Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: What to buy (and skip) in May. Also in the news: Early retirees share hard lessons learned, a student loan partial financial hardship calculator, and why you should research mortgage lenders the way you research restaurants.

What to Buy (and Skip) in May
It’s a good time for furniture shopping.

Early Retirees Share Hard Lessons Learned
What they’d do differently.

Student Loan Partial Financial Hardship Calculator
Determining if you qualify.

Research Mortgage Lenders the Way You Research Restaurants
Don’t end up with an unsatisfying lender.