Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

refinancingToday’s top story: Fees to watch out for when buying a home. Also in the news: How to request a tax extension, original ways to spend your tax refund, and what we can learn about finances from Game of Thrones.

6 Fees to Look Out for When Buying a Home
As if the home didn’t cost enough already!

How to ask for a tax extension
Don’t avoid the issue.

7 Slightly Original Ways To Spend Your Tax Refund
Still not a $10,000 Apple Watch.

Experts Cull Financial Lessons From ‘Game of Thrones’
The Lannisters always pay their debts, and so should you.

How to Rebuild Your Finances After Draining Your Emergency Fund
How to start over.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

1403399192000-retire-workToday’s top story: Tips on cutting your tax bill. Also in the news: How to get a retirement match from the IRS, money-management tips for the self-employed, and what you need to consider before making a risky investment.

7 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill
Keep more of your hard-earned money.

Get a $1,000 Retirement Match From the IRS
Introducing the Saver’s Credit.

9 money-managing steps every self-employed person should take
Tips for the 1099ers.

The Factors to Consider Before Making a Risky Investment
Look before you leap.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

847_interestrates1Today’s top story: Why the Fed’s rate changes won’t immediately impact your loans. Also in the news:Why all credit checks aren’t created equal, how to avoid an IRS audit, and the four pillars of building wealth.

Why Fed Moves Won’t Hugely Affect Your Loans Anytime Soon
A slow creep instead of a dramatic jump.

Do All Credit Checks Hurt My Credit?
Not all credit checks are created equal.

How to avoid an IRS tax audit
Avoiding an unpleasant experience.

No Matter What, Building Wealth Always Comes Down to These Four Pillars
The four constants.

Target to Settle Data Breach for $10 Million
One of the largest breaches in retail history.

Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Student-LoansToday’s top story: Little known ways to get your student loans forgiven. Also in the news: What to do when you can’t pay your taxes on time, tools that can help you build wealth for the future, and great ideas for you tax refund.

5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven
Do you qualify?

When You Can’t Pay Your Taxes On Time
Ignoring them will only make matters worse.

5 Tools That Can Help You Build Wealth for the Future
Looking at the long term.

11 Great Ideas for Your Tax Refund
The $10,000 Apple Watch isn’t one of them.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

financial doomToday’s top story: Five signs of impending financial doom. Also in the news: Spring cleaning your finances, the risks of automatic bill pay, and why you should keep a burner email account.

5 Signs You’re Financially Overextended
Your finances could be heading for disaster.

7 tips for financial spring cleaning
Time to clean the dust out of your wallet.

The Hidden Risks of Paying Your Bills Automatically
Automatic payments could leave you short on cash.

Why I Keep a Burner Email Account
An alternative email address could help protect your identity.

Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Stress Level Conceptual Meter Indicating MaximumToday’s top story: How to pass a financial stress test. Also in the news: How smart parents teach their kids about money, the worst money mistakes made by Millennials, and what to do if your homeowner’s insurance claim is denied.

5 Tips For Passing a Financial Stress Test
How would you do?

7 Ways Smart Parents Teach Their Kids About Money
Valuable lessons for your kids.

5 Worst Money Blunders Made By Millennials
Avoid these at all costs.

What to Do If Your Homeowner’s Insurance Claim is Denied
Don’t panic.

Will You Finally Be Able to Get Rid of Your Student Loans in Bankruptcy?
Introducing the Student Aid Bill of Rights.

Monday’s need-to-know money news

download (1)Today’s top story: The right card to get when you’re looking to build or rebuild your credit. Also in the news: How to cut your monthly expenses, what you need to know about renter’s insurance, and the habits of successful early retirees.

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit
Cards that can help you establish or rebuild credit.

Ways to slash your monthly expenses
How to make your monthly expenses more manageable.

8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Renter’s Insurance
Protecting your belongings.

The 9 Habits of Highly Successful Early Retirees
Could you follow in their footsteps?

The 20 Worst (and 20 Best) Cities For Saving Money
Did yours make the list?

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Zemanta Related Posts ThumbnailToday’s top story: How you may be accidentally wrecking your credit. Also in the news: What an unexpected windfall means for your taxes, the money moves you should make in March, and how to give your 401(k) a boost.

5 Ways You’re Accidentally Wrecking Your Credit
Ignorance isn’t bliss.

Received a Bunch of Cash? How It Will Impact Your Taxes
Don’t book that trip around the world just yet.

Your Best Money Moves for March
What to do to get ready for spring.

Amp Up Your 401(k) No Matter How Much You Earn
Give your savings a boost.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

155403-425x282-Mortgage-LateToday’s top story: What a missed mortgage payment can do to your credit. Also in the news: How to turn your retirement savings into income, tools that will simplify your life and save you money, and what we can learn about money from the movies.

How Much Will My Credit Score Drop If I Miss a Mortgage Payment?
A single missed payment can have a major impact.

What the Oscar Movies Can Teach Us About Money
Show me the money!

How To Turn Your Retirement Savings Into Retirement Income
What to do with your nest egg.

5 Tools That Will Help You Simplify – and Save
Removing temptation from your inbox.

Top 5 Tax Scams of 2015 to Avoid
Don’t fall into a trap.

Friday’s need-to-know money news

love-and-moneyToday’s top story: How to fall in love with your finances. Also in the news: Filing your taxes for free, the worst money mistakes you can make in the name of love, and how you can create a will for your social media accounts.

To Fall in Love With Your Finances, Do This
It’s like Match.com for your money.

IRS Free File 101 – How to File your Taxes for Free
Why pay for the privilege of paying.

7 Worst Money Mistakes People Make in the Name of Love
How to protect both your finances and your love life.

You Can Now Create a Will for Your Facebook Profile
Leaving a digital legacy.