Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Finding the best strategy to pay off your debt. Also in the news: The best way to use your tax refund, the credit scores needed in order to obtain a mortgage, and how to get rid of your bad money habits. refund

What’s the Best Debt Payoff Strategy for You?
You need to have a gameplan.

Eight ways to use your tax refund wisely
Oddly enough, purchasing a Harley is not on the list.

How Many Credit Scores Do You Need to Get a Mortgage?
Start with one from all three credit bureaus.

3 Simple Steps to Help Change Bad Money Habits
Identifying your triggers is essential.

How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
Four steps that will help give you some breathing room.


  1. Hi Liz – I have you on my Facebook ‘feed’. I always enjoy reading what you publish. I have a request: I’m a CPA (in private practice as a consultant) the problem is big now and will get even bigger and that is eldercare financial abuse. I would love the opportunity to ‘preach’ on this subject because if you read the Global report on Fraud latest publication – it is pretty bad. I feel so sorry for people who are too sick or old to take care of their finances and then get defrauded by unscrupulous ‘financial advisers’ or more often family or friends.

    How can all personal finance ‘students’ get this message out? and help the growing number of aging Americans?