Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: When and why you should open a CD. Also in the news: Increase credit limits now in case the economy worsens later, and if it is possible to live without credit cards, debit cards, and cash apps.

Ask a Nerd: When and Why Should I Open a CD?
Certificates of deposit are having a moment, but they’re best for specific savings goals.

Increase Credit Limits Now in Case the Economy Worsens Later
Consider increasing available credit on credit cards when your accounts and the economy are still in good standing.

Is It Possible to Live Without Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Cash Apps?
Cash is the ultimate in anonymity—but it’s tough to live without a card or payment apps these days.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Know your rights if the IRS breaks the rules. Also in the news: How to avoid an early withdrawal penalty on a CD, could Amazon Go change the way we shop, and how much community college students save by state.

Know Your Rights if the IRS Breaks the Rules
You can fight back.

How to Avoid a CD Early Withdrawal Penalty
Look for more flexible options.

Tap, Shop, Walk. Could Amazon Go Change the Way We Buy?
Stores without checkout lanes?

How Much Money Community College Students Save, Depending on the State
Where does yours rank?