Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 7 things college freshmen don’t need – and 10 they do. Also in the news: Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly and economical, what to do when back to school bites you in the budget, and how to get rid of your back taxes.

7 Things College Freshmen Don’t Need — and 10 They Do
Skip the giant television.

Stocking Up for School Can Be Eco-friendly — and Economical
Looking for freebies and bargains.

What to Do When Back to School Bites You in the Budget
Prioritize.

Tax Relief: How to Get Rid of Your Back Taxes
Getting your tax bill back under control.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly and economical. Also in the news: Why this Southwest Airlines card is a solid choice for budget travelers, how to choose a secured credit card, and the best tip calculator apps.

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly AND economical
Look for freebies first.

Why This Southwest Card Is a Solid Choice for Budget Travelers
Putting the Companion Pass within reach.

How to Choose a Secured Credit Card
Not all secured cards are created equal.

Best Tip Calculator Apps to Download Now
Make tipping much easier.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Amazon launches a car comparison site. Also in the news: HARP loans get extended through September of 2017, 4 finance apps every college student needs, and what to do if you can’t afford your kids’ school supplies.

Amazon Launches Car Comparison Site
The online giant gets in the car game.

HARP Loan Extended Through September 2017
Struggling homeowners have more time to refinance.

4 Finance Apps Every College Student Needs
Sticking to a budget while on campus.

What if You Can’t Afford Your Kids’ School Supplies?
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.