Monday’s need-to-know money news

o-CREDIT-REPORT-facebookToday’s top story: Mistakes that can demolish your credit score. Also in the news: Does giving your kid an allowance make them better with money, how to maintain financial security during retirement, and how much you’ll save with a CD Ladder vs a single CD.

7 Mistakes That Can Demolish Your Credit Score
How to avoid the wrecking ball.

Will Giving Your Kid an Allowance Make Them Better With Money?
Starting them off early.

5 Steps to Maintain Financial Security in Retirement
Putting your fears to rest.

Calculate How Much More You’ll Save With a CD Ladder vs. a Single CD
Use this calculator to find out!