Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 tips to keep a landscaping project on time and under budget. Also in the news: The mortgage outlook for June, student loan interest rates to increase July 1st, and how to get Amazon Prime Day prices without a membership.

5 Tips to Keep a Landscaping Project on Time, Under Budget
DIY projects can give your yard a new look on a short timeline, even with a low budget.

Mortgage Outlook: June Rates Could Rise If Bond Market Acts Out
How things look for the month ahead.

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates to Increase July 1
Rates will rise to 3.73% for the 2021-22 academic year after the historic low of 2.75% for the past year.

How to Get Amazon Prime Day Deals Without Paying for a Membership
Prime Day is just around the corner.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: No credit? 3 steps to qualify for a great credit card. Also in the news:Ugrading your space while working at home means a call to your insurance agent, how to avoid impulse buying by disabling Amazon’s 1-Click ordering, and how to budget for long-term unemployment.

No Credit? 3 Steps to Qualify for a Great Credit Card
If you’re eager for a rewarding credit card but have little or no credit, these steps can help you qualify.
Upgrading Your Space While Stuck at Home? Get It Insured

Upgrading Your Space While Stuck at Home? Get It Insured
Notify your insurer ASAP.

Avoid Impulse Buying by Disabling Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering
Prime Day is coming up soon.

How to Budget for Long-Term Unemployment
Understand the steps for building a budget after experiencing a job loss.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How your vacation spending can help fund next year’s trip. Also in the news: How much you’ll really pay for that student loan, the 5 best and 5 worst states for retirement, and what NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day.

Record Summer Vacation Spending? Pay It Forward to Your Next Trip
Consider a travel rewards card.

How Much You’ll Really Pay for That Student Loan
Interest rates can be shocking.

Here are the 5 best and 5 worst states for retirement
Did yours make the list?

What NOT to buy on Amazon Prime Day
Not all sales are created equal.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: One couple’s journey from debt to $1.5 million in savings. Also in the news: What to buy and skip in July, Whole Foods joins Amazon’s Prime Day, and how the lawsuits against student loan service Navient could affect you.

One Couple’s Journey From Debt to $1.5 Million in Savings
Communication is key.

What to Buy (and Skip) in July
Making the most of midsummer sales.

Prime Day Alert: 10% Back at Whole Foods with Amazon Prime Visa
Whole Foods joins the Prime Day excitement.

How the lawsuits against student loan servicer Navient could affect you
Four states are currently suing the student loan giant.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

siblingsToday’s top story: How couples can talk about money without a blowup. Also in the news: Amazon Prime Day, tax mistakes to avoid, and how to make good financial decisions.

How Couples Can Talk Money Without a Blowup
Remembering what’s important.

Prime Day Kicks Off With Low Prices on Amazon Kindle, Echo and More
Bargain hunting.

11 Big Tax Mistakes to Avoid
Proceed with caution.

How to Make Good Financial Decisions
Thinking before you spend.