Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A financial checklist for quitting your job. Also in the news: Is it better to reprice or refinance a loan, how to talk to a real human being at the IRS.

A Financial Checklist for Quitting Your Job
Plan your exit to maximize the time and money you’ve put in over the years.

Is It Better to Reprice or Refinance a Loan?
Repricing is often faster – and cheaper – than refinancing.

How to Talk to a Real Human Being at the IRS
Because continuously screaming “Agent” doesn’t always work.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

budgetToday’s top story: Time to start getting your finances ready for 2015. Also in the news: How to give yourself a holiday bonus, protecting yourself and your credit from “Santa Scams”, and an end-of-the-year financial checklist.

15 tips on turning your finances around in 2015
Start getting ready.

Give Yourself (not Uncle Sam) a Christmas Bonus
Time to look at your W-4.

Santa Claus Is Coming… for Your Credit Cards
Watch out for the Letters From Santa scam.

Your End-of-Year Financial Checklist
Starting 2015 off on the right foot.

3 Reasons Why You Just Can’t Stick to a Budget
And how to fix them.