Personal Finance

U.S. personal savings rate close to Depression-era rates

U.S. savings rate has plummeted into negative territory, echoing days of the Great Depression.

SNL Financial Advice: Don't Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford!

Sometimes, the best personal finance lessons come in the least expected places.

Behind the Times - I learn about Keep the Change

Bank of America's Keep the Change program is the modern solution to a change jar. Are you saving your pennies?

$10 billion tax refund for long distance phone

If you paid for long distance phone service from 2003-2006, you are eligible for a refund of the U.S. federal taxes paid on that service.

Car Buying Part 2 – Into the Devil's domain.

Before you brave the Devil's Dominion of car dealerships, take these 10 tips with you. Don't be a laydown!

Will Work For Food: The Primal Connection Between Food and Personal Finance

An insightful reprint of Wray Herbert's moving article, "Will Work for Food: The Primal Connection Between Food and Personal Finance."

Car Buying Part 1 - Going For Broker.

Skip the dealership. Have a licensed broker find you the exact car you want without spending a dime over budget.

Queercents.com - Financial Tips from a Queer Perspective

Queercents founder, Nina Smith, talks about the importance of personal finance in the LGBT community. Have a read!

158 Free Investment Classes From Morningstar: Earn Rewards While You Learn

Whether you're brand new to investing or want to brush up on your terminology, Morningstar's free online classes offer a wealth of knowledge.

Afraid, Yet Smitten - You Haven't Heard of Violent Acres Yet?

Amid Violent Acres' delightfully jaw-dropping blog posts, you'l find some sound financial advice. Check it out!

Alternatives to drunk driving

Party hardy tonight, but don't drive drunk! A drunk driving conviction is just not worth it, especially when there are plenty of safe, pain-free alternatives.

Easy savings in 2007

Ring in the new year with a new online savings account. Here are some of the best places to help you start saving!

Do you have the econ knowledge of a high schooler?

Do you know more about economics than the average high school student? Take the quiz and find out!

Ben Franklin's guide to wealth and savvy living

Ben Franklin's pearls of financial wisdom are full of timeless advice on being fantastically frugal.

Honesty: Truly, the Best Policy

Are you honest with yourself about money? Some of us could really use a financial reality check — from ourselves.

Charitable giving - get a receipt

After the good-hearted decision to make a charitable donation, do some good for yourself and get a receipt! You can't deduct without one!

Gas Efficient Driving

Your gas mileage depends more on the way you drive than on what car you are driving. Here's how to avoid more stops at the pump.

Explaining the climax scene of "Trading Places"

A little lost trying to follow the big scene at the commodities exchange in Trading Spaces? We'll break it down for you!

Deadweight loss of Christmas: Economist explains why gifts are inefficient

The term "deadweight loss" doesn't exactly smack of Christmas cheer, but ask yourself — are you spending too much on holiday gifts?

Quick Notes: A Bonus Holiday Bonus?

Did Santa bring you an extra paycheck this month? Spend it wisely!

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

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?

Best Money Tips: What to Do if You Get an IRS Notice

Today we found articles on what to do if you get an IRS notice, things that are proven to make you happier, and ways to invest in yourself without spending a lot of money.

The 5 Best Folding Bicycles

Getting around town on a bike isn't easy, but it can be. Use any of these folding bicycles and you can go from bike to train to bus without missing a beat.

3 Ways Retirees Can Build Credit

When you retire, many of life's little worries melt away. Unfortunately, worrying about your credit score doesn't.

8 Real Life Calamities That Can Drain Your Finances (Plus How to Defend Against Them)

Life is full of ups and downs. Sometime the downs take all your money along for the ride.

8 Times You Need to Walk Away From Your Dream Home

You've found the home you've always dreamed of. Make sure you're not walking into a nightmare, instead.

4 Ways Your Money Can Support Your Values

Want to give back without going broke? Use your everyday finances as a means of funding your values.

Bank of America Business Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

Find out about Bank of America business credit cards, applications, and promotional offers.

6 Powerful Images of Money and What They Really Mean

From Fearless Girl to Uncle Scrooge's vault, these iconic money images continue to shape our outlook on finance.

4 Things You Need to Know About Deferring Student Loans

Hitting pause on student loan payments can be a complicated process. You'll need this knowledge under your belt before applying for deferment.

Best Money Tips: 10 Products You Need for Financial Security

Today we found articles on products need to be financially secure, energy conservation myths you should ignore, and things you can do in the day to sleep better at night.

5 Retirement Accounts You Don't Need a Ton of Money to Open

Don't let high minimums dissuade your retirement savings goals. These Roth IRAs can get you started, no minimum investment required.

4 Big Business Accounting Tools Every Side Gig Needs

Operate your side hustle like a big business to maximize income — and avoid issues with the IRS.

8 Ways to Stage Your Home Without Hiring a Pro

From curb appeal to clearing clutter, you can stage your home like the pros do — all without hiring a pro.

7 Lessons From Tax Day to Remember for Next Year

With Tax Day now behind you (phew!), it's time to reflect on a few lessons that might make next April a little less stressful.

Score Your Dream Home With the Perfect Offer Letter

In a hot housing market, you want every trick up your sleeve to score your dream home. A heartfelt letter to the seller may be the key.

4 Smart Ways to Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

A hefty home loan doesn't have to be a burden. Here's how you can trim dollars from your monthly mortgage payment.

Get Out of Debt Faster With the "Debt Snowflake"

Every dollar counts during debt repayment. Finding small savings or windfalls to put toward your debt can help you pay off your balances faster.

Best Money Tips: Things You Can Learn From Your Tax Return

Today we found articles on things you can learn from your tax return, planning for financial emergencies, and downsides to DIY financial planning.