Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: When debt relief does more harm than good. Also in the news: New ways to get more money for your old car, back-to-school tips for avoiding child identity theft, and the top sacrifices made by ‘super savers’.

When Debt Relief Does More Harm Than Good
The behavior has to change, too.

New ways to get more for your old car.
Online buyers make offers in minutes — a safety net for car shoppers wondering what their trade-in is really worth.

Back-to-School Tips for Avoiding Child Identity Theft
Teaching your kids about internet security.

Here are the top sacrifices made by ‘super savers’
Increase your savings by following these tips.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How first-home shoppers can keep a cool head in a hot market. Also in the news: When debt relief does more harm than good, how to make a debt-free switch to cashless payments, and what to know before using buy now, pay later financing.

How First-Home Shoppers Can Keep a Cool Head in a Hot Market
Know what to expect, stick to your budget and priorities, and don’t let anxiety get the upper hand.

When Debt Relief Does More Harm Than Good
There are risks involved.

How to Make a Debt-Free Switch to Cashless Payments
Tracking your spending, using prepaid cards and setting low credit limits can help you avoid debt when you switch to using more digital payment methods.

What to Know Before Using Buy Now, Pay Later Financing
Look for high interest rates and fees.