Personal Finance

How to Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

The holidays are full of family, fun, and even personal finance. 'Tis the season to teach your kids how to master their money!

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Money (Without Making Everyone Mad)

Most of us would rather get a tooth pulled than talk about money with friends and family. Here's how to make the money talk painless.

How Complacency Keeps You From Financial Security

Is your lack of action killing your financial future? It's time to stop being so complacent.

5 Money Mistakes Couples Who Live Together Might Make After a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do. When money is involved, it's even harder.

7 Reasons to Invest in Stocks Past Age 50

Conventional wisdom says you should invest conservatively near and after retirement. Is that actually wise?

Weak Credit? You Can Still Get a Mortgage Despite Tough Lending Standards

Your credit score has seen better days, but that doesn't mean you can't get a mortgage. You have options!

5 Common Medicare Myths, Debunked

Medicare is the largest health insurance program in the country. And it comes with plenty of easily-debunked myths.

How to Face These 7 Scary Facts About Retirement Saving

The familiar frights this time of year are make believe and not really scary. The facts about retirement may leave you cowering under the covers.

10 Ways to Tidy Up Your Finances Before the Holidays

Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's time to get your finances in tiptop shape.

Yes, You Can Pay for Education With an IRA

There's more than one way to help pay for college. This little known tip could save you from taking out student loans.

How the Self Employed Can Cut Health Care Costs

Health care is a wild-card for many freelancers and entrepreneurs. Take these steps for more control over your costs and options.

Get Smart About Money With These 18 Free Online Courses

If your knowledge of personal finance could use a little help, these free online courses are the perfect learning tools.

9 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

Usually, you know when you're the victim of a crime. But identity theft can be a sneaky, subtle scam. Watch out for these warnings.

How to Protect Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

In light of the major Equifax breach, a credit freeze is not your only option. There are multiple ways to keep a close eye on your credit reports.

How Your New Job Might Affect Your Mortgage Application

You just started a new job. Now, you want a new home. With the right strategy, you can still get a mortgage.

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

Warren Buffett says that 100 years from now, the DJIA will be "over 1 million." Is he out of his mind?

This One Thing Could Be the Key to Retiring Rich

Quick: What's one thing you can do right now that will make you over 50 percent more likely to increase your retirement savings? It's not a trick; this really works.

6 Things You Might Miss in Your Credit Card's Fine Print

Did you read the fine print before you signed up for that credit card? You should have: What you don't know might hurt you.

Best Money Tips: How to Make a Million Dollars

Today we found articles on how to make a million dollars, why micro-investing is a the perfect intro to investing, and great perks and resources for seniors.

6 Money Moves to Make After Buying Your First House

You bought your first home! Now you need to take a few steps to immediately to protect your finances.

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8 Money Moves for the Newly Independent

Your days of relying on others for financial support are done. Good for you! Now it's time to make some smart money moves, ASAP.

How to Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze can protect you from financial scammers. Here's how they work.

5 Best Neighborhood Features for New Families

You're hunting for the perfect home for your growing family. The house isn't the only key feature; pay attention to the neighborhood, too.

How Longevity Insurance Can Keep You From Outliving Your Money

People are living longer than ever. Longevity insurance promises you won't outlive your retirement savings.

What You Need to Semi-Retire Abroad Right Now

If you'd like to pack your bags and head overseas for a semiretirement, here's what you need first.

The 5 Best Tire Pressure Monitors

Making sure your tires have the right amount of air isn't easy, but it can be. Just use any of these tire pressure monitors and you'll always know when to stop at the air pump.

Best Money Tips: Smart Ways to Increase Your Net Worth

Today we found articles on smart ways to improve your net worth, how to get the most money selling your used goods, and gorgeous ornaments that cost almost nothing to make.

The High Cost of Pursuing Fame and Fortune

Who hasn't dreamed of achieving fame and fortune? Find out just how much of a long shot stardom really is.

5 Ways to Make Long-Term Care More Affordable

The numbers don't lie; long-term care is not cheap. With some careful planning, you can make it more affordable down the line.

How Millennials With Kids May Become the Richest Retirees Yet

Millennials have had an uphill battle finding jobs and buying homes. But when it comes to retirement savings, young parents are winning.

8 Critical 401(k) Questions You Need to Ask Your Employer

You know you should be using your work-sponsored 401(k) plan, but to really make the most of it, you need to ask a few questions.

5 Store Card Pitfalls to Watch Out for

Store credit cards offer huge discounts to lure customers in, but there's a catch. Read about the pitfalls of these offers and how you can avoid them.

Why Some Economists Say You Should Give Cash Instead of Gifts

One economist says you actually should be a "Scrooge" this gift-giving season. Who needs more stuff, anyway?

How to Plan for a Forced Early Retirement

Eighteen percent of Americans are forced to retire early. Are you prepared for an early retirement?

5 Lucrative Climate Change Investments That Can Help Save the World

Can you save the environment and take care of your personal finances at the same time? Yes, you can. Here's how.

9 Actions to Take When You're Denied a Credit Limit Increase

You want a higher credit limit, but your lender isn't on board. Some smart money moves now can solve this problem before you ask again.

Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

9 Things You Should Always Carry on an Economy Flight

You can make even the stingiest of economy flights comfortable and relaxing with a few carryons. Please enjoy your flight!

When Is Your Credit Card's Travel Insurance Good Enough?

Your credit card offers travel insurance as a cardholder perk, but is it really enough to protect you on the road?

17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck

Looking for a unique way to pad your bottom line? Put your house to work earning extra income.