Personal Finance

5 Times It's OK to Pause Saving and Investing

Saving and investing is always a good idea; however, if you're facing one of these money struggles, take time to clear the crisis before you start investing again.

A Granny Pod May Be the Smartest Way to Care for an Elderly Parent

Long-term care for an elderly parent or relative has a new, affordable option: Meet the granny pod.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Invest $1,000

Today we found articles on ways to invest $1,000, tips to help you take stock photos like a pro, and how to get through a quarter-life crisis.

5 Money Conversations Couples Should Have Before Retirement

You and your spouse can't wait to enjoy your retirement years, but before you dive in, you need to talk money.

4 Ways Science Says Money Affects Your Mind

You might know that money matters can affect your mindset, but these surprising studies prove that science backs up the phenomenon.

Ask the Readers: Would You Rather Rent or Own Your Home?

Tell us if you would rather rent or own your home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: Become an Educated Investor in 8 Simple Steps

Today we found articles on how to become an educated investor, expert secrets to sleeping better, and practical advice for millennials who want to get on the property ladder.

How to Protect Elderly Loved Ones From Financial Scams

Don't let con artists prey on your elderly loved ones. You can help protect them, and their money, from financial predators.

Here's What's Included in a Home's Closing Costs

You know closing costs make up a hefty bill when buying a new home. Have you ever wondered what's included in those costs, exactly?

How Reliving Past Money Mistakes Hurts Your Financial Future

We've all made money misjudgements in the past. Don't make another mistake reliving them in the present.

4 Red Flags That Your Retirement Plan May Be Off Track

Is your retirement off course? If these red flags apply to you, it just might be.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

7 Money Moves Every New College Student Should Make

You're in college, and you have a lot to learn. Add these key money moves to your curriculum!

Bookmark This: Save Money With an Easy to Follow Car Maintenance Checklist

If you want to keep your car running smoothly — and your savings account full — get proactive about regular maintenance.

Best Money Tips: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Finances Now

Today we found articles on ways to simplify your finances, college money myths to avoid, and crafty ways to save money at Michaels.

Don't Start a Family Before Reaching These 5 Money Goals

Raising kids isn't free. Before you grow your family, consider hitting these money goals first.

5 Reasons Building Credit in College Helps You Win at Life

College is a time to discover your passions, goals, and aspirations. It's also a time to start building strong credit.

What Fantasy Football Teaches Us About Personal Finance

Football season is upon us, which means it's time to build your fantasy team(s). Did you know they can teach you a thing or two about personal finance?

When Does Your Credit Card Start Charging Interest on a Purchase?

There's a lot that goes into a credit card's interest rate. The most important thing you need to know is when you'll be charged for it.

Don't Carry a Balance? Here's Why You Still Need a Credit Card

You never carry a balance on your credit card, so why do you need one at all? Well, there are a few good reasons.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

9 Common Mistakes You're Making With Your Checking Account

If your checking account has enough money in it to cover your bills, it's all good, right?

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

6 Pitfalls When Chasing Travel Rewards

While many have used travel rewards to score free or reduced-cost travel, it helps to know the pitfalls to watch out for.

4 Portfolio "Blind Spots" That Are Ruining Your Investments

Mental biases can keep you blind. When it comes to your investments, they can also keep you poor.

How a Single Mother In Debt Over $200K Is Fixing Her Finances

We're helping a reader get control of her debt and the rest of her finances. Read her story and find out how far she's come already!

How to Choose the Perfect Country to Retire In

Choosing which country to retire in can be tough. Here's how to ensure you make the right decision.

7 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Company Stock

Your employer is offering you company stock. Is it a good idea to pad your portfolio with it?

How to Budget When You're No Longer Broke

You went from barely making ends meet to being flush with cash. Don't abandon your broke budget!

Flashback Friday: 52 Ways to Keep Your Finances Fit During the Holidays

Typically everyone's money, like our waistlines, suffers during the holidays. Learn how to keep it trim.

8 Industries That Could Benefit From Climate Change

The global climate is changing, and these companies are poised to profit.

7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0

When your latest financial emergency is that you can't afford an emergency, it's time to start building that safety net — quickly!

Your Good Credit Doesn't Mean You Have Good Money Habits

Don't be deceived by a stellar credit score. Your financial health might still need some work.

Should You Take Out a Loan Backed by Your Investments?

Your investment bank or brokerage firm may have offered you a securities-based loan. Make sure you understand what you're signing up for before you sign up.

Best Money Tips: 6 Basic Rules of Investing

Today we found articles on the basic rules of investing, the best tactics to improve your self-control, and DIY costumes you can make with a bed sheet.

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Big Retirement Money Mistakes

Today we found articles on retirement money mistakes to avoid, easy ways to handle rejection, and time management tips for beginners.

What Is Cryptocurrency, Anyway?

Thinking about investing in cryptocurrency, but not sure where to start? Here's what you need to know.

3 Ways Americans Are Getting Better at Managing Their Money

Don't let the news dishearten you. Americans aren't completely terrible at money.

Credit Challenged? How Alternative Credit Data Can Help Those With Little or No Credit

Your thin credit record may not tell the whole story. Some lenders are starting to look at other information about you, too. Here's what you need to know.

6 Ways to Tell If a Credit Card Offer Is a Good One

That credit card offer looks awfully attractive. But is it really a good one? Time to read the fine print.

Best Money Tips: 10 Habits for Financial Stability

Today we found articles on habits to develop for financial stability, hacks for saving money at Starbucks, and things you've been doing wrong all your life.