Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: ABLE accounts help people with disabilities save for the future. Also in the news: A new episode of the Smart Money podcast on holiday scams and paying off law school debt, how to vet holiday deals and avoid scams, and why you should sign up for AARP, even if you’re young.

ABLE Accounts Help People With Disabilities Save for the Future
Created by a federal law in 2014, Achieving a Better Life Experience — ABLE — accounts provide a way for people with disabilities to save money without losing public benefits.

Smart Money Podcast: Holiday Shopping Scams, and Paying Off Law School Debt
Scams consumers might encounter when holiday shopping this year.

How to Vet Holiday Deals and Avoid Scams
Prepare your budget and your shopping list. Then brush up on the latest scams and take advantage of deals when you find them.

Why You Should Join AARP, Even If You’re a Young Whippersnapper
You can enjoy a slew of senior citizen discounts without actually being a senior citizen.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What Biden’s win may mean for your student loan forgiveness and free college. Also in the news: 13 ways to leave scammers empty-handed this holiday season, credit card bonuses are at an all-time high, and 6 cybersecurity tips when you work from home.

What Biden’s Win May Mean for Your Student Loans and College Plans
A Biden victory signals possibilities for student loan forgiveness and free college.

13 Ways to Leave Scammers Empty-Handed This Holiday Season
Protect your mobile devices, recognize and avoid risks, and guard against ID theft while holiday shopping.

Credit Card Welcome Bonuses Are at All-Time Highs
Credit card companies really want your business.

6 Cybersecurity Tips When You Work From Home
Protecting yourself and your employer.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Average retirement savings by age and why you need more. Also in the news: The best places to stash your cash for short, medium and long-term goals, smart tactics for millennials flocking to buy life insurance, and how get ready for gift card scams this season.

Average Retirement Savings by Age and Why You Need More
In general, Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. Are you?

The best places to stash your cash for short, medium and long-term goals
The many options depend on how much you hope to earn, and how far away your savings goal is

Smart tactics for millennials flocking to buy life insurance
Planning for tomorrow

Get Ready for Gift Card Scams This Holiday Season
Scams never take a holiday.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to prepare for a credit check. Also in the news: What you should include in your long term care plan, how to avoid holiday shopping scams, and why you should purchase renters insurance before the holidays.

How to Get Ready for a Credit Check
Three steps to help you prepare.

4 Things to Include in Your Long-Term Care Plan
Planning for a long life.

Consider Buying Renters Insurance Before the Holidays
Accidents are more common around the holidays.

Beware of Holiday Shopping Scams, FBI Warns Consumers
Beware of too good to be true deals.

Top 10 Reasons to Give Thanks to Your Financial Advisor
In the spirit of Thanksgiving.