Personal Finance

Ask the Readers: What Money Lessons Did You Learn From Your Mom?

Tell us about the money lessons you learned from your mom and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

25 Money-Saving Strategies That Are Actually Hurting You

Penny wise pound-foolish is no way to build real wealth. Are your too-frugal habits costing you money?

Credit Card Signatures Are Going Away — Should You Be Worried?

Major credit card networks are eliminating the need for signatures at the point of sale. What does that mean for you?

Losing Your Nest Egg Could Kill You: Here's How to Prevent It

They say if you don't have money, "At least you have your health." New research shows that you can't have one without the other.

5 Money Accomplishments You Should Be Proud Of

Don't beat yourself up over the financial challenges ahead. Be proud of what you've already accomplished.

9 Ways Work-At-Home Seniors Can Master Work-Life Balance

Working in retirement is all about keeping balance. Working from home is a great way to do that.

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit

You're officially an adult and now you have your own credit card! Here's how to build credit the right way.

7 Life Choices That Are Actually Financial Decisions

You might think that many of life's biggest decisions come down to emotion. But they really come down to money.

6 Reasons You're Still Struggling to Pay Bills

You're making decent money and not obviously wasting it. So why are you still on thin ice by bill-paying day?

5 Money Moves to Make Even If You Don't Plan to Buy a House

Getting a mortgage isn't the only reason to keep your finances in tiptop shape. You should make these money moves even if you plan to rent forever.

7 Retirement Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

These expenses in retirement are worth the cost and will make your golden years more enjoyable. Go ahead, you deserve it!

4 Ways Couples Can Tackle Money Goals Together

If you really want to win at marriage, you need to make "money goals" your new "relationship goals."

Best Money Tips: 10 Steps to Financial Freedom After College

Today we found articles on the steps to financial freedom after college, little changes that will make you happier, and a look at how much you should spend on a house.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

Here's What It Means to Be Vested in Your 401(k)

The money you put in a 401(k) is always yours. You may have to wait a little longer, however, before you pocket your employer's contributions.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When You Enroll in Medicare

It's easy to make mistakes when signing up for Medicare. Here's how you can avoid the big ones.

Best Money Tips: Big Decisions You Must Get Right to Get Rich

Today we found articles on big money decisions you have to get right to get rich, practical ways to simplify meals, and environmentally friendly products that also save you money.

7 Times You Don't Have to Give Your Social Security Number

A lot of people may ask for your Social Security number, but not all of them are entitled to it.

Why You Should Call Your Mortgage Lender Every Year

When was the last time you gave your mortgage lender a ring? If it's been a few years, you could be throwing money out the window.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

How to Respond to House-Shaming

Everyone you know says you should buy instead of rent. Here's how to tell those house-shamers to pound sand.

10 Red Flags to Look Out for When Renting Your First Apartment

Renting your first apartment can be like navigating a minefield. Know the warning signs to make sure you don't sign a lease to a pit of despair.

2-Minute Read: What You Need to Know About FICO Scores

Here's everything you need to know about FICO scores, and it'll only take you two minutes to read.

8 Fun Facts About Credit Cards

Your monthly credit card statement may not offer much joy, but these fascinating credit card facts are pure fun.

7 Modern Ways to Balance Your Checkbook

It's no longer necessary to pore over that ledger and paper bank statement. You can "balance your checkbook" the modern way.

How to Solve These 6 Problems Your Heirs Could Have With Your Estate

If you have a will, you're ahead of most Americans — but don't pat yourself on the back just yet. Your heirs may still encounter some challenges.

What Happens to a Student Credit Card After You Graduate?

Getting a credit card in college is a great way to build credit when you're young. But what should you do with the card after you graduate?

5 Money Moves to Make Before Adopting a Dog

A dog's wagging tail can brighten the darkest day. Just be sure to get your money ready for your new best friend.

5 Ways to Build Retirement Stability in Your 50s

Your 50s are no time to slow down your financial progress. These critical money moves could save your retirement.

9 Smart Financial Gifts to Give New Grads Besides Cash

New grads love cash, but these other money-oriented gifts can really help propel them into adulthood.

8 Credit Card Perks That'll Make Your Summer Travels Easier

Looking for a way to simplify your summer vacation plans? Look no further than your credit card.

Best Money Tips: How to Jumpstart Your Emergency Fund This Month

Today we found articles on ways to jump-start your emergency fund, surprising uses for Fels Naptha soap, and important steps to take if you’re fired.

4 Smart Things You Should Do With Your First Real Paycheck

Your first real paycheck is cause for celebration — and cause for some smart money moves.

5 Money Moves to Make When It's Too Hot to Go Outside

Too hot to do anything productive? Think again! Give some of these summer money moves a try.

9 Things to Consider Before Retiring to a Tiny Home or RV

If your retirement dream home is tiny — or on wheels — you may want to make these considerations before taking the plunge.

9 Modern Home Improvements That Add Thousands to Your Listing

Could your home use a little TLC? These modern makeovers will add serious resale bang to your buck.

3 Unexpected Hurdles You Might Encounter When Applying for Social Security Benefits

Social Security is not always a well-oiled machine. Don't get hung up on these snags when applying for benefits.

Should You Treat Your Social Security Benefits Like a Bond?

A lot of things can impact your retirement investment strategy. Should your future Social Security benefits be one of them?

How to Become a Minimalist With Your Money

Money management have your head in a whirl? Try the minimalist approach instead.

Why It Pays to Wait Before Applying for a New Rewards Card

Before a sweet perk convinces you to apply for another rewards credit card, you might want to wait for some even better ones.