Thursday’s need-to-know money news

services_billToday’s top story: The pros and cons of automatic bill payments. Also in the news: When it’s time to sell a mutual fund, what you need before you file your taxes, and when to consider locking your Social Security number.

Pros and Cons of Automatic Bill Payments
Convenience could come at a price.

5 Reasons to Sell a Mutual Fund
The five signs that point to sell.

What you need before you file your taxes
Gather all your documents.

Should You Lock Your Social Security Number?
Guarding against identity theft.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

bills-smallToday’s top story: What you need to know about auto-paying your bills. Also in the news: How to make a better plan for your money in 2016, often overlooked year-end tax tips, and every possible option for paying for college.

The Dos & Don’ts of Auto-Paying Your Bills
Attention still needs to be paid.

5 Ways to Make a Better Plan for Your Money in 2016
It’s all about planning.

Year-end tax tips that often go overlooked
More tax moves to make before the end of the year.

myFICO’s Financial Aid Guide Details Every Option for Paying for College
Learning the ropes.