Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 5 holiday disasters that are covered by home insurance. Also in the news: How to get started on a post-pandemic budget recovery plan, a new episode of the Smart Money podcast on lessons listeners learned during the pandemic, and 3 mistakes to avoid when you buy a recreational vehicle.

5 Holiday Disasters That Are Covered by Home Insurance
Here’s how home insurance pays for fires, stolen gifts and other seasonal disasters.

How to Get Started on a Post-Pandemic Budget Recovery Plan
Rebuilding emergency funds, paying off debt and planning for the next crisis are top strategies for 2021.

Smart Money Podcast: Listeners Share Money Lessons From the Pandemic
Insights from our listeners.

Three mistakes to avoid when you buy a recreational vehicle

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Financial lessons we’ve learned while staying at home. Also in the news: 6 ways your investments can fund racial justice, how to organize important documents simply and safely, and see if you qualify for public service loan forgiveness with this tool.

Financial Lessons We’ve Learned While Staying at Home
Emergency funds are critical.

6 Ways Your Investments Can Fund Racial Justice
Putting your portfolio to work.

How to organize important documents simply and safely
What to keep and for how long.

See if You Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness With This Tool
The criteria is strict.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: What your credit score doesn’t say about your finances. Also in the news: Putting yourself on a money diet, financial lessons to master before 40, and what to do if you actually win tonight’s Powerball jackpot.

4 Things Your Credit Score Doesn’t Say About You
What isn’t revealed.

How to Put Yourself on a Money Diet
Getting in financial shape.

8 personal finance lessons you must master by age 40
Putting yourself in a better position for retirement.

What to Do with the Money If You Actually Win Tonight’s Powerball Jackpot
After you stop screaming.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

refinancingToday’s top story: Fees to watch out for when buying a home. Also in the news: How to request a tax extension, original ways to spend your tax refund, and what we can learn about finances from Game of Thrones.

6 Fees to Look Out for When Buying a Home
As if the home didn’t cost enough already!

How to ask for a tax extension
Don’t avoid the issue.

7 Slightly Original Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund
Still not a $10,000 Apple Watch.

Experts Cull Financial Lessons From ‘Game of Thrones’
The Lannisters always pay their debts, and so should you.

How to Rebuild Your Finances After Draining Your Emergency Fund
How to start over.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Learning what identity thieves want you to do. Also in the news: Saving money as a wedding guest, market myths that can make you poorer, and how to manage your money emotions.

5 Things Identity Thieves Want You to Do
How to do the opposite.

Tips to Save Money as a Wedding Guest
How to celebrate the happy couple without going broke.

7 market myths that make investors poorer

How to Manage Your Money Emotions
Reining in emotional spending.

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 30s (Did You?)
It’s never too late.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Dollar mazeFinancial advice from Woody Allen, how to avoid living off of ramen noodles in college, and what happens to your credit after a short sale.

12 Personal Finance Lessons, Broken Down, In Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’
Financial wisdom can come from some pretty odd places.

How to Manage the Costs of College Life
Manage your money correctly and you won’t have to live off of ramen noodles.

9 Ways to Save on Sports Tickets
The less you spend on sports tickets, the more you can spend on souvenirs!

Beware escalator clause when homebuying
What to do if you find yourself in a bidding war.

How Long Does It Take to Rebuild My Credit After a Short Sale?
Unfortunately, it’s going to take a while.