Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A simple way to help your credit. Also in the news: Financial fasting, the best financial resolutions for the New Year, and why you’re not being paid what you’re worth.

What’s the Simplest Thing I Can Do to Help My Credit?
This one thing could make a huge difference.

Should You Go on a Financial Fast?
It’s like a diet for your wallet.

The Most Successful Financial New Year’s Resolutions
Which resolutions work and which ones don’t.

5 Reasons You’re Making Less Money than You Should
Stop undervaluing your worth.

ObamaCare and early retirement
How Obamacare could help you retire early.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 expenses that vanish when you retire. Also in the news: earning extra cash for the holidays, money mistakes to avoid in your 40’s and 7 questions to ask before you retire.

7 Expenses That Vanish During Retirement
Time to kiss commuting expenses goodbye!

7 Things Your Credit Score Doesn’t Reveal
The source of your debt is one of them.

Ready to Retire? Answer these 7 Questions First
Seven questions you need to answer before handing in your papers.

How to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays
Legitimate ways to earn money from home for the holidays.

Money Mistakes You Can’t Make In Your 40s
Starting with having too much credit card debt.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A bill in front of Congress could change the way credit scores are calculated. Also in the news: Lifehacks for your wallet, how using your middle name could hurt your credit rating, and how to save money on Halloween Costumes.

How Your Middle Name Could Hurt Your Credit
The slightest variation in your name could damage your credit.

6 Frightfully Frugal Halloween Costumes
Don’t let your wallet get tricked.

11 Life Hacks — For Your Wallet
Some creative tips to help you save money.

Should credit scores include rent and cable bills?
Congress could revamp the way credit scores are calculated.

8 Tips for Saving Money While Traveling This Holiday Season
Holiday travel without the holiday headaches.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Chevy VoltPlaying mortgage tag, how to protect your accounts from cyber spies, and surviving the dreaded audit.

The bank that rejects the most mortgages
A rejection at one bank could still mean approval at another.

3 Accounts That Could Hurt Your Credit Score
Looking beyond credit cards.

How to prevent financial snooping
How to keep your accounts safe from prying eyes.

How to survive an IRS audit
Tips on getting through the financial turmoil of an audit.

The Pros and Cons of Assuming a Car Lease
Weighing your options before you get behind the wheel.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

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5 Myths About Disability Insurance
Mythbusting an essential.

Steps to Protect Finances of Those with Alzheimer’s
Help for those in the difficult role of being a financial caretaker.

How to Develop the Hireable Skills You’ll Actually Need After College
Learning skills that will pay off in both the job and the real world.

What Mike Tyson Can Teach Us About Retirement
The important of keeping your guard up.

Does Getting Approved for a Credit Card Help Your Credit Score?
How opening a new credit card can help your credit score.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

How Boomers should prepare for Obamacare, the right time to purchase life insurance, and how to keep scammers away from your grandparents’ life savings.

Credit Check 1Six Things Boomers Need to Know About Obamacare
Enrollment begins on October 1st.

Knowing When You Need Life Insurance
It’s likely sooner than you think.

Your Kids And Money: Teaching The Value Of A Dollar
Can giving your child an allowance teach them financial responsibility?

Will Making Minimum Payments Damage Your Credit Score?
Understanding the formulation of your credit score.

The Good News: Your Grandson Isn’t In Peruvian Prison. The Bad News: You Just Lost $250K
Protecting Grandma and Grandpa from scammers.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

creditWhich debts you should settle before applying for a mortgage, what to glean from your free credit report, and why crowdfunding is no longer just for opening a new coffee shop.

The Right Way to Pay Off Debt to Get a Mortgage
Which debts you should pay off before trying to get a mortgage.

The Ten Commandments of Personal Finance
Ways to avoid financial confession.

4 things you don’t know about 529 plans
What you should know before withdrawing funds from the popular college savings program.

5 lessons from free credit score notices
Things to keep in mind while reviewing your free credit reports.

Crowdfunding for Student Loan Debt?
Could the Kickstarter method be used to paid down student loans?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Dollar mazeBecoming financially savvy at a young age, how to make your money last through your retirement, and how being a football fan penalizes your wallet.

Personal Finance Tips for Young Adults
The earlier you become financially savvy, the better the payoff.

Making your money last through retirement
Tips on how to stretch your savings over the course of your retirement.

Freeze Your Assets: How to Force Yourself to Stop Overspending
By “freeze your assets”, we’re talking literally freezing.

5 ways credit scores impact retirement
Being retired doesn’t mean you should ignore your credit score.

The high cost of being a football fan
Watching your favorite team can take a big hit on your wallet.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

RelationshipThe craziness of prescription drug pricing, how financial stress can tax your mind, and why that friend you play Candy Crush with could be ruining your credit score.

$37 to $162: The Strange World of Birth Control Pill Prices
How to shop wisely for your prescriptions.

5 Subscriptions You Could Be Paying Less For
Surprising ways to save money on the services you use every day.

Financial stress may hit your brain and wallet
Worrying about bills could cost you a few IQ points.

Facebook friends could change your credit score
It might be time for a friend list culling.

4 Credit Moves to Finish Your Summer on a High Note
Ending the summer with a financial bang.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

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Could talking to a therapist help your financial woes?

5 Mistakes You Make When Managing Your Debt
The necessary strategies for managing your debt.

7 Ways To Be A Good Financial Role Model
Setting a good financial example for your kids.

Don’t get ripped off by credit card skimming at gas pumps
Avoiding financial and identity theft at the pump.

Credit score killers
How to beat these credit score slayers.