Personal Finance

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?

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.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your House

Before you hire a realtor and put up that For Sale sign, you'll want to ask yourself these home-selling questions.

How to Make Sure You Don't Run Out of Money in Retirement

Investing in an annuity can be a little tricky. Having an annuity, however, is pretty wonderful.

8 Reasons You're Still Stuck in a Financial Hole

You're in a financial hole. If you don't quit these bad money moves, ASAP, you're just going to keep on digging.

How to Think Like a Billionaire When You’re Broke

If you’re struggling to make ends meet, take some advice from the wealthiest people alive. They got that way for a reason.

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.