Personal Finance

9 Smart Moves to Make After Getting a Raise or Promotion

Nice job! Be sure to follow up your promotion or raise with plenty more of what got you here.

3 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Financial Fraud

Elders aren't the only targets of financial fraud. Even young folks need to know how to protect themselves.

9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Having some trouble coming up with cash for your nest egg? It's time to think outside the box.

5-Minute Finance: Checking Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? You should — and it only takes five minutes to find out.

My Kid Got Accepted to an Expensive Private College — Now What?

How much is too much when it comes to college costs? A worried father breaks down the costs and the benefits of a child's hefty tuition.

7 Ways to Compare Stock Market Investments

There are thousands of investments out there. If you want to find the "best" ones, you need to learn how to compare them.

What Makes a Home's Location "Good"

When searching for the perfect new home, make sure the location is perfect, too.

7 Easy Money Moves to Make on a Rainy Day

The rain may be falling, but that doesn't mean you can't make the sun shine on your finances.

How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

Part of settling an estate is dealing with the personal possessions of the deceased. Here's how to do that with minimal stress.

Best Money Tips: How to Transform Your Money at Any Age

Today we found articles on how to transform your money at any age, time saving tips for selling your clutter online, and ways you may be sabotaging your home sale.

7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

A mortgage is one of the biggest financial moves you'll ever make. It pays to be picky with your lender.

How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

Several big banks have been accused of unfairly lending to minority borrowers. Here's how to see if your lender is playing fair.

5 Characteristics of the World's Youngest Billionaires

There are 2200 billionaires in the world, and just 63 are under the age of 40. Here's what they have in common.

Best Money Tips: How to Start Trading Cryptocurrency

Today we found articles on cryptocurrency trading for beginners, how to build a minimalist pantry, and tips for planning a debt-free vacation.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

How to Manage Student Loans On a Low Income

Juggling student loan payments with other bills can sometimes seem impossible if you're making a low salary. But it can be done.

10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

Money management doesn't have to be complicated. Master a few (or all!) of these basics and you'll be on your way.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

What You Should Ask Your Financial Adviser at Your Annual Meeting

Financial advisers are there to answer your major money questions. Make sure you're asking these big ones whenever you meet!

Best Money Tips: These Cities and States Will Pay You to Move There

Today we found articles on places that will pay you to move there, expensive things that are not worth the extra cost, and things that a neuroscientist says will make you happier.

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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.

Should You Go on Vacation While You're in Debt?

Vacation is usually the first thing to go when tackling debt. But it doesn't have to be.

How to Manage Your Money When You're Too Busy to Think About It

Money management is always doable — even when life is busy.

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

Ask the Readers: What Financial Tools Can't You Live Without?

Tell us about the financial tools you can't live without and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Signs You Aren't Ready for a Credit Card

You really want a credit card. But are you ready for one? These signs say no.