Personal Finance

The Pros and Cons of Keeping All Your Accounts in One Bank

Are your money accounts all under one roof, or scattered near and far? There are pros and cons to both banking styles.

Make Sure You Get Paid and 4 Other Great Tips From Famous Commencement Speakers

It's graduation season! Let's look past the commencement speech cliches and find some true money wisdom famous folks have dished out to new grads.

7 Critical Money Mistakes People Make in Their 40s

As you enter your 40s, the financial stakes increase. Don't make these dangerous money missteps.

8 Valuable Rights You Might Lose When You Refinance Student Loans

You can refinance your mortgage to chip away at federal student loans faster. But be cautious: It comes at a cost.

4 Credit Card Transactions That Don't Earn Rewards

Credit card rewards are pretty awesome, but they don't dole 'em out for everything.

The New Grad's Guide to Debt Management

If you recently graduated college, there's a good chance you recently got that first student loan bill. Lost? We've got you covered.

You Should Ignore These 4 Kinds of Money Advice

Sometimes your paranoia is a good thing — like when it comes to sketchy money advice.

6 Reasons Average People Should Consider a Prenup

Prenups aren't just for the rich and famous. Even folks with modest means should think about protecting their assets.

6 Foolish Ways to Pay Down Debt

You might think that any debt repayment strategy is a good one — but these wrong moves could leave you worse off. Don't try this at home!

Best Money Tips: Money Skills Everyone Should Have

Today we found articles on over a hundred money skills everyone should have, what to look for in high quality products, and money-saving apps.

How a Goodwill Letter Can Save Your Credit Score

One money mishap can wreck your credit score. A simple goodwill letter just might help.

These Apps Turn Saving Money Into a Game — Are They Worth It?

These apps promise to gamify your savings and investing, but is gamification really the key to better finances?

Is It Finally Time to Invest in Marijuana Stocks?

Investors still have a lot to learn about the legal weed market before raking in the green.

Why Does the Stock Market Keep Going Up?

Despite Great Depressions and Recessions of the past, the overall trend of the stock market is upward. Why?

8 Biggest Regrets of New Homeowners

Buying your first home should be a happy occasion, so don't end up kicking yourself by making these homebuying blunders.

3 Things You Should Know About Rental Car Insurance

Your rented set of wheels comes with a laundry list of optional insurance coverage. Should you take it?

Top 5 Ways Thieves Use Your Stolen Credit Card

Your credit card is gone. By the time you report the loss, it's likely one of the following crimes has already happened.

Everyone's Using Spare Change Apps — Are They Really Worth It?

Micro-investing apps are the modern-era change jars. Can they really help boost your finances?

How to Fire Your Real Estate Agent

If the only thing your realtor is offering is stress, it's time to break up. It's not you — it's them.

How to Live a Retired Life Before Retirement

You don't have to wait until retirement to start living like you already have.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

6 Signs a Seller Should Pass on a Home Offer

Selling a home is hard work, but don't just take the first offer that knocks at the door.

4 New Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

You've heard it all before: You need an emergency fund. See if these new persuaders don't convince you.

4 Home-Buying Habits We Can Learn From Millennials

Millennials are late to the homebuying game, but they're bringing some valuable lessons we all can learn from.

Best Money Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your 401(k)

Today we found articles on ways to get the most out of your 401(k), simple hacks that will change how you travel, and summer tax scams to watch out for.

5 Types of Overspenders — Which One Are You?

There are different types of chronic overspenders. Which one are you?

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Next Car Rental

Today we found articles on ways to save money on car rentals, home swimming pool safety tips, and money mistakes to avoid in your 20s.

How to Boost Your Credit With a Balance Transfer

A balance transfer can be a boon to your credit score. There are a few pitfalls to watch out for, too.

Best Credit Cards for Consolidating Debt

Get rid of your debt by consolidating with these credit cards.

American Express Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

A comprehensive list of the best American Express credit cards and charge cards available, and how to apply.

The High Cost of Buying a Boat

Imagining yourself relaxed and content on the deck of your very own boat? Consider the full cost before you buy.

4 Questions You Need To Answer Before Relocating in Retirement

Relocating is a common post-career plan. But before pulling up stakes, you better find out where the road will take you.

How to Tell You've Become a Financial Grownup

You're all grown up! Becoming a financial grownup, however, is another story.

5 Times Buying a Home With Cash Is Bad for Your Budget

If you have enough cash to buy a house, that's great! It still doesn't mean it's always the smartest financial move.

Here's Why a Late Retirement May Be a Bad Idea

Didn't save enough in your working years? You may be banking on a late retirement, but life can have other plans.

How an HSA Could Help Your Retirement

You know socking money into a 401(k) or IRA will help fund your retirement years. An HSA could help, too.

Are Your Emotions Costing You Money? Take This Quiz

Pity, joy, fear, stress, excitement — emotions are part of life. But if they're dictating how and when you spend your money, you have a problem.

How to Build Equity in Your Home

Truly owning your home takes time and money. If you want a bigger piece of the homeownership pie, here's how to build equity.

Here's How the Right RV and Vehicle Insurance Protects Your Summer Fun

Summer is the time to hit the road (or water!) with your recreational vehicles. It's also a good time to make sure they're all insured!

5 Biggest Ways Millennials Risk Their Retirements

Millennials are stuck making some tough money calls. Unfortunately, it's their retirement fund that gets hit the hardest.

4 Questions to Ask Before Leaving Your House to Your Kids

A home sounds like a wonderful gift for your adult children. But before you hand over the keys, there are a few things to consider.