Personal Finance

7 Fastest Ways to Recover From Holiday Overspending

Have you already blown the holiday budget for this year? Here's how to get back on track.

4 Easy Ways to Get Richer In 2018

A new year is a fresh start for your finances. Make these small money moves now, and you'll end 2018 richer than you started it.

Step-by-Step Guide to Doing a Balance Transfer on Credit Cards

Before you attempt a balance transfer, here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it right.

Best Money Tips: Improve Your 2018 Finances in 5 Quick Steps

Today we found articles on quick ways to improve your finances in 2018, rules for an affordable New Year’s Eve party, and strategies to keep your resolutions going.

Why Saving Money Is Harder Today

Feel the squeeze? Saving money today is harder than ever. These skyrocketing expenses are the reason why.

5 Brilliant Money Moves You Should Make on January 1

It's a new year! Ditch the unrealistic resolutions and make these smart, achievable money moves right on January 1.

Buying Virtual Cats Might Be the Future of Investing

What happens when you combine cute kitties with an addictive game? The hottest new investment trend.

Why Playing It Safe With Your Money Is Actually Risky

When it comes to your money, fear of risk may be your biggest enemy.

Never Do These 5 Things When You're in Debt

Credit card debt is a tough cycle to break. If you're making these mistakes, it's only going to get tougher.

4 Money Resolutions Anyone Can Conquer

With a new year comes a slew of hard-to-keep resolutions. Reaching these money goals only requires a little bit of work up front. It's easy!

5 Questions Your Financial Adviser Should Ask You

When you're looking for a good financial adviser, you shouldn't be on the only one asking the pressing questions.

6 Things You Need to Do if You're Retiring in 2018

This is it; 2018 is the year you retire. Before you leave the working world, there are a fey key moves to make first.

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Retiring Abroad

Don't retire overseas until you've successfully avoided these classic mistakes.

How to Sell Your House Despite Your Messy Kids

Kids make a mess. You can still make a quick home sale despite the disarray.

Make a List and Check It Twice to Save Money and Reduce Fraud Risk During the Holidays

This holiday season, take a page out of Santa's book and make a list and check it twice to save big bucks.

6 Important Things to Look for in a Savings Account

Not all savings accounts are created equal. When it comes to stashing your savings, there are a few key features to look for.

How to Pick Your First Stocks and Funds

You're ready to start investing. But where, exactly, do you start? It's easy! Try these clever ways to pick your first stocks and funds.

5 Alternatives to a 401(k) Plan

If you're nervous about the future of 401(k) plans, you'll be pleased to know you have other options.

The Best Age to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

If you want to buy long-term care insurance, don't wait until it's too late.

5 Surefire Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Are you toeing the line of too much debt? These warning signs say so.

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How Just $5 a Day Can Improve Your Financial Future

Want to improve your financial future? All you need is $5 per day.

4 Ways to Make Debt Repayment Fun

Paying off debt can be fun — yes, fun — with just a little bit of creative thinking and some basic gamification.

What Really Happens When You Don't Pay Your Student Loans

Student loans can be a heavy financial burden even in the best of times. If you don't pay them, things will only get worse.

6 Ways Good Credit Is Better Than a Boyfriend

Love is full of uncertainties. Good credit, on the other hand, fulfills every promise.

5 Questions Retirees Should Ask Before Starting a Small Business

Retirement is usually a time to relax — but for others, it's time to open their dream business. Is it really the right move?

7 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k) Match

Confused about how your employer's 401(k) match works? We'll break it down for you.

Yes, You Still Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement

An emergency fund isn't just for the working world. You need to bring one into retirement, too.

7 Easiest Ways to Catch Up on Retirement Savings Later in Life

If your retirement savings are off to a late start, you aren't alone. A few smart money moves can help you catch up.

5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a HELOC

A HELOC offers a flexible way to tap your home equity. Just be sure to answer a few questions before applying.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Financial Goals for 2018?

Tell us about your financial goals for 2018 and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Ways Your Money Is Being a Jerk (And How to Fight Back)

Money can be a real jerk. Learn how to fight back when your finances are pushing you around.

Why You May Need a Revocable Living Trust

A revocable living trust can make it easier on your loved ones when the time comes to settle your estate. Don't let your legacy be the hassle you leave behind!

Your Small Business Needs an Emergency Fund, Too

Emergency can strike your small business just as it can your personal life. Protect all you've worked for with a business emergency fund.

Your Travel Rewards Points Were Stolen. Now What?

You know that hackers can steal your credit card info. Guess what? Your travel rewards aren't totally safe, either.

What to Do if You're Laid Off Before You Retire

You’ve found yourself out of work before you were ready to retire. Don’t worry! You can make this transition work.

What Does Your Personal Guarantee On a Business Credit Card Mean?

A credit card for your small business can be a great way to manage expenses (and earn rewards). There's just one catch.

5 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Employee Retirement Accounts

More than half of American small business employees don't have a workplace retirement plan. Here's why your small business should offer one.

12 Things You Should Know About the New Tax Law

The Trump administration recently rolled out its new tax law. Here are the major changes you need to know about.

3 Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate (Without Buying Real Estate)

Investing in real estate can be lucrative — and a lot of hard work. With these investment strategies, you can enjoy the profits without owning property.

What Every Retirement Saver Should Know About Required Minimum Distributions

Uncle Sam hasn't forgotten about your tax-deferred retirement accounts. When you turn 70½, he'll come knocking.