Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to look at before investing in a friend’s business venture. Also in the news: How Apple makes airport security less painful for some travelers, why you should stop using coupons, and 17 huge red flags from personal finance ‘influencers.’

Should You Invest in a Friend’s Business?
Examine all angles before investing in a friend’s business venture.

Apple Makes Airport Security Less Painful for Some Travelers
Residents in Arizona can now add their driver’s license to Apple Wallet to show it to TSA in Phoenix. More states will follow.

You Should Stop Using Coupons
The whole reason coupons exist is to get you to spend more money—and it works.

17 Huge Red Flags From Personal Finance ‘Influencers’
There’s good advice out there, as long as you can tell the good financial influencers from the shady ones.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Amazon card emails were a mistake, not a hack, says issuer. Also in the news: 5 ways you’re shopping Cyber Monday all wrong, the next 4 weeks will deliver major discounts, and why you should warn your parents about gold and silver coin scams.

Amazon Card Emails Were a Mistake, Not a Hack, Says Issuer
Thousands received confusing emails.

5 Ways You’re Shopping Cyber Monday All Wrong
Coupons are key.

The Next 4 Weeks Will Deliver Major Discounts
What to buy (and skip) in December.

Warn Your Parents About Gold and Silver Coin Scams
Facebook ads are targeting seniors.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to trick yourself into saving money. Also in the news: Retirement savings for Millennials, how to save $5 a day, and how to plan for retirement as a single person.

Financial Experts Reveal 7 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money
You won’t even notice you’re doing it!

Millennial Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Retirement Saving
You won’t be young forever.

15 Ways to Save $5 a Day
$5 a day adds up quickly.

How to Plan for Retirement as a Single Person
Preparing for the future.

Beware the “Coupon High” That Makes You Spend More
Just because you have a coupon doesn’t mean you have to use it.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

images (1)Today’s top story: How to build credit at any age. Also in the news: The best length of time for car loans, getting the most from store reward programs, and what heirs need to know about reverse mortgages.

Am I Too Old to Build Credit?
No. Never.

Should you take on a six-year car loan?
Probably not.

How to Get the Maximum Value Out of Coupons and Loyalty Cards
Getting the most from that annoying loyalty card.

What Heirs Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages
How much will you have to pay back and when?

Whether to Wed: 5 Tax Issues Facing Same-Sex Couples
Come tax time, marriage equality doesn’t necessarily mean financial equality.