Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Ditch the turkey – six ideas for a Thanksgiving getaway. Also in the news: How to get the most out of the Walmart Rewards Mastercard, the potential pros and cons of buying a post-scandal Volkswagen Diesel, and how to get a retention bonus by threatening to cancel your credit card.

Ditch the Turkey: 6 Ideas for a Thanksgiving Getaway
The turkey can wait.

How to Get the Most Out of the Walmart Rewards Mastercard
Maximizing your rewards this holiday season.

Should You Snap Up a Post-Scandal Volkswagen Diesel?
The pros and cons.

Threaten to Cancel Your Credit Card to Get a Retention Bonus
The bank wants to keep you as a customer.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

best-emv-chip-credit-cardsToday’s top story: Busting the myths about chip credit cards. Also in the news: Relying on Social Security, how to pay for taking care of your aging parents, and how to avoid airline price surges this Thanksgiving.

5 Chip Credit Card Myths Busted
Mythbusting the chip myths.

After Budget Deal’s Surprise Cuts, Can Boomers Really Count On Social Security?
Politicians are making promises they can’t keep.

Taking Care of Your Aging Parents? It’s Going to Cost You
Preparing for the costs.

How to avoid airline price surges this Thanksgiving
Finding last-minute travel deals.

Three things you can do if you’re behind in saving for retirement
There’s still time to start catching up.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Preparing your home for the winter months. Also in the news: Common credit card myths, how to save on your Thanksgiving travel, and what you shouldn’t buy on Black Friday.

Seven Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Winter
Preparing your home for the cold months ahead.

5 Common Credit Card Myths
Time for some mythbusting.

Money Saving Tips For Thanksgiving Travel 2013
Going over the river and through the woods doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

How to prepare your ‘retirement landing’
Avoiding turbulence as you approach the runway.

13 Things Not to Buy on Black Friday
Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean it’s a bargain.