Personal Finance

Teach Your Kids About Money With Their Holiday Gift Lists

Kids see the holidays as a gifts-filled free-for-all. You can turn those gimme-gimmes into some valuable money lessons.

How to Protect Your Retirement Account From a Hack

You know your bank account and credit card can get hacked. But are you forgetting to monitor your hard-earned retirement savings?

How to Manage a Family Member's Finances Long Distance

When an elderly relative needs your help managing their money, the miles between you don't have to be a burden.

5 Investment Moves That Prove You're Finally a Grown-Up

It's time to stop investing like a kid.

5 Ways to Build Business Credit When You're Self-Employed

If you're self-employed, you have two credit scores to worry about: Yours, and your business's.

Why You Should Ask for a CLUE Report Before Buying a Home

Wouldn't it be nice if you knew about a home's repeat problems before you bought it? There's a way; it's called a CLUE report.

How the Risk Averse Can Get Into the Stock Market

Investing is not without risk. But that doesn't mean you should be afraid of investing altogether.

10 Financial Resolutions You Can Conquer Before New Year's

Don't wait for the ball to drop and the Champagne to pour; get cracking on these financial resolutions before the end of the year!

4 Ways to Protect Your Retirement From Inflation

It's not just enough to save for retirement; you need to make sure your money is inflation proof, too.

Cutting Your Car Payment Is Easier Than You Think

If your car payment is eating up too much of your budget, you may be ready for a refinance.

5 Money Moves to Make Before Taking a Mini Retirement

Wouldn't it be nice to scatter several "mini" retirements all throughout your career? You can! Just make these money moves first.

9 End-of-Life Cost Savings Your Survivors Will Thank You For

Financial planning for your final years is not just a wise money move solely for you; your heirs will thank you, too.

3 Common Retirement Regrets You Can Avoid

Some life regrets are hard to avoid. When it comes to retirement, however, smart planning is your key to smooth sailing.

6 Tips to Sell Your Condo Fast

If you're thinking of selling your condo, now is a great time. Use these strategies to make the process quick and painless.

It's So Simple: 6 Steps to a Stable Retirement

It doesn't take feats of financial wizardry to fund a stable retirement. Let's break it down into easy-to-follow steps.

15 Surprising Insurance Policies You Might Need

For just about any life event, there's an insurance policy to cover it. Do you need one of these plans?

4 Retirement Planning Moves Every 20-Something Must Make

The smartest thing you can do for your retirement is to start preparing ASAP — that includes 20-somethings, too.

6 Things You Need to Know Before Buying Waterfront Property

If a stunning waterfront view is part of your dream home, you have a few key questions to answer before buying.

How to Sign Up for Health Care in 2018

Open enrollment to buy health insurance through the ACA starts on November 1. Here's what you need to know this year.

Boost Your Savings With This Easy Budgeting System

The premise is simple: Create small budgets. Set savings goals. Achieve financial freedom.

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Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

9 Things You Should Always Carry on an Economy Flight

You can make even the stingiest of economy flights comfortable and relaxing with a few carryons. Please enjoy your flight!

When Is Your Credit Card's Travel Insurance Good Enough?

Your credit card offers travel insurance as a cardholder perk, but is it really enough to protect you on the road?

17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck

Looking for a unique way to pad your bottom line? Put your house to work earning extra income.

6 Times You Need to Update Your Will

If you have a will, you're already ahead of the curve. But you need to make sure it's updated, too.

3 Ways Your Body Sabotages Your Money

You might think your brain is behind the wheel of your money decisions, but watch out — your own body might be spending more than you think.

How Divorce Can Impact Your Social Security Payments

Divorce impacts many aspects of your life — even your Social Security benefits.

4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

Don't be daunted by the stock market. With a little change in outlook, you can conquer your investing fears.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

How to Bounce Back From a Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy doesn't have to be a black mark on your financial wellbeing. You can bounce back.

How to Tell If You Need a New Rewards Card Strategy

If you're trying to get the most rewards from your credit cards, make sure you've got the right strategy in place.

7 Smart Reasons to Retire Abroad

If you're on the fence about where to enjoy your life after work, one of these great reasons to retire abroad may be all the push you need.

8 Signs You're Making All the Right Moves for Retirement

It's hard to know if you're saving enough for a comfy retirement. Look for these indicators that you're on the right track.

What Happens When We're Not Logical With Money

People aren't always logical when it comes to spending money. A recent Nobel Prize winner uncovered some stunning examples.

4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income

In this day and age, you can find plenty of job options that allow you to work from anywhere during retirement.

5 Retirement Struggles Nobody Talks About — And How to Beat Them

Retirement is tough on our money. But with proper planning, many money struggles won't come as a surprise.

8 Signs You're a "Helicopter Investor" (And How to Stop)

Do you obsessively hover over your investments? If you don't give them space, they'll never grow into the responsible returns you need.

3 Reasons to Be Picky When Hiring a Financial Planner

There are times in life when it's best to be picky, and choosing a financial planner is definitely one of them.

6 Smart Financial Gifts to Give Your Kids This Year

Finance isn't just for adults. These money-themed gifts will set your kids up for a bright financial future.

Holiday Gifts: 6 Fun Games That Teach Money and Finance

Need some gift ideas for the kids? These games are fun and will teach them about money, too.