Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Smart Money Podcast on beating money procrastination, and when to unfreeze credit. In other news: 5 ways small businesses can offset high gas prices, how to shop on TikTok without overpaying, and the cost difference between using LED and incandescent lightbulbs.

Smart Money Podcast: Beating Money Procrastination, and When to Unfreeze Credit
This week’s episode starts with a discussion about how to stop putting off financial decisions.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Offset High Gas Prices
Financial forecasting and energy efficiency improvements can help small businesses save money, regardless of how gas prices change.

How to Shop on TikTok Without Overpaying
Not everything for sale on the app is a good deal.

The Cost Difference Between Using LED and Incandescent Lightbulbs
What to know in order to save on your energy bills.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to put your tax refund to work for you. Also in the news: 7 ways to improve your small-business website, how ‘impact investment’ perform better than evil investments, and how to get the most out of every drop of gas right now.

How to Put Your Tax Refund to Work for You
Paying into an emergency fund and getting rid of high-interest debt are top priorities.

7 Ways to Improve Your Small-Business Website
Keep it simple and take your time while revamping your small-business website or establishing an online presence.

Does ‘Impact Investment’ Perform Better Than Evil Investments?
Impact investing is not charity, but it’s also not an automatic route to higher returns.

How to Get the Most Out of Every Drop of Gas Right Now
With prices well over $4 per gallon, you’ll want to squeeze every last inch of road from your fuel.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to be a 5-Star traveler this holiday season. Also in the news: How to plan holiday travel if your kids aren’t fully vaccinated yet, President Bideb acts to ease gas prices, and how to avoid the line at the airport bag check counter.

How to Be a 5-Star Traveler This Holiday Season
Our travel expert shares tips to be a courteous and less-stressed traveler during the busy travel season.

How To Plan Holiday Travel if Your Kids Aren’t Yet Fully Vaccinated
Traveling with unvaccinated children is a matter of your own comfort level, but there are precautions you can take.

Biden Acts to Ease Gas Prices, But You Can Save Money Now
President Joe Biden is working to bring down gas prices, but drivers can take steps to reduce their fuel bill now.

How to Avoid the Line at the Airport Bag Check Counter
Hold airline elite status, purchase an upgrade or pack light to cut down on waits at bag check.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to handle debt in an unequal recovery. Also in the news: 6 ways to save at the pump, worrying about the right thing with estate taxes, and 4 in 10 Americans are struggling financially one year after the pandemic began.

How to Handle Debt in an Unequal Recovery
Navigating the K-shaped economy.

Put the Cap on Gas Prices: 6 Ways to Save at the Pump
Here’s how experts recommend managing your fuel budget with oil prices on the rise.

Worry About the Right Thing With Estate Taxes
Few people pay estate or gift taxes, but many benefit from an inheritance tax break that may be axed.

4 in 10 Americans struggling financially, one year after coronavirus struck the U.S.
How things look a year later.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: No flood insurance? Here’s how to get help. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast about saving on gas and 401(k) limits, 3 ways to get socially distanced tax prep help this year, and how to protect yourself from Facebook and Instagram ad scams.

No Flood Insurance? Here’s How to Get Help
You may be able to get assistance from the federal government or other sources.

Smart Money Podcast: Saving at the Pump and 401(k) limits
Tips on saving at the pump.

3 Ways to Get Socially Distanced Tax Prep This Year

Protect Yourself From Facebook and Instagram Ad Scams
People are always looking to scam.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Your kids don’t want your stuff. Also in the news: Don’t become a victim of Coronavirus shopping frenzy, what to do if the Coronavirus is affecting your finances, and why you shouldn’t get too excited about cheap gas.

Your Kids Don’t Want Your Stuff
But don’t take it personally.

Don’t Become a Victim of Coronavirus Shopping Frenzy
Beware of price gouging.

What to Do if the Coronavirus Outbreak Is Affecting Your Finances
What companies are doing to help.

Don’t Get Too Excited About Cheap Gas
It’s only temporary.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Is your driver’s license enough for domestic flights? Also in the news: How to have a proper parental fight over college costs, what will happen to your taxes under the new tax rules, and what will get more expensive in 2018.

Is Your Driver’s License Enough for Domestic Flights?
Big changes are coming on January 22nd.

How to Have a Proper Parental Fight Over College Costs
Facing tough decisions.

Will Your Taxes Go Up or Down Under the New Tax Rules?
It’s a whole new ballgame.

What’s getting more expensive in 2018? The gas for your car
Get ready to pay more at the pump.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

money-vacation-saveToday’s top story: The mystery database that can sink your mortgage. Also in the news: The changes in store for your credit cards, cash flow killers, and cutting costs at the pump just in time for summer travel.

The Little-Known Database That Can Sink Your Mortgage
Getting to know CAIVRS.

4 Ways That Credit Cards Will Change by 2020
One card fits all?

How To Kill Your Cash Flow in 6 Easy Steps
You’ll want to avoid these.

How to Cut Your Costs at the Pump
Saving on summer driving.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Four things prospective homebuyers should never say. Also in the the news: Why cable a la cart could end up costing you more, five ways to save on gas this summer, and financially savvy gifts to get the grad in your life off to a good start.

Will unbundling cable save you money
Paying for only the channels you watch could turn out to be more expensive

4 Things Homebuyers Should Never Say
You never want to tip your hand.

5 Ways to Save Money on Gas This Summer
More money for the good stuff.

How to Take Tax Deductions for Bad Debts
Making bad debt slightly more tolerable

Financially Savvy Gifts For New Graduates
Giving a gift for the future.