Personal Finance

Here's How Rate of Return Can Help You Invest Smarter

It's easy to get bogged down with investment terminology. Rate of return is an important one to know.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You're Single

Single homeownership is on the rise. Before you embark on the homebuying process solo, consider some important factors.

Cash Might Make You Happier, But Investments Will Make You Richer

Having a lot of cash on hand might put a smile on your face, but if it's long-term wealth you're after, you need to invest.

How to Turn Your Home Into a Moneymaking Star

If you have a house, you have a potential moneymaking star. Your home is ready for its close-up!

6 Questions to Ask Before Taking Out Student Loans

College isn't cheap and a student loan may seem inescapable. Make sure you've checked out all your options before you sign.

6 Big Ways ATMs Are Changing

The local ATM you know and love might be changing — for the better! Here's how banks are teaching the venerable ATM some new tricks.

Best Money Tips: Practical Driving Tips That Save Gas — And Money

Today we found articles on gas-saving driving tips, summer essentials that are good for your body and your budget, and sneaky ways to get paid for exercising.

7 Financial Differences Between Millennials and the Next Generation

Generation Z is fast approaching adulthood. How, exactly, do these young adults differ from the millennials who precede them?

7 Ways Retirement Planning Changes When You're Single

Retirement planning is not one-size-fits-all. And if you're single, you'd be wise to prepare for some unique concerns — and benefits!

6 Reasons You Should Buy the Rental Car Insurance

Think the clerk at the rental counter just wants to sell you insurance? Actually, they may be trying to save you from a headache.

How to Save for Retirement When You Are Unemployed

So you're out of work. That doesn't mean you have to lose track of your retirement savings.

How to Buy Berkshire Hathaway and Other Blue Chip Stock for 17% Off

Berkshire Hathaway shares are out of most investors' price range. But there's an affordable loophole.

4 Myths About Divorce and Money, Debunked

Divorce is complicated and expensive. Dispel these money myths so you'll be better prepared to go your separate ways.

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for $1,000 a Month

Low cost-of-living is the name of the game in these beautiful countries where you can retire for less than $1,000 per month.

Ask the Readers: What Do You Look For in a Car?

Tell us what you look for in a car and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

14 Things You'll Hate About Your Next House

So what if there's a gravel driveway, or an empty lot across the street? Actually, you'll hate these things about your new house.

How to Protect Yourself Financially During a Divorce or Separation

The price tag on divorce is sky-high. Save yourself from further financial fallout by protecting your money.

Why I Choose to Rent Instead of Buy

Some say that homeownership is the smarter financial move, but for many folks, renting is just the better call.

7 Times You Shouldn't File an Insurance Claim

Insurance is there to protect you from costly damages to your home and car. But sometimes, it's best not to file a claim at all.

Stop Believing These 5 Home Refinance Myths

A home refi can help your overall financial health. Don't let these myths keep you from applying.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

How to Earn Money With Your Emergency Fund

Your emergency fund is always there for you. But if you're creative, you can also make it earn money for you.

5 Ways Your Credit Card Can Help You Manage Your Finances

Believe it or not, your credit card can actually help you become a money master.

Should You Save for College Using a 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan?

Prepaid tuition plans let you buy your kid semesters of college, locked into today's pricing. Are these a good idea?

6 Moves You Should Make Now for Your 2018 Taxes

The end of the year is fast approaching. Take some time now to get your taxes in order and you'll thank yourself come April.

How to Determine If Your Finances Are Ready for a Big Purchase

A home, a car, the latest pricey gadget — before you commit to buying, you better make sure you can afford such a large purchase.

9 Retirement Hotspots That Are Cheaper Now Than Ever Before

Retiring abroad to these nine countries is cheaper than it’s ever been.

5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Employer’s Automated Retirement Plan

Your employer may be automating your 401(k) plan. Don't let the convenience lull you into complacency with your investments.

How to Overcome These 4 Common Retirement Fears

Let's face it; retirement can be scary! Take a deep breath. You can overcome these fears.

9 Common Mistakes You're Making With Your Checking Account

If your checking account has enough money in it to cover your bills, it's all good, right?

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

6 Pitfalls When Chasing Travel Rewards

While many have used travel rewards to score free or reduced-cost travel, it helps to know the pitfalls to watch out for.

4 Portfolio "Blind Spots" That Are Ruining Your Investments

Mental biases can keep you blind. When it comes to your investments, they can also keep you poor.

How a Single Mother In Debt Over $200K Is Fixing Her Finances

We're helping a reader get control of her debt and the rest of her finances. Read her story and find out how far she's come already!

How to Choose the Perfect Country to Retire In

Choosing which country to retire in can be tough. Here's how to ensure you make the right decision.

7 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Company Stock

Your employer is offering you company stock. Is it a good idea to pad your portfolio with it?

How to Budget When You're No Longer Broke

You went from barely making ends meet to being flush with cash. Don't abandon your broke budget!

Flashback Friday: 52 Ways to Keep Your Finances Fit During the Holidays

Typically everyone's money, like our waistlines, suffers during the holidays. Learn how to keep it trim.

8 Industries That Could Benefit From Climate Change

The global climate is changing, and these companies are poised to profit.

7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0

When your latest financial emergency is that you can't afford an emergency, it's time to start building that safety net — quickly!

Your Good Credit Doesn't Mean You Have Good Money Habits

Don't be deceived by a stellar credit score. Your financial health might still need some work.