A real retirement seems to be moving further from reach. Bring it closer with good planning and realistic expectations.
Got $500 burning a hole in your pocket? Instead of blowing it on stuff, use it wisely to improve your finances, your home, or yourself.
Stop dreaming about a house, a car, or a wonderful vacation. Make those big purchases real with this simple long-term savings strategy.
If saving was easy, we'd all be saving more. Try one or more of these savings strategies and see if the habit doesn't finally stick.
Online marketers are skilled at parting you from your money. Beware of these four marketing tricks — and learn how to defend your wallet from them.
Our decisions can leave deep and lasting impacts on our future financial health, even if they don't seem to be connected to money. Here are five you must watch for.
Personal finance is personal — especially debt. But if you can overcome that hurdle, a partner may be the motivation you need to tame that balance.
Pretty soon you'll be getting a new, more secure credit card in the mailbox. It's called "chip and PIN," and here's what you need to know about it.
Forget about saving for retirement and your kid's college tuition. Here's the best reason to get serious about eliminating debt — it's killing you.
Many people are making these critical mistakes in their retirement planning. Are you one of them?
Much of what's convenient about online retail — reviews, one-click shopping, fast shipping — is aimed at one thing: reducing the "pain of paying" so you'll spend more.
The Obamacare insurance exchanges open for business in a few weeks. Here's what you need to know about the system before you sign up.
Choosing a financial advisor you can trust is hard. Narrow the field by eliminating any advisor who offers you any of this "advice."
Investors may think they make rational decisions, but for many, emotions and psychology call the shots. Understand your biases to make better decisions.
Granite counters and fresh paint can lead a buyer to overlook a home's flaws. Avoid buying the wrong house by recognizing these common biases.
If you think you're immune to marketing, think again — in fact, you might be convincing yourself to buy something and not even realize that you're doing it.
Competition between businesses is what creates good deals for consumers, right? Then why the heck are credit card companies not more competitive?
Many of us avoid thinking about life insurance because, well, it's kind of creepy. But it's also incredibly important. Learn why.
You might think that when it comes to big financial decisions, you only make logical, rational decisions. But research suggests that you don't.
Credit card companies have been trying to part us from our money for years — and their techniques are only getting more sophisticated.
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