Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 8 tax breaks expiring at the end of 2013. Also in the news: How to monitor your credit after a data breach, when it makes sense to have credit card debt, and could cheaper insurance convince you to buy a self-driving car?

8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013
Teachers aren’t going to like this.

How to Monitor Your Credit After a Data Breach
Vigilance is key.

When Does It Make Sense to Have Credit Card Debt?
Credit card debt isn’t always a bad thing.

Will cheaper insurance sway you toward a self-driving car?
Are you ready to let someone (or something) else do the driving?

10 ways to avoid car-buying gotchas
Be prepared to walk away.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundSurviving unemployment, the pros and cons of taking a personal loan to pay off credit card debt, and where your state ranks on the list of America’s most debt-free.

How to survive a job loss
Tips on how to get through one of life’s most difficult times.

Use Personal Loan to Cut Credit Card Debt?
Is trading one debt for another a smart idea?

4 signs of financial immaturity in teens
Could your teen already be on the road to financial ruin?

6 Financial Mistakes We Don’t Make Anymore (and 2 We Still Do)
What financial mistakes are we still making in the “new normal”?

The Most Debt-Free States in America
This list may surprise you.