Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The increase in identity theft makes checking your credit an absolute necessity. Also in the news: How to prepare your college freshman for financial realities, how to pay off your debt for good, and five ways small businesses can get the most out of their credit cards.

Another Reason You Really Need to Remember to Check Your Credit
Staying on top of your credit is absolutely vital.

How to Prepare Your Child for the Financial Realities of Freshman Year
Better get used to ramen, kid.

Step-By-Step Guide: How To Pay Off Debt For Good
Could this method work for you?

Small-Business Credit Card Basics: 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Card
Always paying on time is key.

Review and Improve Your Budget With These Three Questions
Using your money on what truly matters most.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

635522783074355959-holiday-cardsToday’s top story: The most dangerous threat to your identity. Also in the news: How to stop living paycheck-to-paycheck, how to improve your credit score by separating business from pleasure, and the Social Security fix that could hurt your retirement.

The Most Dangerous Identity Theft Threat
What you need to watch out for.

How to Stop Living the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Lifestyle
Time to start saving.

Will Fixing Social Security Hurt Your Retirement?
How a fix could hurt your bottom line.

How to Improve Your Credit Score by Separating Business From Pleasure
Separate expense categories are essential.

If You Hired Mo’ Money Taxes To Prepare Your Return, You Continue To Have Mo’ Problems
Catchy commercial, bad company.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to protect your bank account. Also in the news: How to financially survive moving, how to rebuild your credit, and how to curb your impulse buying.

5 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Bank Account
Defending your assets.

Married and moving? Heed these money tips
Packing is stressful enough.

How to build, or rebuild your credit
Starting over.

Put a 30-Day Delay on All Impulse Purchases to Ensure You Really Need It
Find out how much you really want it.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What happens if you get caught lying on your FAFSA? Also in the news: Why your financial life is a mess, which interest rate you should choose, and the credit score every small business owner should understand.

What Happens If You Lie on Your FAFSA?
Resist the temptation.

Fixed or Variable: Which Interest Rate Should You Choose?
Which interest rate is best for you?

The Credit Score Every Small Business Owner Needs to Understand
Introducing the FICO SBSS.

Top Seven Reasons Why Your Financial Life Is A Mess
Getting your financial house in order.

If You Won’t Remember Something in a Week, Don’t Buy It
Smart advice.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

401k-planToday’s top story: How to choose the right 401K plan. Also in the news: Money losses you can’t claim on your taxes, the benefits of prepaying your mortgage, and how to survive living on a budget.

Do You Have the Right 401K?
Picking the plan that’s right for you.

These Money Losses Won’t Help You at Tax Time
Losses you can’t write off.

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?
Prepaying could put more money in your pocket.

5 Strategies That Make it More Fun to Live on a Budget
It doesn’t have to be miserable.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

8.6.13.CheckupToday’s top story: It’s time for your midyear financial checkup! Also in the news: Credit card vows for newlyweds, how your credit score could affect your auto insurance rates, and the surprising affects of credit card debt.

A Guide to Your Mid-Year Financial Checkup
How’s your year going so far?

6 Credit Card Vows Every Newlywed Couple Should Make
Saying “I Do” to a budget.

Study: Credit scores impact auto insurance
A low score could mean higher premiums.

5 Weird Ways Credit Card Debt Can Hurt You
Where you’d least expect it.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

taxesToday’s top story: How to save money on your taxes by deducting work-related expenses. Also in the news: Learning about financial therapy, decreasing credit card limits, and financial advice for baby boomers.

How IRS Form 2106 Can Save You Money on Taxes
Deducting the work expenses your employer doesn’t cover.

What You Should Know About Financial Therapy
Getting to the deeper root of money issues.

The Average Credit Card Limit Is Dropping: What It Means for You
Lower limits across the board.

Five Easy Pieces of Financial Advice for Baby Boomers
Planning for the road ahead.

5 Reasons Every Boomer Should Stick to a Budget
More important now more than ever.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: A major data breach hits the IRS. Also in the news: Protecting your credit while traveling overseas, how to build an emergency budget, and how to prepare financially to become a stay-at-home parent.

Identity Thieves Got Private Data for 104,000 U.S. Taxpayers
Another week, another massive data breach.

4 Ways to Protect Your Credit Back Home While Traveling Overseas
How to avoid coming home to a mess.

How to Build an Emergency Budget (and Why You Need One)
Handling the unexpected.

How to Get Financially Ready to Be a Stay-at-Home Parent
Preparing for a major life change.

4 Ways To Avoid Outliving Your Nest Egg
Timing is everything.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: The best credit cards for new homeowners. Also in the news: Determining the right time to retire, what items you should buy in large quantities to save money, and finding a bank that offers the best protection for its customers.

5 Credit Cards for New Homeowners
How to save money on one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make.

How to Know When Retirement is Right for You and Your Family
Timing is everything.

10 Items to Always Buy in Large Quantities
Buying in bulk can help you stick to a budget.

Top 10 Banks That Offer The Best Customer Protection
Protecting your personal information and your assets.