Personal Finance

8 Unexpected Costs of Selling a Home

Everyone knows buying a home is expensive. You might not realize selling a home can cost a pretty penny, too.

Why Southwest Airlines Is the Best Domestic Airline for Families

Traveling with your kids? Choose the airline that provides the best perks for families.

Southwest Airlines Just Got Even Better with the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Card

Earn more rewards and travel perks when you fly with Southwest Airlines.

Don't Buy a House With a Pool Until You Can Answer These 7 Questions

You might be dreaming of taking a dip, but owning a home with a pool raises plenty of pricey questions.

7 Things Financial Advisers Wish You Knew About Retirement

You don't need a crystal ball to plan your retirement. You just need to listen to your financial adviser.

Your Loss Aversion Is Costing You More Than Your FOMO

Losing money hurts so much more than the thrill of getting it. Why is that?

4 Reasons You Might Have a "Phased" Retirement

If a total leave from the working world isn't in your cards, take your retirement in phases!

6 Ways Travel in Retirement Keeps You Young

Retirement is the perfect time to realize those dreams of traveling the world! What are you waiting for — go!

5 Home Listing Gimmicks to Watch Out For

Buying a home is serious business. Don't get swayed by these gimmicky sales tactics.

Most Popular Ways Americans Spend Their Tax Refunds

Americans are getting smarter about spending their tax refunds. How will you spend yours?

How to Handle Credit Card Debt When You're Unemployed

Credit card debt while unemployed feels like insult added to injury. But you can pull through: Here's how.

How to Make Ends Meet When You're House Poor

Home is meant to be a haven. If it's leaving you racked with debt (and stress), it's time to consider these options.

It's Never Too Late to Fix These 5 Money Mistakes From Your Past

Sure, you made a few money missteps in your youth. It's time to forgive yourself, move on, and tackle your finances like a grown up.

Pay These 6 Bills First When Money Is Tight

If your monthly budget just went bust, make sure to prioritize these important bill payments first.

8 Problems Home Sellers Must Disclose to Buyers

Before handing over the key to an unsuspecting buyer, you need to air your home's dirty laundry — all of it.

Why Saving Too Much Money for a College Fund Is a Bad Idea

It's no secret that college is costly, but stashing too much cash for your kid's education can be a not-so-great move for your financial security.

How to Close a Credit Card Without Dinging Your Credit Score

You don't use that credit card anymore — but canceling might crush your credit score. Try these smarter methods of ditching that card.

6 Mistakes Parents of Teen Drivers Make

Is your teen about to hit the open road? Beware these common parenting mistakes.

Why Tax Day Is April 15 and Other Weird Financial Deadlines

It might seem like the federal government drew these financial dates and deadlines out of a hat, but there's reason behind the madness.

11 Secrets You Need to Tell Your Financial Adviser

Skeletons in your financial closet? Like it or not, your financial adviser needs to know everything about your personal money matters.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

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.