Personal Finance

8 Traits of People Who Live Debt-Free

Debt-free folks have a lot in common. If you adopt some of their habits, you can live debt-free, too.

What Happens to Your Store Credit Card When the Store Closes?

The retailer behind your store-branded credit card just went kaput. What happens to your plastic — and your debt — now?

How the Fair Credit Reporting Act Protects You

The Fair Credit Reporting Act exists to protect you. Here's everything you need to know about it.

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Mutual funds have long been and easy way to invest in a broad range of securities. Here's how to get started!

8 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

A pre-owned car can save you a lot of money, so long as you ask some key questions before buying.

9 Little Ways to Boost Your Savings Account Every Day

Building your savings doesn't have to be daunting. It's the little things that add up.

4 Ways to Keep Envy From Ruining Your Retirement Investments

Envy is a mega-danger to your finances. The green-eyed monster can even ruin your investments.

4 Worst Reasons to Buy a House

You should buy a home because you want to — not because these myths make you believe it's a good idea.

4 Money Lessons You Can Learn From the Joneses

The Joneses seem like they have it all. It turns out they have some valuable money lessons to offer, too.

Why New Purchases On a Balance Transfer Card Can Cost You

Using your balance transfer card for purchases is typically a bad idea, and for more reasons than one.

5 Signs You're Financially Average — And How to Improve

You're probably pretty average when it comes to money — but that's not necessarily a good thing. Here's how to move to the front of the class.

8 Questions to Ask Before Buying Any Stock

Before you dive headfirst into owning a stock, do some digging on exactly where you're investing your dollars.

Best Money Tips: How to Deal When You're Broke

Today we found articles on what to do when you’re broke, self-discipline hacks that will help you succeed, and ways to disaster-proof your retirement.

5 Tax Scams You Should Know About for 2018

Don't hand your tax refund over to fraudsters. Watch out for these common and costly tax scams.

15+ Important Financial Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Make sure to add these important financial dates to your 2018 calendar. Your money may depend on it!

6 Ways to Make Your Home Into an Investment

Homes can be money traps. But by treating your house like an investment, you can earn money instead of losing it.

Best Money Tips: Things You Should Know About Money in 2018

Today we found articles on things you should know about money in 2018, the best tips for flawless skin, and a beginner’s guide to being blunt.

Why Even Millionaires Aren't Happy About Their Finances

Believe it or not, the super-rich are not always super-happy — and often for the same reasons the rest of us aren't.

7 Surprising Ways Retirement Has Gotten Easier

Good news, older Americans; retirement is better than ever.

How the Fair Credit Billing Act Protects You

The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) was created to protect consumers. Here's how it protects you.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

8 Myths About Health Savings Accounts — Debunked!

An HSA can be a great way to pay for health care, earn investment income and cut your taxes. Cut through the confusion before you jump in.

What Kind of Auto Insurance Do Uber Drivers Need?

Driving for Uber and not entirely sure you're covered? This guide will help.

What to Do If Your Balance Transfer Limit Is Too Low

A 0% balance transfer offer can be a great way to tackle high-interest credit card debt. But what if the offer doesn't cover all your debt?

8 Sacrifices That Will Supercharge Your Debt Payoff

They won't seem like sacrifices when debt is no longer hanging over your head.

6 Things You Can Negotiate When Buying a Home

Buying a house is a big deal -- and almost all of it is negotiable. Here's what else you can haggle over besides price.

What Exactly Does Trip Cancellation Insurance Cover?

Is trip interruption/cancellation insurance worth the cost? Let's find out.

How to Build Financial Stability After Divorce

Finding your financial footing after a divorce is not easy, but you can do it.

How to Make Sense of the Different Parts of Medicare

Medicare is complicated. Let's break down all its moving parts.

Ask the Readers: If You Could Retire Today — Would You?

Tell us if you would be willing to retire today and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

15 Smart Things You Can Do With Your Finances, Even if You're Broke

If money is tight, these easy, smart personal finance habits can help turn your financial life around.

4 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Past Presidents

This Presidents Day, use your long weekend to mull over some pertinent money lessons from our past presidents.

Why a Deferred Annuity May Be a Smarter Buy Than Long-Term Care Insurance

Staggering long-term care insurance costs have retirees looking to an alternative solution; the deferred annuity.

Guess What? Your Bank Rewards May be Taxable

Credit card and bank rewards may be taxable depending on how they're earned. Find out how these rewards are treated, and if you'll be on the hook for taxes.

7 Warning Signs You're In Debt Denial

Denial can really throw your life off the rails. Denying your debt can be flat-out financially disastrous.

You Got an Eviction Notice. Now What?

An eviction notice taped to the door is every renter's nightmare. Find out your options if the worst should happen.

Here's What a Balance Transfer Does to Your Credit

A balance transfer can help you pay down debt faster, but it comes with some costs, including a few you may not see.

8 Common Causes of Debt — And How to Avoid them

Millions of Americans are saddled with debt. To truly get rid of it, you need to get to the root of the problem.

What You Need to Know About Canceled Debt and Taxes

If you think debt forgiveness can make your financial liability disappear altogether, you're likely wrong.

8 Things You Should Never Hide From Your Landlord

Renting a place to live? After you sign that lease, you'll need to provide full disclosure on certain things.

6 Reasons Why Financial Planning Isn't Just for the Wealthy

Financial planning doesn't care how much money you make. You still need to do it.