Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 3 business loan application mistakes and how to avoid them. Also in the news: New tax reporting requirements and the five stages of a market bubble.

3 Business Loan Application Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
When applying for a business loan, choose the right lender, organize your paperwork and seek advice from financial professionals.

Sold $600 on Peer-to-Peer Apps? Expect a New Tax Form
Apps like PayPal and Venmo are subject to new tax reporting requirements as of Jan. 1. Here’s what’s changing for small businesses.

The Five Stages of a Market Bubble (and Where Crypto Stands)
Just because the blockchain may be here to stay doesn’t mean the current crypto market isn’t circling the drain.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to get the best Amazon Black Friday 2021 deals. Also in the news: Buy Now Pay Later loans, October’s mortgage outlook, and is the IRS about to tax your Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App transactions.

How to Get the Best Amazon Black Friday 2021 Deals
The earliest-ever Amazon Black Friday sale is on. Get Apple AirPods Pro for $179.

Buy Now, Pay Later Is Everywhere. Should You Opt In?
Buy now, pay later plans are offered at major retailers. Learn how these plans work and whether you should use one.

Mortgage Outlook: Falling Leaves, Rising Rates in October
Rates are on the rise.

Is the IRS Really About to Tax Your Venmo, PayPal, and Cash App Transactions?
Transactions of $600 or more are coming under scrutiny.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Help at financial crisisToday’s top story: How to work towards a debt free 2014. Also in the news: PayPal and credit ratings, finding the cheapest holiday gifts, and how to avoid financial pitfalls this Thanksgiving.

Tips for Paying Off Debt in 2014
Starting the new year off on the right foot.

Can PayPal Hurt Your Credit?
Conversely, could bad credit prevent you from getting a PayPal account?

Where to Find the Cheapest Holiday Gifts
Presents that won’t lead you to the poor house.

Have a Happier Thanksgiving by Dodging These Spending Pitfalls
The bourbon in the pecan pie doesn’t have to be top shelf.

The greatest, most underused credit card perk
Two words: price match.