Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Ask a Points Nerd: What Will Holiday Travel Be Like? Also in the news: Starter credit card options, how to avoid common and costly home renovation mistakes, and what to know about Sam’s Club’s new telehealth program.

Ask a Points Nerd: What Will Holiday Travel Be Like?
It’s hard to say how pent-up demand might affect this holiday travel season.

Starter Credit Card Options: Student Card or Secured Card?
They can both help you establish your credit history, but they function differently.

How to avoid common and costly home renovation mistakes
The key lies in good planning and financial strategizing

What to Know About Sam’s Club’s Telehealth Program
24/7 access to doctors.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Working remotely in the pandemic may generate a tax surprise. Also in the news: Advice on how to fly safely over the holidays, student debt continues to rise for new pharmacists, and how to save money during Medicare open enrollment this year.

Working Remotely in the Pandemic May Generate a Tax Surprise
Many states require people who work within their borders to pay taxes, even if they live elsewhere.

Ask a Points Nerd: (How) Should I Fly for the Holidays?
If you must travel for the holidays, here’s some advice for how to book hotels and stay safe while flying.

Student Debt Continues to Rise for New Pharmacists
Average student debt among pharmacists increased by 4% to $179,514 for the class of 2020.

How to Save on Medicare Open Enrollment This Fall
Open enrollment is just six weeks away.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to plan holiday travel for maximum flexibility in 2020. Also in the news: The best debt consolidation loans right now, how to work from home like a pro, and how to find homeowners insurance that won’t discriminate against your dog.

How to Plan Holiday Travel for Maximum Flexibility in 2020
These precautions can help you avoid losing money if you have to cancel or change your holiday travel plans.

The best debt consolidation loans right now
Choose wisely.

It’s Time to Start Working From Home Like a Pro
Time to upgrade the sweatpants.

Find Homeowners Insurance That Won’t Discriminate Against Your Dog
Make sure you’re covered.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Should you use miles to book holiday travel? Also in the news: How one woman paid off $51K of debt, 4 times it actually makes sense to buy miles, and what to do first when you get a raise.

Should You Use Miles to Book Holiday Travel?
Good idea? Or waste of rewards?

How I Ditched Debt: From ‘Extravagantly Broke’ to Comfortably Frugal
How one woman paid off $51K of debt in less than three years.

4 Times It Actually Makes Sense to Buy Miles
A few compelling reasons.

What to Do First When You Get a Raise
Don’t leave it to chance.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

common-retirement-mistakesToday’s top story: How to choose the right amount for your FSA in 2017. Also in the news: The best and worst airports for holiday travel, the pros and cons of free money from a bank, and how long it will take to retire based on your spending.

How to Choose the Right Amount for Your FSA in 2017
Finding the amount that’s right for you.

Best and Worst Airports for Holiday Travel 2016
Preparing for holiday travel madness.

Should you turn down free money from a bank?
Considering the variables.

This Grid Shows You How Long It Will Take to Retire, Based on Your Spending
How many years left to go?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Preparing your home for the winter months. Also in the news: Common credit card myths, how to save on your Thanksgiving travel, and what you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday.

Seven Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Winter
Preparing your home for the cold months ahead.

5 Common Credit Card Myths
Time for some mythbusting.

Money Saving Tips For Thanksgiving Travel 2013
Going over the river and through the woods doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

How to prepare your ‘retirement landing’
Avoiding turbulence as you approach the runway.

13 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday
Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean it’s a bargain.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Old Woman Hand on CaneToday’s top story: How to manage your elderly parents’ money and protect them from identity theft. Also in the news: Changes to health savings accounts, open enrollment season, and personal finance tips from evil millionaires.

How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money
Protecting elderly parents from identity theft.

The Best Personal Finance Tips from Evil Millionaires
Who better to learn from?

How to Make Smart Benefits Choices for 2014
How to approach open enrollment season for 2014.

7 Tips to Cut Flight Costs During the Holidays
How to arrive at your holiday destination for less.

Treasury Loosens Rules on Health Spending Accounts
Up to $500 can be rolled over to the next year IF your company offers the option.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: A bill in front of Congress could change the way credit scores are calculated. Also in the news: Lifehacks for your wallet, how using your middle name could hurt your credit rating, and how to save money on Halloween Costumes.

How Your Middle Name Could Hurt Your Credit
The slightest variation in your name could damage your credit.

6 Frightfully Frugal Halloween Costumes
Don’t let your wallet get tricked.

11 Life Hacks — For Your Wallet
Some creative tips to help you save money.

Should credit scores include rent and cable bills?
Congress could revamp the way credit scores are calculated.

8 Tips for Saving Money While Traveling This Holiday Season
Holiday travel without the holiday headaches.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Could holding out until 70 make a significant difference in your retirement? Also in the news: Saving on holiday air travel, what to do when retirement boredom sets in, and what daily habits could be derailing your budget.

Does Layaway Affect Your Credit?
Could this convenient holiday shopping tool impact your credit score?

5 Things Retirees Miss About Work
What happens when retirement finally arrives?

How to save money on your holiday flights
The trip to Grandma’s doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

8 Things That Can Make or Break Your Budget
Those daily trips to Starbucks can add up.

Why Waiting Longer for Social Security Is Usually Smart
Could holding out until 70 make a significant difference in your retirement?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailHow your spouse could impact your mortgage, preparing for holiday travel, and a handy guide on who to tip and how much.

Your Spouse’s Credit Could Hurt Your Chance of Buying a Home
Welcome to life in community property states.

How Many Bank Accounts Do You Need?
The fewer, the better.

Ways to Save: Best times to score travel deals
Holiday travel will be here before you know it!

Top 5 careers for an early retirement
If you’re a physician or an air traffic controller, you’ve got it made.

Who Should You Tip — and How Much?
A handy guide on how not to be a cheapskate.