Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Surprising things renters insurance covers — and leaves out. Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast tackles sudden retirement and finding lost money, using a crisis to help build helpful money habits, and why Powerball and Mega Millions aren’t reaching giant jackpots anymore.

Surprising Things Renters Insurance Covers — And Leaves Out
You may think buying renters insurance means you’re covered for just about any disaster, but that’s not the case.

Smart Money Podcast: Sudden Retirement and Finding Lost Money
What to do when you’re forced to retire sooner than you expected.

You Can Use a Crisis to Build Helpful Money Habits
Making the best of a bad situation.

Here’s why Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots aren’t reaching giant amounts anymore
It’s not just the pandemic.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 strategies on how to invest in CDs. Also in the news: Using a crisis to build helpful money habits, ten theme parks celebrating Halloween, and how to sell your car safely.

How to Invest in CDs: 3 Strategies
CD ladders and CD barbells aim for higher rates over time; CD bullets focus on a future purchase.

You Can Use a Crisis to Build Helpful Money Habits
Hone your budget skills.

Is Halloween Canceled This Year? Not at These 10 Theme Parks
Disney World and other theme parks are still having spooky celebrations with some COVID-19 safety modifications.

How to Sell Your Car Safely
Protect yourself from scammers.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to create financial stability in shaky times. Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast on picking the best investing platform and reducing taxes, the Points Nerd on how travel could change after the pandemic, and good money habits that can hurt your credit.

How to Create Financial Stability in Shaky Times
It’s not just about cash flow.

Smart Money Podcast: Reducing Taxes, and Picking the Best Investing Platform
Finding the best platform to suit your needs.

Ask a Points Nerd: How Could Travel Change After the Pandemic?
Here are some predictions for travel trends that could become permanent post-pandemic.

Good Money Habits That Can Hurt Your Credit
Sometimes having a balance is a good thing.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Don’t let holiday shopping sink your credit score. Also in the news: 10 housing and mortgage trends or 2020, money habits that are doing you more harm than good, and the No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 – and its hiring growth has exploded.

Don’t Let Holiday Shopping Sink Your Credit Score
Not the kind of gift you should give yourself.

10 Housing and Mortgage Trends for 2020
What to watch for in the new year.

These money habits in your ‘financial junk drawer’ are probably doing you more harm than good
New year, better habits.

The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%
The robots are coming.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to vanquish 5 common financial fears. Also in the news: Will you get what Social Security promises, how to save money online with these sneaky tricks, and 10 better money habits to start now.

Vanquish 5 Common Financial Fears
Time to put these fears to rest.

Will You Get What Social Security Promises?
Making smarter decisions about claiming your benefit.

Save Money Online Shopping With These Sneaky Tricks
Thinking beyond coupons.

10 Better Money Habits to Start Now
The right habits can boost your savings.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: One couple’s real estate journey to a home in Philadelphia. Also in the news: What rising DTI limits mean for your next mortgage, why the cashless trend doesn’t have all shoppers sold, and bad money habits you could be guilty of.

How I bought a home in Philadelphia
One couple’s real estate journey.

What Rising DTI Limits Mean for Your Next Mortgage
Know your debt-to-income ratio.

Why the Cashless Trend Doesn’t Have All Shoppers Sold
For some, cash is still king.

Are You Guilty of These Bad Money Habits?
Sound familiar?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

financial doomToday’s top story: Five major threats to your retirement. Also in the news: Classic money habits you should be using today, seven potential financial time bombs, and how getting married will affect your taxes.

5 Major Threats to Your Retirement
The threats coming from both inside and outside the house.

5 Old-School Money Habits You Should Start Using Today
Time-tested success.

Don’t Ignore These 7 Financial Time Bombs
Tick…tick…

4 Ways Getting Married Will Change Your Taxes
Uncle Sam couldn’t be happier about your wedding!

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to get fired up about saving money. Also in the news: How much you should be saving for the holidays, using “bill fixers” to negotiate lower rates, and the top beliefs that are keeping you broke.

4 Ways to Get Yourself Fired Up About Saving Money
Keeping yourself motivated.

How Much Should You Save Up for Christmas?
Budgeting tips to keep your holiday spending under control.

Should You Use a Third Party to Negotiate Your Cable Bill?
Welcome to the world of “bill fixers.”

Top 7 Beliefs Keeping You Broke
What’s holding you back from better money habits?

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to decide how much life insurance you really need. Also in the news:2014-08-15-lifeinsurance1 What you should know before opening a credit card, money habits that could save you thousands, and what you need to know before buying or leasing a car.

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?
How to evaluate this important decision.

Read This Before Opening a Credit Card
Analyzing the fine print.

9 Habits That Could Help You Save Thousands
Changing the way you spend and save.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Buying or Leasing a Car
Even more fine print!

5 Ways Your Health Insurance Plan May Change in 2016
What to expect in the new year.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

22856641_SAToday’s top story: College financial aid advice for divorced families. Also in the news: Getting teens to save can have a long term payoff, bad money habits you need to break, and how to make living on a budget less of a slog.

College Financial Aid Advice For Divorced Families
Navigating through the financial aid maze.

Why Teen Savers Have More Financial Success Later in Life
Good financial habits at a young age can have lasting effects.

3 Bad Money Habits You Should Finally Kick
Kick them to the curb!

Peppy ways to fight budget burnout
Living on a budget doesn’t have to be drudgery.