Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Family travel insurance might save your 2022 trip budget. Also in the news: The case for flying on low-demand days, how an attorney in Seattle got their student loans forgiven, and a look at the antiquated dower rights. Family Travel Insurance Might Save Your 2022 Trip Budget Some travel insurance covers children […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money new

Today’s top story: Should you use a reverse mortgage to pay for long-term care? Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on giving family and friends money, a look at the Metro affordability report for first-time buyers, and the easiest ways to make your cell phone bill cheaper. Should You […]

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Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to make sure you’re insured for summer activities. Also in the news: Alternatives to business loans, making a home inventory for insurance claims, and the best credit cards for people with bad credit. How to Make Sure You’re Insured for Summer Activities Having the right insurance coverage can help you enjoy […]

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Q&A: How to start an IRA for your new Gen Z college graduate

Dear Liz: My son is about to graduate from college and, as a present, I want to use $10,000 to start an IRA for him. But which is better? A Roth or a standard IRA? Answer: Congratulations to both of you! Starting a retirement account is a great idea, but you should be aware of […]

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Q&A: How to get tax return copies

Dear Liz: Isn’t it the duty of an accountant to send their client the final tax forms that they filed with the IRS and the state? My accountant keeps “forgetting” to do so, and I’ve called him twice to do this. I’m not sure if his constant “forgetfulness” is due to laziness or a health […]

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Q&A: Why credit scores drop suddenly

Dear Liz: The same thing happened to me as to the person in your column whose credit score dropped more than 100 points after large purchases. We bought plane tickets for international travel and our credit score took a significant but temporary hit. This also happened when we made a charitable gift by credit card. […]

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Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t let your first car be a $30K mistake. Also in the news: House Democrats push Treasury, IRS for repeal of rule blocking state and local taxes cap workaround, should you use a reverse mortgage to pay for long-term care, and the easiest way to make your cell phone bill cheaper. Don’t […]

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Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Mortgage rates are in for a bumpy ride in June. Also in the news: Should you get a home equity line of credit, common myths about travel insurance, and what to do (and not do) if you’re ever fired or laid off. Mortgage Rates Are In for a Bumpy Ride in June […]

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Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 6 common myths about travel insurance and what it covers. Also in the news: Is Disney travel insurance worth the cost, 2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel and the best fast food apps for getting free stuff. 6 Common Myths About Travel Insurance and What It Covers Travel insurance isn’t a […]

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Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to avoid bad money advice. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on being creative with money, how to pay for summer fun, and 25% of Americans are delaying retirement due to inflation. How to Avoid Bad Money Advice We are surrounded by bad money advice, […]

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