Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The best credit cards for the forgetful. Also in the news: How special financing deals can end up costing you more, why leasing cars may be better for retirees, and what to do when someone has stolen your tax refund.

4 Credit Cards for the Forgetful
Avoiding the fees for your forgetfulness.

3 Sneaky Ways Special Financing Deals Cost You More
Deferred interest can catch up with you.

Retirees can simplify by leasing their cars
Lower upfront costs can help retirees.

Help! Someone Stole My Tax Refund!
Don’t delay in taking action.

20 Life-Changing Money Lessons You Learn in Your 30s
Retirement isn’t as far away as your may think.

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  1. On your car leasing article that is posted I have a question. What if you have an older parent. One parent is deceased and the other one decides to lease a vehicle. If they lease a vehicle for 36 months and die before the 36 month lease is up what happens at that point? Can the car just be returned to the dealership, since they have passed away or is the estate responsible for the remaining payments?

    • Liz Weston says

      Returning the car to the dealership likely would be considered an “early termination” that could trigger all kinds of penalties and fees. If you’re in this situation, talk to the company that extended the lease (NOT the dealership) and get your alternatives in writing.