Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How “maximizers” can cut decision making angst. Also in the news: Know the options and risks of credit card relief, 7 smart spending strategies in a tough economy, and how to set up an 80/20 budget. ”

How ‘Maximizers’ Can Cut Decision-Making Angst
Avoid analysis paralysis and buyer’s remorse by focusing on the goals behind a money decision, not all the choices.

If You Need Credit Card Relief, Know the Options and Risks
Hardship programs can help people who don’t have good options for paying their bills, but they carry some risks.

7 Smart Spending Strategies in a Tough Economy
Tough times require smarter spending.

How to Set Up an 80/20 Budget
Paying yourself first.

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