Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 steps to spring clean your credit card debt. Also in the news: Trading privacy for car insurance discounts, how to improve your 401(k), and 4 ways to get a low-interest credit card.

3 Steps to Spring-Clean Your Credit Card Debt
Spring is finally here.

Should You Give Up Privacy for Car Insurance Discounts?
Being watched for a discount.

How to Improve Your 401(k)
Dealing with limited options.

4 Ways to Get a Low Interest Rate Credit Card
Get ready to negotiate.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

low interestToday’s top story: The downsides of low-interest credit cards. Also in the news: How to beat a spending addiction, the complicated world of the Alternative Minimum Tax, and how to get a better credit card rate by threatening to cancel.

7 Downsides of Low-Interest Credit Cards
What’s great in the short terms could come back to bite you in the long run.

10 Strategies for Beating a Spending Addiction
Taking it one step at a time.

Beware the costly, complicated AMT
Exploring the Alternative Minimum Tax.

Get a Better Deal on Your Credit Card by Threatening to Cancel
Card companies don’t want to lose your business.