Personal Finance

How to Win a Fraud Dispute With Your Credit Card Company

Thanks to the Fair Credit Billing Act, the law's on your side when it comes to fraudulent card account charges. Here's how to protect your rights (and your wallet).

The Encouraging Truth About How Americans Are Covering the Cost of College

Everybody knows college is expensive, but just how much are people really paying out of pocket? A recent survey sheds some light.

4 False Assumptions That Could Threaten Your Retirement Years

Are you heading for a rough retirement? If you're counting on these things in your golden years, you may be in for a rude awakening.

You Can Start Investing With a Lot Less Money Than You Think

You feel like you don't have enough money to take the plunge in investing. That's not true! You can get started with less than you think.

The 5 Biggest Dangers of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt isn't just a burden — it's a real danger to your finances.

3 Mistakes That Make a Bad Credit Situation Worse

A credit score of 600 or lower is officially "bad." Don't makes things worse by committing any of these common mistakes.

How to Avoid These 3 Investment Worries That Will Derail Your Retirement

It's normal to have retirement worries. But these fears can derail your retirement completely.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Overseas Retirement

Retiring overseas can seem scary, but you can make the transition to "expat" smooth sailing with a few easy to navigate tips.

Best Money Tips: Car Maintenance Myths — Debunked!

Today we found articles on car maintenance myths debunked, free apps to help you get fit, and ways to grow in your career.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Property Manager

Property managers can help you profit from rental property. Before you sign up, make sure you know what you're getting for their share of the profit.

Get More for Your Travel and Dining Purchases with the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Credit Card

The Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card offers the most valuable rewards program for travel and dining purchases.

These Are the Best Credit Card Strategies for Married Couples

Married couples can manage their credit cards way more efficiently when they work together as a team.

4 Smartest Ways to Use a Home-Equity Loan

If you have the home equity to spare, you can borrow against it. Just be sure you're using the loan for something smart.

How the End of Net Neutrality Could Impact Your Wallet

The FCC changed course on net neutrality. How might the change impact your wallet?

How an Exit Strategy Can Make You a Better Investor

We're all for buy and hold, but sometimes, it really does make sense to sell an investment. That's where an exit strategy comes in.

The Financial Perks of Being in Your 20s

From student loans to pitiful pay, you may wonder if there are any financial perks to being young. Good news! There are many.

How to Get Health Insurance If You Missed the Open Enrollment Deadline

Missed the Open Enrollment deadline? Avoid a coverage gap by taking advantage of these other ways to sign up.

7 Ways to Bounce Back After You Miss a Credit Card Payoff Goal

Discouraged because you didn't meet a credit card payoff goal? Don't get down on yourself — get back to bringing those balances down.

Your Comprehensive Checklist for a Successful Balance Transfer

Balance transfers can be tricky. This checklist will walk you through the whole thing, step-by-step.

Where Are They Now? The Forgotten Dollar Bills (and Coins)

You may have money on your mind, but these notes and coins are all but forgotten. They are still legal tender, though!

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

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.