Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Are Medicare Advantage plans worth the risk? Also in the news: 4 ways women can invest in other women, 4 market headwinds facing first-time buyers, and 9 million Americans will get letters about missing stimulus checks.

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Worth the Risk?
Medicare Advantage plans offer extra coverage, usually at no cost, but you may pay more if you get sick.

4 Ways Women Can Invest in Other Women
Intentional investing can allow you to support women with your investment dollars.

4 Market Headwinds Facing First-Time Buyers
To find success in a housing market buffeted by the pandemic, buyers must be persistent, patient and preapproved.

9 million Americans will get letters about missing stimulus checks
Here’s where those notices are going.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 0% intro APR credit cards can help in a crisis, but mind the details. Also in the news: A look at metro home affordability for first time buyers, how to find the right credit card for your side hustles, and how to stretch your money while you’re unemployed.

0% Intro APR Credit Cards Help in a Crisis, but Mind the Details
That 0% can be more complicated than you’d think.

First-Time Home Buyer Metro Affordability Report – Q1 2020
What the market was like before the pandemic.

Side Hustle Much? You Might Have the Wrong Credit Card
Finding the right card for the gig economy.

Ways to Stretch Your Unemployment Benefits
Making your benefits last.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Dodge dealership dread with online used car sellers. Also in the news: What first-time home buyers should know about fixer-uppers, how to save for the future when it’s uncertain, and how long it takes for paid debt to be reported to credit bureaus.

Dodge Dealership Dread With Online Used Car Sellers
Car shop from your couch.

What First-Time Home Buyers Should Know About Fixer-Uppers
Don’t get trapped in a money pit.

How to save for the future when it’s uncertain
An emergency fund is crucial.

Here’s How Long It Takes for Paid Debt to Be Reported to Credit Bureaus
Be patient.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What first-time home buyers should know about fixer-uppers. Also in the news: Tips – and warnings – for growing your own cannabis biz, how to figure out if that personal finance advice is nonsense, and why Americans are losing sleep over money.

What First-Time Home Buyers Should Know About Fixer-Uppers
Beware of the money pit.

Tips — and Warnings — for Growing Your Own Cannabis Biz
Making green from the green.

How to Figure Out If That Personal Finance Advice Is Nonsense
Break out the bingo card.

Americans Are Losing Sleep Over Money, Data Shows
Financial insomnia.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What will long-term care cost you? Also in the news: Social Security myths, the best cities for first-time home buyers, and how to pay less to your credit card company.

What Will Long-Term Care Cost You?
Almost everyone will need it after 65.

Don’t Believe These Social Security Myths
Checking the facts.

These are the best cities for first-time home buyers
7 spots to look at.

Here’s how to pay less to your credit card company
Just pick up the phone.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t let puppy love blind you to the expenses of a dog. Also in the news: The pros and cons of timeshares, 9 unsung ways to earn airline miles for free, and every expense you can expect with a first-time home purchase.

Don’t Let Puppy Love Blind You to the Expense of a Dog
Keeping Fido’s costs in check.

Are Timeshares Worth It? Possibly, if You Buy Smart
There are bargains to be found.

9 Unsung Ways to Earn Airline Miles for Free
Convert your groceries into miles.

Every Expense You Can Expect With a First-Time Home Purchase
The costs lurking behind the celebration.