Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The consequences of never checking your credit report. Also in the news: How your smart phone can help your budget, how bad America is at saving for college, and are memberships to big box stores worth it?

What Happens if I Never Check My Credit Report?
You really, really don’t want to do that.

How Your Phone Can Boost Your Budgeting
Savings at your fingertips.

How Bad Is America at Saving for College?
Needs improvement.

What Member Discount Programs are Worth the Cost?
Are the gigantic packs of toilet paper worth it?

In 30 Minutes, She Cut Her Credit Card Debt by $3,128
Negotiating skills are a must.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: The best online budgeting tools. Also in the news: How to choose between a 15 or 30 year mortgage, what to do when your home is underwater, and simple ways to raise your credit score.

The 5 Best Online Budgeting Tools to Help You Save Money
Tools that could help keep more money in your wallet.

30-year mortgage, or 15? 5 questions to help you choose
Deciding which mortgage works best for you.

What to Do if You Owe More Than Your Home is Worth?
How not to drown when your home is underwater.

Simple Ways to Raise Your Credit Score
It’s easier than you think.

Will Paying Bills Before They Arrive Help My Credit?
If paying bills late hurts your credit, shouldn’t the opposite be true?