Personal Finance

9 Money Moves You're Never Too Old to Make

Age is just a number. Don't let it keep you from making smart decisions for long term financial health.

This Is How Student Loan Interest Works

Your student loan balance is just one piece of the financial puzzle. You should know how your loan interest works, too.

6 Ways to Boost Your Partner's Bad Credit Without Risking Your Own

You love your partner. Now you just need to get them to love their credit.

Does Your Teenager Really Need a Credit Card?

Does your teenager actually need a credit card? Probably.

Ask the Readers: What Money Lessons Did You Learn From Your Mom?

Tell us about the money lessons you learned from your mom and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

25 Money-Saving Strategies That Are Actually Hurting You

Penny wise pound-foolish is no way to build real wealth. Are your too-frugal habits costing you money?

Credit Card Signatures Are Going Away — Should You Be Worried?

Major credit card networks are eliminating the need for signatures at the point of sale. What does that mean for you?

Losing Your Nest Egg Could Kill You: Here's How to Prevent It

They say if you don't have money, "At least you have your health." New research shows that you can't have one without the other.

5 Money Accomplishments You Should Be Proud Of

Don't beat yourself up over the financial challenges ahead. Be proud of what you've already accomplished.

9 Ways Work-At-Home Seniors Can Master Work-Life Balance

Working in retirement is all about keeping balance. Working from home is a great way to do that.

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit

You're officially an adult and now you have your own credit card! Here's how to build credit the right way.

7 Life Choices That Are Actually Financial Decisions

You might think that many of life's biggest decisions come down to emotion. But they really come down to money.

6 Reasons You're Still Struggling to Pay Bills

You're making decent money and not obviously wasting it. So why are you still on thin ice by bill-paying day?

5 Money Moves to Make Even If You Don't Plan to Buy a House

Getting a mortgage isn't the only reason to keep your finances in tiptop shape. You should make these money moves even if you plan to rent forever.

7 Retirement Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

These expenses in retirement are worth the cost and will make your golden years more enjoyable. Go ahead, you deserve it!

4 Ways Couples Can Tackle Money Goals Together

If you really want to win at marriage, you need to make "money goals" your new "relationship goals."

Best Money Tips: 10 Steps to Financial Freedom After College

Today we found articles on the steps to financial freedom after college, little changes that will make you happier, and a look at how much you should spend on a house.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

Here's What It Means to Be Vested in Your 401(k)

The money you put in a 401(k) is always yours. You may have to wait a little longer, however, before you pocket your employer's contributions.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

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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.

9 Ways to Save Big on Parking Costs

We waste a lot of money parking our cars. Here's how you can keep more dollars parked in your wallet.

Best Money Tips: How Much You Should Spend in Retirement

Today we found articles on how much you should spend in retirement, ways to save money on Father’s Day gifts, and how to use your vacation to improve your everyday life.

These 8 Modern Car Features Are Riskier Than You Think

Cars come with all the bells and whistles these days. Are they all really that safe?

The Right Way to Withdraw Money From Your Retirement Accounts During Retirement

You've spent decades saving for retirement — don't waste your savings on taxes by withdrawing your money foolishly!

The Smart Way to Talk About Money on Your First Date

Money may be a mood-killer conversation topic on a first date, so try these subtler ways to uncover your date's attitude toward money.