Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: If doing less means saving more, try these 5 money moves. Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast on 401(k)s and struggling renters, how to diversify investing, and refinance your mortgage now to avoid a new fee.

If Doing Less Means Saving More, Try These 5 Money Moves
If the economic effects of the pandemic have cut your spending, you may have extra savings. Here’s what to do with them.

Smart Money Podcast: Renters Are Struggling, and What to Do With an Old 401(k)
Renters are

How to Diversify Investing in Stocks, Bonds and a Bit Beyond
Looking at alternative investments.

Refinance Your Mortgage Now to Avoid a New Fee
The new fee begins Dec. 1st.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Federal loans are paused until 2021 – should you pay anyway? Also in the news: A new episode of the SmartMoney podcast on pet costs and extreme couponing, what to know about the coronavirus charges on your college bill, and the tough choices renters are facing.

Federal Loans Are Paused Until 2021 — Should You Pay Anyway?
Federal student loan payments are suspended interest-free through the end of 2020.

Smart Money Podcast: Pet Costs and Extreme Couponing
The costs of our furry friends.

What to Know About Coronavirus Charges on Your College Bill
Some colleges are charging for testing.

Renters must make some tough choices in the coming weeks: What to do if you’re at risk
Ways to fight evection.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Money moves to help you feel more in control. Also in the news: How to renegotiate your bills to save money, ways for renters to cope in the financial crisis, and how to protect yourself before your federal student loan servicer changes.

Feeling Out of Control? These Money Moves Could Help
Regain control by revising spending, boosting savings and focusing on daily actions instead of long-term outcomes.

How to Renegotiate Your Bills to Save Money

Renters at Risk: Ways to Cope in the Financial Crisis

Protect Yourself Before Your Federal Student Loan Servicer Changes

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: NerdWallet’s best credit card tips for March. Also in the news: Sane ways to pay down student debt, how to avoid a credit check scam while looking to rent, and how to save when you don’t have any extra cash.

NerdWallet’s Best Credit Card Tips for March 2017
Finding the best cards.

4 Sane Ways to Pay Down Student Debt
Paying your loans without losing your mind.

Looking to Rent? Avoid a Credit Check Scam
Watch out.

7 Ways to Save When You Don’t Have Any Extra Cash
Every penny counts.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

2Today’s top story: Six things that scare your financial advisor. Also in the news: How to report a tax cheat, releasing a student loan co-signer, and the top 10 affordable cities for renters.

6 Things That Scare Your Financial Advisor
What keeps them up at night.

How to Report a Tax Cheat and Get a Reward
Helping Uncle Sam and your wallet.

You Can Release a Student Loan Cosigner If You’ve Made Timely, Regular Payments
Sweet freedom.

Top 10 most affordable cities for renters
Is yours on the list?

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

gay-marriage-cake-toppers-485x320Today’s top story: Wallet-stretching tips for renters. Also in the news: Financial advice for newly married couples, why timing is everything with travel rewards credit cards, and how small businesses can be prepared when disaster strikes.

6 Wallet-Stretching Tips for Renters
Keeping a roof over your head without breaking the bank.

10 Pieces of Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples
What to do when you’re back from the honeymoon.

With travel rewards credit cards, timing is everything
Don’t miss out on valuable points.

When Disaster Strikes: 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Be Prepared
Keeping your business afloat during tough times.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: Money moves that could kill your retirement. Also in the news: How to stress test your budget, how to build long-term wealth while renting, and how to prepare your parents for financing their long-term care.

9 Money Moves That Could Kill Your Retirement
Avoid these at all costs.

Stress-Test Your Budget with a “Financial Fire Drill”
Putting your emergency plan to the test.

How Renters Can Build Long-Term Wealth, Too
Investment alternatives can help.

Steps to Prepare Your Parents for Financing Long-Term Care
How to have a difficult conversation.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How early withdrawals can take a chunk out of your retirement savings. Also in the news: The smart way to go into debt, retirement mistakes you need to avoid, and three ways consumers become victims of identity theft.

How Early Withdrawals Can Tax Your Retirement Savings
Taxes and penalties abound.

The Smart Ways to Go Into Debt
Yes, you read that correctly.

The 7 Retirement Mistakes That Finance Experts Tell Their Clients to Avoid
You don’t want to make these.

3 Ways Consumers Fall Victim to Identity Theft
You’ll want to avoid these, too.

Laziness Can Cost You: 5 Ways Renters Set Themselves Up for Failure
Due diligence and research is an absolute must.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

College studentSaving on back-to-school purchases, a new way to pay for holiday expenses, and how being bad tenant can cause an array of problems.

Financial caution pays off in stocking up for school
Don’t let the back-to-school rush drain your bank account.

Your Ticket to Extra Cash for the Holidays
The holidays (and their expenses) are right around the corner.

Are you a lousy tenant? 7 ways it can cost you
Being late with your rent can cost you in more ways than one.

4 Tips to Help 30-Somethings Make Ends Meet
How to survive the present while planning for the future.

Refinancing Your Mortgage? When to Lock In
Fluctuating mortgage rates make a strategy plan a necessity.