Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Baffled by points and miles? Let the 80/20 rule guide you. Also in the news: How to turn around car payment trouble, 7 ways to make your money last in retirement, and 8 ways to save on wedding gifts.

Baffled by Points and Miles? Let the 80/20 Rule Guide You
The Pareto principle.

Car Payment Trouble? How to Turn It Around
Taking back control.

7 Ways to Make Your Money Last in Retirement
Budgeting for the future.

8 Ways to Save on Wedding Gifts
Great presents that won’t break the bank.

Q&A: Social Security minors’ benefits

Dear Liz: One thing I rarely see mentioned in discussions of when to take Social Security is the benefit for minors who are still in school. I took my benefit at 62. Social Security called me and told me that my daughter was eligible as well. We collected over $60,000 by the time she graduated […]

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Q&A: Don’t fall for Social Security phone scams

Dear Liz: I have just received a phone call advising me that my Social Security number “is about to be suspended” and that for help, I should call a certain number. Is this legitimate? Answer: No. Your Social Security number can’t be locked or suspended or any of the other dire-sounding consequences these robo-callers threaten. […]

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Q&A: Don’t expect timeshares to increase in value

Dear Liz: I’m trying to get rid of my timeshare. Do you have any suggestions for me, as a single mom, on making any money from this? Even a few grand would be nice (and yes, I’ve tried both Craigslist and EBay). I paid a whopping $15,000 in 2010, so it’s paid for, but annual […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 ways to make your money last in retirement. Also in the news: 5 money strategies for military deployments, 9 housing and mortgage trends for the rest of 2019, and how to protect yourself from gas pump skimmers. 7 Ways to Make Your Money Last in Retirement Strategies for the long haul. […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to share a deed without an ‘I Do.’ Also in the news: 15 financial tasks for those preparing for a baby, 5 myths about debt consolidation, and why you should always check your automatic bill payments. How to Share a Deed Without an ‘I Do’ Protecting your individual investments. Preparing for […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Pension lump sum or annuity? How to decide. Also in the news: 7 things college freshmen don’t need – and 10 they do, how to get your credit card’s annual fee waived, and exactly how much it will cost to retire well in every state in America. Pension Lump Sum or Annuity? […]

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Make your money last in retirement

Many people worry about running out of money in retirement. That’s understandable, since we don’t know how long we’ll live, what your future costs might be and what kind of returns we can expect on our savings. There are several ways, however, to boost the odds that your money will last as long as you […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Hot to curtail currency fees when paying for stuff abroad. Also in the news: Social Security myths, which grocery delivery subscription is the best deal, and why your investing plan really matters. How to Curtail Currency Fees When Paying for Stuff Abroad Saving a little extra. Don’t Believe These Social Security Myths […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What college students need to know about driving for Uber, Lyft. Also in the news: 4 beach vacations that maximize your points and miles, how to make your day at the ballpark a money-saving win, and how the opioid crisis is leading to elder financial abuse. What College Students Need to Know […]

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