Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Regretting your Equifax settlement choice? You can change it. Also in the news: What to buy (and skip) in August, considering CDs as savings interest rates fall, and how to wean your adult child off your credit cards.

Regrets About Your Equifax Settlement Choice? You Can Change It
You might want that credit monitoring after all.

What to Buy (and Skip) in August
Let the back-to-school shopping begin.

When Savings Rates Fall, CDs Might Appeal
Interest on savings is about to take a dive.

How to Wean Your Adult Child Off Your Credit Cards
Setting an expiration date.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Is your debt good or bad? Also in the news: How to get a copy of your tax returns or an IRS transcript, why you might not get $125 in Equifax settlement money, and 13 tips for throwing a budget-friendly kid’s birthday party.

Is Your Debt ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’? It Depends
How to determine what you’re dealing with.

How to Get an IRS Transcript or Copy of Your Tax Return
Keep a copy handy.

Why You Might Not Get $125 in Equifax Settlement Money
Don’t spend that money just yet.

13 Tips for Throwing a Budget-Friendly Kid’s Birthday Party
Cut costs without cutting the fun.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What you might get from the Equifax data breach settlement. Also in the news: 5 logical credit moves that can lead to trouble, 8 money mistakes newlyweds make, and how to decide if you should get a cash-back credit card.

What You Might Get From the Equifax Data Breach Settlement
150 million consumers were affected.

5 ‘Logical’ Credit Moves That Can Lead to Trouble
Common sense doesn’t always apply.

8 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Make
Don’t start off married life on the wrong foot.

Should You Get a Cash-Back Credit Card?
How to decide which card is best for you.