Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Rent-to-Own: Be informed before you sign. Also in the news: How Rent-A-Center torments customers, the pros and cons of subscription meal boxes, and how to “credit surf” to score huge reward bonuses.

Rent-to-Own: Be Informed Before You Sign
Reading the fine print.

Kicking in Doors and Crushing Credit: How Rent-A-Center Torments Customers
Renter beware.

Are Those Subscription Meal Boxes Right for You?
The pros and cons.

How to “Credit Surf” to Score Huge Rewards Bonuses
Racking up points.