Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How to beat basic economy airfare at its own game. Also in the news: Employers who chip in on your student loans, the pros and cons of refinancing your student loans, and this rule of thumb about credit card use could be costing you.

How to Beat Basic Economy at Its Own Game
A Points Nerd explains how.

These employers chip in on your student loans
How different companies assist their employees.

Is it worth it to refinance your student loans?
The pros and cons.

This rule of thumb about credit card use could be costing you
Credit utilization is a major credit score factor.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: 4 student loan refinancing myths debunked. Also in the news: Colleges that will pay for your degree through work, Sallie Mae launches credit cards aimed at millennials, and why you should stay away from wedding loans.

4 Student Loan Refinancing Myths Debunked
How to determine if it’s the right move for you.

These Colleges Will Pay Tuition, but You’ll Work for It
Trading labor for tuition.

Sallie Mae launches new credit cards aimed at millennials and Gen Z. Are they right for you?
Another Sallie Mae bill to pay.

Stay away from wedding loans
The bad way to say “I do.”

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How income-based student loan repayment is calculated. Also in the news: The ideal debt-to-income ratio for student loan refinancing, why you might be eligible for a TurboTax refund, and how adult children are eating into their parents’ retirement savings.

How Is Income-Based Repayment Calculated?
Determining your monthly student loan payment.

Debt-to-Income Ratio for Student Loan Refinancing
Below 50% is the target.

You Might Be Eligible for a TurboTax Refund
If you paid to file, read this.

Adult children are eating into parents’ retirement savings: Study
Putting retirement on the back burner.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

mortgage2Today’s top story: How to shave years off of your mortgage. Also in the news: When refinancing your student loans is a bad idea, how to reach your financial goals by using the car pedal system, and why it’s time to prepare for the robo 401(k).

How to Shave Years Off a 30-Year Mortgage
How to pay off your mortgage faster by using your lender’s money.

4 Times Refinancing Student Loans Can Be A Costly Mistake
Things to consider before refinancing.

Reach Your Financial Goals With the “Gas or Brake” Test for Money Decisions
Which pedal will you hit?

Ready for the Robo-401(k)?
Get ready for 401(k) automation.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How your house payments can unexpectedly increase. Also in the news: Why grandparents should be careful with 529 plans, why right now could be the right time to refinance your student loans, and six reasons why early retirement could be a mistake.

4 Ways Your House Payment Could Unexpectedly Go Up
Don’t get caught off guard.

Grandparents: Don’t Make a 529 Plan Mistake
529 disbursements come with some risks.

Now Could Be the Right Time to Refinance Your Student Loans
Taking stock of your student loan situation.

6 reasons early retirement might be wrong for you
What sounds like a good idea might not be.