Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: For lower-credit homeowners, refinancing is harder, but not hopeless. Also in the news: 4 home insurance pitfalls to avoid during hurricane season, survey finds majority of parents want personal finance taught in high schools, and how to decide between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage.

For Lower-Credit Homeowners, Refinancing Is Harder, but Not Hopeless
With lenders raising minimum qualifications, homeowners with scores below 700 may struggle to refinance.

4 Home Insurance Pitfalls to Avoid During Hurricane Season
Do not skip flood insurance.

Survey finds majority of parents want personal finance taught in high schools
Starting off on the right foot.

How to Decide Between a 15-Year and 30-Year Mortgage
The pros and cons of both.

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