Personal Finance

8 Signs You're Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage

If home sweet home is sapping your savings, you're likely paying too much for your mortgage.

13 Things I Learned From Renting Out My Home on Airbnb

Ever wonder what it's like to list your place on Airbnb? Here's the real story.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change When You Retire

While you plan for all the travel and hobbies you'll do in retirement, you should probably plan for your taxes, too.

Which Credit Card Should You Use to Get Free Hotel Stays?

Earning free accommodations has never been easier thanks to co-branded hotel and general travel credit cards. Which is right for you?

3 Ways More Money in Retirement Might Cost You

Having an extra large nest egg is a good thing! But to be sure, it comes with extra headaches you'll have to manage.

Best Credit Cards For Drugstores and Pharmacy Items

Earn more rewards for your drugstore and pharmacy purchases with these credit cards.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Target Retirement Age?

Tell us what your target retirement age is and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How to Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending

"No credit? No problem!" At least, that's what a predatory lender might want you to think.

Why the Age of Your Credit History Matters

Your credit history is like a fine wine — the longer it matures, the better it is.

9 Surprising Perks (and Some Drawbacks) of Paperless Billing

Whether it comes by snail mail or email, a bill is a bill. How do you prefer to pay up?

How to Spot Lousy Investment Advisers

"Superior" investment advice is a pretty rare thing. So rare, most of the time it's really just lousy.

Is an All-Cash Diet Right for You?

Budget in the red again? Quell your craving to overspend with plastic with an all-cash diet instead.

Here's What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes

If you think owing money to the mob sounds scary, try owing money to the federal government.

The Fiduciary Rule Is Under Review — How Will This Affect Your Investments?

The Trump administration is holding the fiduciary rule in limbo. How could this affect you and your retirement?

10 Ways to Keep Your Private Info Private

From your Facebook feed, to your mailbox — identity theft hides behind every corner. Make sure your privacy is protected.

6 Reasons You Need to Include Pets in Your Will

When drawing up your will, don't forget to include your four-legged family members! They need you, even when you're gone.

4 Reasons to Add Your Teen as an Authorized User on Your Credit Card

Giving your teen authorized user access to your credit card might sound risky. Here's why you should do it anyway.

You Got a Raise! Now What?

Congrats on those extra dollars in your paycheck! Don't just blow through 'em, though. Put the extra money to work.

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

Your Social Security benefits increase with every year you wait to claim them. But sometimes, sooner is better.

7 Things You Should Never Do With Your Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Racking up travel rewards will be a wasted effort if you keep making these mistakes with your rewards credit cards.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

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.