Personal Finance

5 Surprising Budget Habits of Wealthy Financial Gurus

Even for the wealthiest of the wealthy, the simpler (and cheaper) things in life are better.

8 Self-Destructive Habits That Keep You in Debt

Why is it so hard to climb out of debt? Because it's so easy to fall into.

5 Financial Mistakes That Won't Hurt Your Credit Score

It might feel like every little money misstep gets reported to the credit bureaus, but sometimes, you're in the clear (at least with the bureaus).

7 Traps to Avoid With Your 401(k)

Your 401(k) is a powerful retirement savings tool, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

5 Myths About Credit Cards That Won't Go Away

Credit cards have been around for a long time now — and so have all these myths about paying with plastic.

6 Infuriating Ways You're Ruining Someone Else's Credit

Yep, you can totally wreck someone else's credit score. Don't be that person.

5 Unexpected Costs of Political Activism

Protesters are out in force right now. And while taking a stand is important in many ways, there are financial and personal risks to consider.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before Applying for a Mortgage

It might seem like everyone under the sun gets approved for a mortgage, but don't be fooled — home loans are no joke. Make these money moves before applying.

Best Money Tips: Dumb, Costly Moves That Homebuyers Make

Today we found articles on costly moves that homebuyers make, when to book the cheapest flights for the holidays, and easy ways to spring clean your home in a day.

Beware These 5 Important Tax Changes for 2017

The tax code is ever-changing. Here's what you can expect when you file in 2017.

Here's How a Claim Will Impact Your Car Insurance

Fender bent? Whether it was you or the other guy, there's a good chance your insurance policy may change.

The Fair Way to Split Up Your Family's Estate

A rock-solid will isn't only for your peace of mind — it's for your heirs' peace of mind, too.

5 Common Money Moves That Can Get You Into Legal Trouble

That little white money lie might seem innocent enough, but watch out — you could get in big trouble.

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Remarry

If you're planning to walk down the aisle again, it's wise to make these money moves with your partner.

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Credit Increase

Before you ask your credit card provider for a limit increase, take the time to ask yourself a few questions, too.

6 Millennial Money Habits Every Retiree Should Learn

Millennials are savvy to some pretty healthy money habits. Even older generations should take notes!

4 Times When Bundling Insurance Doesn't Make Sense

"Bundling" is a buzzworthy term in the insurance world. But, sometimes, you're better off keeping your policies separate.

Want Your Investments to Do Better? Stop Watching the News

If you want to be a better investor, consider stepping away from the market "news."

How "Carried Interest" May Affect Our Taxes

Carried interest was a buzzword of the presidential election. Just what is it, anyways?

5 Money Moves to Make Before Moving Out on Your Own

Before striking out on your own, set yourself up for financial success while Mom and Dad have still got your back.

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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.

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.