Personal Finance

Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets?

In the modern era, assets are not always tangible things. What do you do with your digital goods when you pass on?

6 Ways to Avoid Vacation Debt

Nobody wants to return home from vacation to a giant credit card bill. We'll help you avoid vacation debt altogether.

Three of the Toughest Decisions You'll Face in Retirement

A lot of financial decision-making goes into retirement. Once you reach your golden years, you have a few more questions to answer.

Is a 15-Year Mortgage a Good Idea?

A 15-year, fixed rate mortgage can save you thousands in interest payments. But is it really worth it?

How Millennial Investors Can Get Past the Great Recession

The Great Recession spooked many millennials. How can they overcome their financial fears and begin investing?

Buying a House? Here's Where to Keep Your Down Payment

When you're saving for a house in the near future, it's the return of the money, not the return on the money, that matters most.

6 Ways the Government Helps Disaster Victims Recover

The government is playing a vital role in helping disaster victims get back on their feet. Find out how your tax dollars work!

7 Things Your Credit Report Does NOT Include

Your credit reports may be handy snapshots of your financial health, but they don't show the whole picture. Find out what's missing.

How to Select a Charity to Donate to After a Natural Disaster

Before making a charitable donation after a natural disaster, it's important to make sure your gift is going to a reputable organization. Here's how to check.

Bookmark This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing 401(k) Investments

Don't get overwhelmed picking your own 401(k) investments. Use this simple approach to build a stable retirement portfolio.

How Your Bad Credit Can Impact Your Kids

Worried about the effect your bad credit may have on you? You also need to consider how it can affect your kids.

10 New Podcasts That'll Improve Your Money Mindset

Love tuning in to podcasts? Add these 10 to your to-listen list for a better money mindset.

9 Online Forums That'll Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

Struggling to reach your money goals? Find the right online community for support, advice, and encouragement to start making progress.

Don't Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing a Will

Everyone needs a last will and testament. Make it easier on your loved ones by avoiding these mistakes.

What to Do If You're Retiring With Debt

Debt's a burden at any age. For retirees on fixed or reduced income, it can feel especially heavy.

9 Ways Expats Can Maintain Their Credit Scores

You may be leaving the States for a while, but there's one element of American life you should never leave behind: your credit score.

How to Find the Savings Strategy That Works For You

The path to saving money is as diverse as it is customizable. Are you following the best path for you?

How Families Can Earn and Use Travel Rewards

As a solo traveler, you may have your travel rewards strategy down pat. But what about when you're planning to bring the family?

Why Your Daily Latte Won't Sink Your Retirement Savings

You've heard it before — your daily latte indulgence is destroying your retirement savings. Except, it's really not.

How to Save for Retirement While Caring for Kids and Parents

In between caring for your parents and your kids, you need to care for yourself, too — especially your financial future self.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

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.