Personal Finance

9 Expensive Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Retirement always has a few bumps in the road. But these nine costly mistakes can derail you completely.

6 Money Moves to Make If Your Net Worth Is Negative

Net worth is an important marker of personal financial health. What do you do when it hovers in subzero territory?

4 Retirement "Rules of Thumb" That Actually Work

Take some guesswork out of retirement planning with these four financial rules of thumb. They really do work!

4 Stocks to Buy If You Love Moms

Mom has always been there for you. Be there for her — and all mothers — by investing in these companies who love moms.

What You Need to Know About the Easiest Way to Save for Retirement

Target-date funds are an easy way to "set and forget" your retirement savings. But they have a few downsides, too.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Claiming Your Social Security Benefits

Just because you can start claiming Social Security benefits, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Ask yourself these questions first.

6 Inspiring Quotes About Money From Successful Women

Use these inspiring words of wisdom from female finance pros to boost your bottom line.

12 Times Your Credit Card Has Your Back

In times of trouble, your best resource could be right in your pocket. Yes, your credit card totally has your back!

How to Handle a Massive Medical Bill

Surprise medical bills can torpedo even the most well-planned budget. These simple steps help minimize the financial pain.

Best Money Tips: Best Short-Term Investments for Your Money

Today we found articles on the best short-term investments, how to make extra money during spring cleaning season, and ways to stay motivated while paying off debt.

How These 8 Company Stocks Fared Following Scandal

From oil spills to exploding phones, these companies are no strangers to scandal. How has it affected their shareholders?

5 Sobering Facts About Social Security You Shouldn't Panic Over

Maybe you take Social Security for granted — or maybe you expect it to disappear. Either way, here's what you should know about it.

Best Money Tips: Dangers That Could Derail Your Retirement

Today we found articles on dangers that could derail your retirement, pros and cons of container gardening, and tips to improve your home’s layout.

The Only Money Advice You'll Actually Listen To

The only financial advice you need is the advice you'll actually listen to. How do you find that best advice?

How One Mediocre Investor Prospered After the Market Crash

A mediocre portfolio held up pretty well through the financial crisis — and has even done pretty great in the aftermath. Learn how.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Dream Home?

Tell us about your dream home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Ways Student Loan Debt Can Affect Your Mortgage Application

Many factors can sway a mortgage approval. Your student loan debt is one of them.

6 Financial Gifts Mom Will Love for Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, put that World's Best Mom mug back on the shelf, and spring for one of these fantastic financial gifts instead.

How Single Parents Can Juggle Retirement Savings, Too

Being a single parent is hard work. Being a single parent and adequately funding your retirement is extra hard. But you can do it.

Half of Americans Are Wrong About Their Retirement Savings

Most Americans have no idea what their retirement outlook is, for better or worse. Are you one of them?

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7 Biggest Ways Procrastination Hurts Your Finances

Do you like to wait until the last minute? Well, your bad habit could be costing you — literally.

4 Ways Your Credit Union Is Changing — for the Better

Your local credit union is making some major changes, and it's all good news for you.

How Long Does It Take to Break Even With an Electric Car

Electric cars come with rebates, fuel savings, and ... a premium price tag. How long will it take you to break even?

5 Ways to Turn Credit Card Rewards Into Real Wealth

Looking to do more with your credit card rewards or cash back? With a little effort, they can help you build real wealth.

What's Better: Less Debt or More Savings?

Does your high-interest debt count as an "emergency?" Well, yes, but not one worth draining your entire emergency fund.

Don't Let Outdated Money Advice Endanger Your Money

When it comes to money advice, these old-fashioned pearls of wisdom haven't aged well. Don't let them spoil your nest egg!

How to Save Frequent Flyer Miles That Are About to Expire

You worked hard for those airline miles. Don't let them just slip away!

Beware: Your Insurance May Not Cover These 8 Losses

Insurance offers peace of mind, but it doesn't make you indestructible. Beware these costly gaps in coverage.

We Do the Math: Save for Retirement or Pay Off Credit Card Debt?

It's a finance question for the ages: Should you save for retirement, or pay off credit card debt? Find out what the math says.

Who Pays When Loved Ones Leave Debt Behind?

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Managing their unfinished money matters makes it tougher.

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save When Buying Your First Home

Today we found articles on ways to save on your first home, tips for building your personal brand, and when you should not DIY.

5 Steps to Picking the Best Airline Credit Card for the Most Rewards Value

An airline credit card will help you rack up those travel rewards. Make sure you pick the best one!

Does Your Net Worth Even Matter?

You may not be raking it in like Warren Buffett, but yes, your net worth still matters.

Here's How Often Your Credit Score Gets Calculated

You know your credit score can fluctuate. But you should also know what causes this — and how you can use it to your advantage.

Should You Ever Consider a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage has its upsides, but it sure leaves a lot up in the air.

Are We Headed Toward a Bull or Bear Market?

The stock market's movements are anybody's guess, but a few key factors can hint at either a bull or a bear.

Do You Really Need a 20 Percent Down Payment for a House?

Don't let the giant down payment dash your dreams of homeownership. You have other options!

Start Planning Now for When Your Target-Date Fund Ends

Target-date funds are a common way to help you save for retirement. But what happens when they actually hit their target?

9 Ways You Sabotage Your Financial Growth

If you just can't seem to get ahead with your money, it may be your own financial fault.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now — just how exactly should you read one of these things?