Personal Finance

5 Home Renovations That Will Attract Pet Owners

If you're planning on selling your home, consider some pet friendly upgrades. Buyers with fur babies will notice -- and might get off the fence about making an offer.

It's Your Last Chance to Claim These 8 Tax Deductions

Tax Day 2018 is a big one; this will be your last chance to claim these major tax deductions.

6 Things to Consider Before Making a Big Purchase for Rewards Points

Paying for a home renovation with a rewards card could earn you a free vacation -- or lots of cash back. Be sure you understand the pitfalls before you dust off your card.

5 Surefire Ways to Maintain a Good Credit Score in Retirement

You relied on good credit to see you through to retirement — don't put those good financial habits aside just yet!

5 Financial Risks Worth Taking

It can be hard to put our money "at risk." It can be even riskier not to.

8 Ways Retirees Can Spring Clean Their Finances

You're retired, but that doesn't mean your finances are. Take some time this spring to spruce up your money.

The Biggest Ways You're Wasting Money at the Pump

Unless your car really, really needs it, you're better off skipping premium. Find out other ways you can save at the pump.

How to Choose the Best Primary Care Physician

Choosing a primary care physician is one of the most important decisions you can make for your health. Here's how to make the best choice.

Re-Age Your Credit Card Debt to Protect Your Credit Score

Re-aging your credit can be good or bad depending on the circumstances. Learn when you want your credit re-aged and how to make it happen.

How to Manage Money When You Hate Thinking About It

If the thought of managing your green has you seeing red, take heart; it doesn't have to be complicated!

The High Cost of Planning for the End of the World

Prepping for the end of the world covers all the bases — except for how much it'll cost you while the world still turns.

2-Minute Guide: How to Use Balance Transfers to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Balance transfers can help you out of debt in a hurry. Here's how to use them to clear that credit card debt.

How to Research a Home's Location Before You Buy

Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Financial Future With Just $200

You don't need a lot of dough to safeguard your financial future. A couple hundred bucks is a good start.

How to Ease into Credit Card Rewards After Debt Repayment

You've conquered a mountain of debt. Congrats! Before you go right back to using credit cards again, learn how to proceed with caution.

5 Alternatives to Charging Your Medical Bills

Before reaching for your credit card, make sure you check out other effective ways to pay off your medical bills.

3 Ways Education Can Impact Your Creditworthiness

Education doesn't directly affect your credit; but it can impact your creditworthiness.

6 Personal Finance Rules to Live By in Your 40s

Make your 40s all about securing financial stability. These personal finance rules can help you get there.

3 Financial Penalties Every Retiree Should Avoid

By the time you reach retirement, you should know how to manage your money. Don't get hit with these financial fines!

4 Things You Need to Know About Gift Tax

There's a tax on financial gifts? Of course there is — and guess what else? It's very convoluted.

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8 Fun Facts About Credit Cards

Your monthly credit card statement may not offer much joy, but these fascinating credit card facts are pure fun.

7 Modern Ways to Balance Your Checkbook

It's no longer necessary to pore over that ledger and paper bank statement. You can "balance your checkbook" the modern way.

How to Solve These 6 Problems Your Heirs Could Have With Your Estate

If you have a will, you're ahead of most Americans — but don't pat yourself on the back just yet. Your heirs may still encounter some challenges.

What Happens to a Student Credit Card After You Graduate?

Getting a credit card in college is a great way to build credit when you're young. But what should you do with the card after you graduate?

5 Money Moves to Make Before Adopting a Dog

A dog's wagging tail can brighten the darkest day. Just be sure to get your money ready for your new best friend.

5 Ways to Build Retirement Stability in Your 50s

Your 50s are no time to slow down your financial progress. These critical money moves could save your retirement.

9 Smart Financial Gifts to Give New Grads Besides Cash

New grads love cash, but these other money-oriented gifts can really help propel them into adulthood.

8 Credit Card Perks That'll Make Your Summer Travels Easier

Looking for a way to simplify your summer vacation plans? Look no further than your credit card.

Best Money Tips: How to Jumpstart Your Emergency Fund This Month

Today we found articles on ways to jump-start your emergency fund, surprising uses for Fels Naptha soap, and important steps to take if you’re fired.

4 Smart Things You Should Do With Your First Real Paycheck

Your first real paycheck is cause for celebration — and cause for some smart money moves.

5 Money Moves to Make When It's Too Hot to Go Outside

Too hot to do anything productive? Think again! Give some of these summer money moves a try.

9 Things to Consider Before Retiring to a Tiny Home or RV

If your retirement dream home is tiny — or on wheels — you may want to make these considerations before taking the plunge.

9 Modern Home Improvements That Add Thousands to Your Listing

Could your home use a little TLC? These modern makeovers will add serious resale bang to your buck.

3 Unexpected Hurdles You Might Encounter When Applying for Social Security Benefits

Social Security is not always a well-oiled machine. Don't get hung up on these snags when applying for benefits.

Should You Treat Your Social Security Benefits Like a Bond?

A lot of things can impact your retirement investment strategy. Should your future Social Security benefits be one of them?

How to Become a Minimalist With Your Money

Money management have your head in a whirl? Try the minimalist approach instead.

Why It Pays to Wait Before Applying for a New Rewards Card

Before a sweet perk convinces you to apply for another rewards credit card, you might want to wait for some even better ones.

Should You Go on Vacation While You're in Debt?

Vacation is usually the first thing to go when tackling debt. But it doesn't have to be.

How to Manage Your Money When You're Too Busy to Think About It

Money management is always doable — even when life is busy.

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?