Monday’s need-to-know money news

1403399192000-retire-workToday’s top story: One third of Americans have nothing saved for their retirement. Also in the news: How to pick the right bank, preparing financially for having kids, and how to get the best money market rates.

A third of people have nothing saved for retirement
You really shouldn’t be one of them.

How to pick a bank, in 7 steps
One of your most important relationships.

Babies Are Expensive: How to Prepare for Having a Kid
Adorable, but expensive.

How to Find the Best Money Market Rates
Getting the most for your savings.

3 Financial Firsts All Parents Should Prepare Their Children For
The sooner, the better.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: Why it’s so important to talk to your kids about money. Also in the news: Credit scores versus credit reports when buying a home, scary facts about delinquent debt, and a single parent’s guide to budgeting.

Dear Parents: You Need to Teach Your Kids About Money
One of the most valuable things you’ll ever teach your kids.

Credit Scores vs. Credit Reports
Which is more important when buying a home?

3 Scary Facts About Delinquent Debt and What You Should Do
Ignoring it is a huge mistake.

A Single Parent’s Guide to Budgeting
Making things work for your family.

What it Costs to Retire in 12 Great Places
Where would you like to end up?

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

santa snowmanToday’s top story: Why you should start your holiday shopping immediately. Also in the news: Having the money talk before your kids head to college, ten ways to untangle your finances, and myths first time home buyers shouldn’t fall for.

Why You Should Start Your Holiday Shopping Now
It’s never too early!

Kid going to college? Have the ‘money talk’
Don’t let them fall into the bad credit trap.

10 Ways To Declutter Your Finances
You don’t want them to look like last year’s Christmas lights.

First-Time Home Buyers: Don’t Fall for these Myths
Mythbusting!

Spend More, Save More: 7 Purchases That Pay Off in the Long Run
More money upfront could mean less down the road.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

siblingsToday’s top story: What happens when couples disagree on the right time to retire? Also in the news: Bad financial habits you could be passing on to your kids, understanding charge-offs, and how to avoid extra costs when renting a car this summer.

When couples disagree on when to retire
Hot to reach common ground.

5 Bad Financial Habits You May Be Passing On to Your Children
Not the kind of legacy you want to leave.

I Paid My Debt. Why is it Still ‘Charged Off’?
Understanding your credit report.

7 Costly Car Rental Mistakes to Avoid
Don’t pay more than you already have to.

10 Terms You Need to Know If You Ever Plan to Retire
Becoming familiar with the vocabulary of retirement.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Credit dangers faced by single parents. Also in the news: Financial advice on repeat, how saving for retirement is like sports, and the worst financial lessons kids learn from television.

The Credit Dangers That Single Parents Face
Building credit can be difficult.

Why You Need to Hear the Same Financial Advice Over and Over
Hit the repeat button.

The Offense and Defense of Retirement Savings
It takes a team effort.

4 of the Worst Financial Lessons on Kids TV Shows
Too many money trees.

6 Ways to Save on Glasses or Contacts
Save money and get a clearer view of the world.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: President Obama will take action to help those with student loan debt. Also in the news:images How not to get scammed on your summer vacation, being honest about your debt situation, and how to make sure you’re being paid what you’re worth.

President Obama to Take Executive Action on Student Debt Monday
“Pay As You Earn” will be widely expanded.

How to Avoid Getting Scammed on Your Summer Vacation
Protecting your mobile devices is key.

Are You in Denial About Your Debt?
Be honest with yourself.

3 Ways to Tell If You’re Being Paid What You’re Worth
Don’t shortchange yourself.

2 Things You Have To Teach Your Kids About Money
Budgets and credit cards.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Teaching your kids to avoid money mistakes. Also in the news: Becoming a smarter investor, cleaning up your digital life, and how your summer vacation could earn you credit card perks.

Teaching Kids to Avoid Money Missteps
Put them on the right path early.

One Phrase That Will Make You a Smarter Investor
It’s all about the evidence.

Tips for Cleaning Up Your Digital Life
Protecting yourself from identity theft.

The Best Summer Credit Card Rewards Offers
How to get perks from your vacation spending.

3 Tips to Increase Your Paycheck
It’s time to maximize your allowances.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

imagesToday’s top story: Four ways to help teach you kids about finances. Also in the news: The best jobs for the future, how to not let debt collectors ruin your life, and how to save money on the summer’s big music festivals.

4 Analogies That Help Teach Children About Finance
Making a complicated subject easier to understand.

Best jobs for the future
Time for a career change?

Don’t Let Debt Collectors Ruin Your Life
Being in debt is stressful enough.

5 Ways to Attend Summer Music Festivals on the Cheap
More money for t-shirts!

Maximize Your Grocery Budget With the Inverted Pyramid Method
It’s not as complicated as it sounds.

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship
Yes, you read that correctly.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Are you being charged too much for your 401(k)? Also in the news: Teaching your kids about money, using your tax refund to pay down debt, and tips that will make next year’s tax filing a breeze.

Is Your Small-Company 401(k) Charging Too Much?
How much are you paying in fees?

3 Everyday Events That Can Teach Your Kids About Money
It’s never too early.

Use tax refund to reduce your debt
While not as fun as a new TV, it pays off in the long run.

Tips to Make Your Taxes Way Easier Next Year
Anything to make taxes less stressful.

13 Times Being Cheap Could Cost You More
The high price of trying to save money.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: Poll reveals Americans are feeling better about their personal finances. Also in the news: How to raise financially savvy kids, learning how to balance saving for the future with enjoying the present, and five credit card fees you should try to avoid.

Americans’ Ratings of Their Personal Finances Inch Up
Does your opinion match up?

How to Rear Money-Smart Kids
Starting kids off on the right foot with money.

How To Balance Enjoying Life With Saving For Your Goals
Saving for the future doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the present.

5 Credit Card Fees to Avoid
There’s no need to give the banks extra money.

5 Ways to Save for a One-Time Expense
Saving for and expecting the unexpected.