Personal Finance

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.

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Keep Your Car Cool in Summer

Today we found articles on cheap ways to keep your car cool in the summer, tips for hosting a guest with dietary restrictions, and ways to make you wedding better for your guests.

This Is the Difference Between a Loan and a Line of Credit

If you need to borrow money, you may wonder how a loan differs from a line of credit. Let's break it down.

How Emergency Medical Coverage Could Save Your Vacation

Travel insurance through a credit card can help protect your trip, but will it protect you if you face pricey medical bills abroad?

8 Money Mistakes at 20 That Will Land You in Debt by 30

We all make mistakes in our 20s — but these money mishaps could lead you straight to your debt-ridden 30s.

Best Money Tips: Non-Financial Retirement Planning

Today we found articles on nonfinancial retirement planning, areas where you may be paying more than you should, and how to choose your first bank.

5 Myths About Money in Retirement

The path to retirement is full of obstacles. Don't let these money myths lead you astray.

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10 Repairs That Aren't Your Landlord's Responsibility

One of the best things about renting is that most problems aren't yours — they're the landlord's. But not these.

Best Money Tips: How to Make Money Flipping Houses

Today we found articles on steps to take if you want to make money flipping houses, expert tips for mobile banking security, and how to create a stunning summer style.

Do You Have These Key Character Traits for Investing Success?

Being a successful investor isn't just about money management — it also comes down to personality.

Should You Get Life Insurance for Your Kids?

Life insurance for kids isn't just a sales gimmick. Here's what to consider before taking out a policy.

8 Ways to Preserve Your Net Worth in Retirement

Financial security is more important in retirement than ever. Want to keep your net worth on the up and up? Here's how.

5 Reasons Getting Rich Quick Is Unlikely and Always Will Be

If getting rich quick was easy, we'd all be doing it.

How to Start Investing With Just $100

Investing isn't just for the wealthy. All it takes is $100 — or less! — to get started.

How to Score an Empty Seat Next to You on Your Next Flight

Having an empty middle seat is almost like being in first class. Here's how to score that extra space on your next flight.

Best Money Tips: When Is the Best Time to Buy a Car?

Today we found articles on the best time to buy a car, ways to make the most of your time and money, and how to handle sentimental clutter.

6 Monthly Bills That Won't Affect Your Credit Score

It might seem like every little thing impacts your credit score, but these bills fly under the radar.

This Is How Much Our Tech Necessities Would've Cost in the '80s

The '80s brought us hair metal and spandex — and a super expensive way to enjoy all the things we take for granted today.

Best Money Tips: The Downsides to Early Retirement

Today we found articles on the downsides to early retirement, clever Alexa commands you will use over and over again, and creative ways to save money this summer.

7 Times You Definitely Will Be Charged Credit Card Interest

When you use credit cards, you should aim to avoid paying interest whenever possible. But there are times when it's unavoidable.

Want to Win at Personal Finance? Start a Money Club

Want to really win at money management? Join the club.

Best Money Tips: 10 Big Ways Retirement Will Be Different in 2030

Today we found articles on ways retirement will be different in 2030, awesome travel site to find the cheapest flight, and how solar panels can save you a fortune.

5 Money Moves Every Single Parent Should Make

Raising a kid by yourself takes strength, resilience, and perhaps most importantly, a solid financial footing.

How These 6 Assets Might Affect Student Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is a huge help for every college student. Let's break down exactly what the FAFSA considers in its calculation.

8 Non-Finance Skills That Will Make You a Money Master

Becoming a money master requires skills — but not necessarily financial skills.

5 Common Habits of Retirement-Savvy Savers

Saving for retirement doesn't have to be hard. Follow in the footsteps of the savviest savers, and you'll be well on your way.

10 Pointless Fees That Are Sabotaging Your Budget

Just because you have been paying that fee doesn't mean you need to keep on paying it.