Personal Finance

6 Money Problems Our Grandparents Never Had

Our grandparents and great-grandparents weren't immune to money troubles, but these financial woes are a little more modern-age.

Build a Secure Future Starting With Your Next Paycheck

Don't just dump your next paycheck directly into your checking account. Make these wise money moves instead.

Are You Putting Off These 9 Adult Money Moves?

You're not a kid anymore. So get to work on these grown-up financial decisions.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

Here's the Difference Between a Federal and Non-Federal Credit Union

You're thinking about joining a credit union. You've noticed some credit unions are federal, and some are state-chartered. What's the difference?

5 Money Moves That Will Ruin Your Mortgage Application

You're ready to be a homeowner — but if you make these missteps with your money, you can kiss your mortgage application goodbye.

Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a College Meal Plan

You know college tuition, books, and room and board cost a pretty penny. Are you forgetting about food?

Are You Ruining Your Retirement by Spoiling Your Kids?

You'd do anything for your kids — but you shouldn't derail your retirement to loan them money.

7 Easy First Steps to Paying Off Debt

Facing debt can be overwhelming. Where do you start? These simple steps will start you on the path to repayment.

8 Questions Real Estate Agents Hear Most Often

If you're buying or selling a home, you'll undoubtedly have questions. Your agent has probably heard them all.

How to Sell a Home Without a Traditional Agent

Real estate agents take a hefty commission from your home sale. Want to avoid that financial hit? You can sell your home without a traditional agent.

6 Financial Steps to Take When Your Aging Parents Move In

Your parents have always taken care of you — now you want to return the favor. These money moves will help you care for them at home.

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

Crisis averted! Your emergency fund came through when you needed it. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net before the other shoe drops.

The One Question You Need to Answer to Choose the Best Health Care Plan

You need to a buy your own health insurance on the exchange, but you don't know where to start. We're going to help you weigh your options.

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Emergency Savings?

Tell us whether you have emergency savings and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: How to Know When You're Ready to Retire

Today we found articles on how to know when you’re ready to retire, how to budget when you’re behind on your bills, and little things you should do every day before noon.

What to Do if You've Signed Up for a Terrible Loan or Credit Card

Sometimes a loan or credit card doesn't work out to your favor. Is there any way out?

4 Ways to Add Gold to Your Portfolio

Whether you want to protect your money from stock market turmoil or a zombie apocalypse, adding gold to your portfolio can be an attractive investment.

5 Mortgage Details You Should Know Before You Sign

Buying a new home is exciting, but before you sign your name on the dotted line, you need to ask — and answer — a few key questions about your loan.

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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.

8 Signs It's Time to Retire

You're thinking about retiring. How do you know when it's really the right time?

Best Money Tips: These 5 Things Make You Terrible With Money

Today we found articles on the biases and fallacies that make us terrible with money, rules that every real estate investor should follow, and how to recover from a spending spree.

What You Need to Know About Filing an Insurance Claim After a Natural Disaster

When your home is a casualty of natural disaster, know what steps to take immediately with your insurance company.

Why Donating Money Is the Best Thing You Can Do After a Natural Disaster

There's a natural impulse to donate after a natural disaster. But donating goods over money is not always the best idea.

6 Reasons Cash Back Is Better Than Travel Rewards

Travel rewards are great for jet-setters, but for the rest of us, cash back is the better deal.

7 Times to Update Your Homeowners Insurance

You probably haven't looked at your homeowners policy since you bought your house. You might want to; especially if you've made these changes.