Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Seven times you’ll wish you had a better credit score. Also in the news: Money habits to master before your 30’s, a back-to-school financial checklist, and why the economic instability in China could have an effect on your 401(k).

7 Times You’ll Wish You Had a Better Credit Score
From renting an apartment to setting up utilities.

9 Money Habits to Master Before Your 30’s
Learning to live within your means.

Your Back-to-School Financial Checklist
Getting ready for the new school year.

Why China Matters To Your 401(k) Profits
How China-centric is your portfolio?

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

babytrollToday’s top story: What to do when your child’s data is hacked. Also in the news: How to hack your own money, credit card habits you need to break immediately, and how to hit your money goals.

My Baby’s Data Was Hacked. What Should I Do Now?
Like stealing credit from a baby.

Make Your Money Go Farther With ‘Hack Your Cash’
This time, you’re the hacker.

5 Bad Credit Card Habits to Break Now
Breaking them now will cost much down the road.

4 Ways to Hit Your Money Goals
Eye of the tiger.

Are These Retirement Issues Keeping You Up at Night?
The insomnia-causing retirement issues.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Why you should pay your credit card bill before it’s due. Also in the news: How to break a bad money habit, what the IRS is doing to prevent identity theft, and how one late mortgage payment can wreak havoc with your credit score.

4 Reasons to Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before It’s Due
Improving your credit score is one of them.

How to Change a Bad Money Habit
Reward yourself for better behavior.

IRS Aims Harder to Protect You Against Identity Theft
New steps to protect tax payers.

Will Obamacare Ruin Your Tax Refund?
Probably not.

How Much a Late Mortgage Payment Can Damage Your Credit Score
A single late payment could pack a wallop.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How to save big on your mortgage when buying your first home. Also in the news: Why extended warranties may not save you money, three reasons not to raid your retirement account, and breaking bad financial habits.

How First-Time Homebuyers Can Save Big on Their Mortgage
Thanks to the FHA.

Extended warranties may not save you money
Read the fine print.

3 Reasons Not to Raid Your Retirement Accounts
Fees and lost interest should deter you.

9 Bad Financial Habits You Need to Break Right Now
Starting with doing the same thing over and over again.

Use the Ladder Method to Make Investing Simpler
The five rungs of investing.