Personal Finance

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.

5 Stocks to Buy If You Love the Earth

If you love all things green — that is, both the earth and making money — these eco-conscious stocks are for you.

5 Questions to Ask Before Signing Up for a New Credit Card

Getting a new credit might mean more rewards, or just a better utilization ratio. Just be sure you understand the ins and outs before you sign.

11 Fun Tax Facts You Probably Never Knew

Taxes are a tale almost as old as time. Bet you didn't know these 11 weird tax facts!

5 Ways to Invest Like a Pro — No Financial Adviser Required

You don't need to hire a financial pro to invest like one. Try these DIY tips, and watch the confidence roll in.

6 Things You Should Know About Joint Checking Accounts

Joint checking accounts offer plenty of convenience — but if you aren't careful, a few headaches, too.

What to Do If You Have a Tax Lien On Your House

Unpaid taxes can leave you with a lien on your home. Don't let this problem linger.

How a Credit Card Cash Advance Costs You More Than a Purchase

The convenience of cash advance comes at a cost. Usually, a pretty steep one.

5 Stocks Your Kids Would Love to Own

From Snapchat to Disney, these five stocks will get any tween excited to invest.

Could You Put Away a Million Dollars by Driving a Used Car?

Everyone loves that new car smell. But wouldn't you love saving that money and turning it into a million bucks even more?

What to Do When Your Tax Preparer Makes a Mistake

The tax code is complex and even the pros make mistakes. And when they do? You're responsible for clean up.

6 Important Credit Card Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You

Chances are, your parents didn't pass down these sage pearls of credit card wisdom. It's never too late to learn new credit card tricks.

Make Smarter Investments by Mastering This Simple Ratio

Do you know how to read a P/E ratio? If not, it's time to add this key investing metric to your lexicon.

Why Warren Buffett Says You Should Invest in Index Funds

Warren Buffett made a huge bet on index funds — and won. Find out if you should make that bet, too.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After You Start a Small Business

A lot goes into firing up a small business or side job. Prepare to tackle some tax changes, too!

Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Making a few money mistakes in your 20s is fine, but these bonehead errors should really stop happening by your 30s and beyond.

How to Face 4 Ugly Truths About Retirement Planning

It's time to face — and overcome — the ugly truths of retirement planning.

10 Things Small Investors Should Know About Big Corporate Mergers

Corporate mergers make for a great news story. But what do they mean for everyday shareholders?

5 Steps to Getting Excellent Credit

An excellent credit score is within your reach! These healthy money habits will get you there — and probably faster than you think.

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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.