit save you $2,500 this year?
Let’s find out.

5 ways to save money on your next vacation
Alternatives to coming home broke.

This Calculator Shows How Much You’ll Lose by Cashing Out an Old 401(k)
Should you cash out?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

california lottery ticketHelping your kids out of credit card trouble, what to do with the $500 you just won on a scratch ticket, and protecting your home while you’re on vacation.

My Kid’s in Credit Card Debt. What Do I Do?
The best way to help your kid begin to manage their debt.

How to Replace Important Documents
Whether lost to thieves or mother nature, these steps will help you replace your vital documents.

What the Unbundling of Airline Fees Means for Your Wallet
Want a guaranteed window seat? It’s going to cost you.

Jackpot! Six Tips to Managing a Windfall
Someone has to win the lottery eventually!

Are You Leaving the Door Open to Thieves?
Don’t come home to a nightmare after your vacation.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Handsome man in garageTips on summer finances, the dangers of excessive mortgages and how not to turn your home into a money pit.

How to Save More Money This Month
Six ideas to help you get through June without breaking the bank.

No, You Shouldn’t Take Out the Largest Mortgage Possible
Don’t be tempted by still-low mortgage rates.

How to Give Your Finances a Summer Makeover
Ten tips on strengthening your finances over the summer months.

Nail Your Home Renovation Budget
How to ensure your home does not become a money pit.

How to Avoid a Summer Vacation Disaster
Don’t let your summer vacation turn into a summer nightmare.