Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How much it costs to adopt a child. Also in the news: Why money is so confusing, and the true history of credit scores.

How Much Does It Cost to Adopt a Child?
The adoption process can be long and cost anywhere from less than $1,000 to more than $50,000.

Why Is Money So Confusing?
Understanding some of the common barriers, along with strategies to cope, could help you finally get a handle on your finances.

The True History of Credit Scores
Critics contend that the system still has discriminatory effects.