Thursday’s need-to-know money news

Credit card backgroundHidden credit card charges, moving on from Grandpa’s investment strategy, and why everyone should plan to retire early.

Hidden Credit Card Charges: Are You At Risk?
Be on the lookout for “grey charges”.

How to Improve Your Credit History
Credit mistakes don’t have to follow you forever.

Four Ways Not to Invest Like Your Grandfather
An ever-changing economy may require a different portfolio strategy.

Why Everyone Should Aspire to Early Retirement
How planning ahead for retirement keeps you financially focused

10 Dumb Things You Do With Credit Cards
Small mistakes could have big consequences.