Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Wipe out credit card debt by setting SMART goals. Also in the news: What the Schwab-TD Ameritrade deal could mean for you, 5 financial tasks you should tackle by year-end, and how to get back on track after an early retirement withdrawal.

Wipe Out Credit Card Debt by Setting SMART Goals
Tackling your debt head on.

What the Schwab-TD Ameritrade Deal Could Mean for You
Two of the largest online discount brokers are merging.

5 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle by Year-End
Starting 2020 on the right foot.

How to Get Back on Track After an Early Retirement Withdrawal
Regaining your long-term savings.