Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 pieces of popular tax advice that are actually baloney. Also in the news: VW aims to plug into nostalgia with the electric bus, Social Security is underpaying thousands of widows and widowers, and 33% of Americans don’t have more savings than credit card debt.

5 Pieces of Popular Tax Advice That Are Actually Baloney
Popularity doesn’t make them true.

VW Aims to Plug Into Nostalgia With Electric Bus
We’re going back to the 60’s.

Social Security underpays thousands of widows and widowers
Claiming a larger benefit.

33% of Americans do not have more savings than credit card debt
A third of the country is in trouble.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Why you shouldn’t be spooked by student loans. Also in the news: A judge approves a $14.7 billion dollar settlement in the VW Diesel scandal, the new low down on low down payment mortgage programs, and how personal finance chatbots could help you control your spending.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Spooked by Student Loans
Don’t be afraid.

Judge Approves $14.7 Billion Settlement in VW Diesel Scandal
What this means for VW owners.

The Low Down on New Low Down Payment Mortgage Programs
What you need to know.

How Personal Finance Chatbots Could Help You Get Your Spending Under Control
Your new financial best friend.