Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How your mental health can affect how you save money. Also in the news: The holiday shopping episode of the Smart Money podcast, how to protect your credit when shopping for the holidays, and how to choose a secure credit card.

Your Mental Health Can Affect How You Save Money
How your state of mind can affect your wallet.

Smart Money Podcast: The Holiday Shopping Episode
Answering your holidays shopping questions.

How to Protect Your Credit When Shopping for the Holidays
Start by understanding your credit score, then set a spending limit and be strategic when shopping.

How to Choose a Secured Credit Card
Finding the right card to build your credit.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Choosing between an FHA loan and a commercial mortgage. Also in the news: How to save for a secured credit card deposit, picking a first job based on your debt, and why more people aren’t borrowing home equity.

FHA Loan vs. Conventional Mortgage: Which Is Right for You?
Making the right choice.

How to Save Up for a Secured Credit Card Deposit
Establishing your credit.

Should I Pick My First Job Based on My Debt?

U.S. home equity is back, so why aren’t more people borrowing?
It’s still difficult to borrow.