Personal Finance

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change When You Retire

While you plan for all the travel and hobbies you'll do in retirement, you should probably plan for your taxes, too.

Which Credit Card Should You Use to Get Free Hotel Stays?

Earning free accommodations has never been easier thanks to co-branded hotel and general travel credit cards. Which is right for you?

3 Ways More Money in Retirement Might Cost You

Having an extra large nest egg is a good thing! But to be sure, it comes with extra headaches you'll have to manage.

Best Credit Cards For Drugstores and Pharmacy Items

Earn more rewards for your drugstore and pharmacy purchases with these credit cards.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Target Retirement Age?

Tell us what your target retirement age is and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending

"No credit? No problem!" At least, that's what a predatory lender might want you to think.

Why the Age of Your Credit History Matters

Your credit history is like a fine wine — the longer it matures, the better it is.

9 Surprising Perks (and Some Drawbacks) of Paperless Billing

Whether it comes by snail mail or email, a bill is a bill. How do you prefer to pay up?

A Field Guide to Lousy Investment Advisers

"Superior" investment advice is a pretty rare thing. So rare, most of the time it's really just lousy.

Is an All-Cash Diet Right for You?

Budget in the red again? Quell your craving to overspend with plastic with an all-cash diet instead.

Here's What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes

If you think owing money to the mob sounds scary, try owing money to the federal government.

The Fiduciary Rule Is Under Review — How Will This Affect Your Investments?

The Trump administration is holding the fiduciary rule in limbo. How could this affect you and your retirement?

10 Ways to Keep Your Private Info Private

From your Facebook feed, to your mailbox — identity theft hides behind every corner. Make sure your privacy is protected.

6 Reasons You Need to Include Pets in Your Will

When drawing up your will, don't forget to include your four-legged family members! They need you, even when you're gone.

4 Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized User on Your Credit Card

Giving your teen authorized user access to your credit card might sound risky. Here's why you should do it anyway.

You Got a Raise! Now What?

Congrats on those extra dollars in your paycheck! Don't just blow through 'em, though. Put the extra money to work.

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

Your Social Security benefits increase with every year you wait to claim them. But sometimes, sooner is better.

7 Things You Should Never Do With Your Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Racking up travel rewards will be a wasted effort if you keep making these mistakes with your rewards credit cards.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After Marriage

Once the wedding bells stop ringing, it's time to get real about how your money might change after marriage — starting with taxes.

5 Simple Ways to Never Make a Late Credit Card Payment

Forgetting about your credit card bill can hurt your credit score and your wallet. Learn how to stop missing due dates once and for all.

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5 Financial Mistakes That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

It might feel like every little money misstep gets reported to the credit bureaus, but sometimes, you're in the clear (at least with the bureaus).

7 Traps to Avoid With Your 401(k)

Your 401(k) is a powerful retirement savings tool, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

Credit cards have been around for a long time now — and so have all these myths about paying with plastic.

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Yep, you can totally wreck someone else's credit score. Don't be that person.

5 Unexpected Costs of Political Activism

Protesters are out in force right now. And while taking a stand is important in many ways, there are financial and personal risks to consider.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before Applying for a Mortgage

It might seem like everyone under the sun gets approved for a mortgage, but don't be fooled — home loans are no joke. Make these money moves before applying.

Best Money Tips: Dumb, Costly Moves That Homebuyers Make

Today we found articles on costly moves that homebuyers make, when to book the cheapest flights for the holidays, and easy ways to spring clean your home in a day.

Beware These 5 Important Tax Changes for 2017

The tax code is ever-changing. Here's what you can expect when you file in 2017.

Here's How a Claim Will Impact Your Car Insurance

Fender bent? Whether it was you or the other guy, there's a good chance your insurance policy may change.

The Fair Way to Split Up Your Family's Estate

A rock-solid will isn't only for your peace of mind — it's for your heirs' peace of mind, too.

5 Common Money Moves That Can Get You Into Legal Trouble

That little white money lie might seem innocent enough, but watch out — you could get in big trouble.

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Remarry

If you're planning to walk down the aisle again, it's wise to make these money moves with your partner.

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Credit Increase

Before you ask your credit card provider for a limit increase, take the time to ask yourself a few questions, too.

6 Millennial Money Habits Every Retiree Should Learn

Millennials are savvy to some pretty healthy money habits. Even older generations should take notes!

4 Times When Bundling Insurance Doesn't Make Sense

"Bundling" is a buzzworthy term in the insurance world. But, sometimes, you're better off keeping your policies separate.

Want Your Investments to Do Better? Stop Watching the News

If you want to be a better investor, consider stepping away from the market "news."

How "Carried Interest" May Affect Our Taxes

Carried interest was a buzzword of the presidential election. Just what is it, anyways?

5 Money Moves to Make Before Moving Out on Your Own

Before striking out on your own, set yourself up for financial success while Mom and Dad have still got your back.

8 Signs You're Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage

If home sweet home is sapping your savings, you're likely paying too much for your mortgage.

13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb

Ever wonder what it's like to list your place on Airbnb? Here's the real story.