Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Is identity theft protection worth it? Also in the news: The perks of cutting spending, why good credit matters even if you don’t plan to borrow, and how to get a replacement economic impact payment card.

Is identity theft protection worth it?
Valuing your online privacy.

The perks of cutting spending
It doesn’t have to hurt.

Why Good Credit Matters — Even if You Don’t Plan to Borrow
Prepare for the unexpected.

How to Get a Replacement Economic Impact Payment Card
That random card you threw out might have been your stimulus payment.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

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Do I Need a Good Credit Score to Get Student Loans?
Depending on what kind of loan you’re applying for, the answer could be no.

What you don’t know about Social Security can hurt you
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