Personal Finance

Best Money Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your 401(k)

Today we found articles on ways to get the most out of your 401(k), simple hacks that will change how you travel, and summer tax scams to watch out for.

5 Types of Overspenders — Which One Are You?

There are different types of chronic overspenders. Which one are you?

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Next Car Rental

Today we found articles on ways to save money on car rentals, home swimming pool safety tips, and money mistakes to avoid in your 20s.

How to Boost Your Credit With a Balance Transfer

A balance transfer can be a boon to your credit score. There are a few pitfalls to watch out for, too.

Best Credit Cards for Consolidating Debt

Get rid of your debt by consolidating with these credit cards.

American Express Credit Card Offers: Applications & Reviews

A comprehensive list of the best American Express credit cards and charge cards available, and how to apply.

The High Cost of Buying a Boat

Imagining yourself relaxed and content on the deck of your very own boat? Consider the full cost before you buy.

4 Questions You Need To Answer Before Relocating in Retirement

Relocating is a common post-career plan. But before pulling up stakes, you better find out where the road will take you.

How to Tell You've Become a Financial Grownup

You're all grown up! Becoming a financial grownup, however, is another story.

5 Times Buying a Home With Cash Is Bad for Your Budget

If you have enough cash to buy a house, that's great! It still doesn't mean it's always the smartest financial move.

Here's Why a Late Retirement May Be a Bad Idea

Didn't save enough in your working years? You may be banking on a late retirement, but life can have other plans.

How an HSA Could Help Your Retirement

You know socking money into a 401(k) or IRA will help fund your retirement years. An HSA could help, too.

Are Your Emotions Costing You Money? Take This Quiz

Pity, joy, fear, stress, excitement — emotions are part of life. But if they're dictating how and when you spend your money, you have a problem.

How to Build Equity in Your Home

Truly owning your home takes time and money. If you want a bigger piece of the homeownership pie, here's how to build equity.

Here's How the Right RV and Vehicle Insurance Protects Your Summer Fun

Summer is the time to hit the road (or water!) with your recreational vehicles. It's also a good time to make sure they're all insured!

5 Biggest Ways Millennials Risk Their Retirements

Millennials are stuck making some tough money calls. Unfortunately, it's their retirement fund that gets hit the hardest.

4 Questions to Ask Before Leaving Your House to Your Kids

A home sounds like a wonderful gift for your adult children. But before you hand over the keys, there are a few things to consider.

Boost Your Savings by Making Your Money Harder to Spend

We're always trying to protect our money. But too often we forget to protect it from ourselves.

The Pros and Cons of Keeping All Your Accounts in One Bank

Are your money accounts all under one roof, or scattered near and far? There are pros and cons to both banking styles.

Make Sure You Get Paid and 4 Other Great Tips From Famous Commencement Speakers

It's graduation season! Let's look past the commencement speech cliches and find some true money wisdom famous folks have dished out to new grads.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

Are You Putting Off These 9 Adult Money Moves?

You're not a kid anymore. So get to work on these grown-up financial decisions.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

Here's the Difference Between a Federal and Non-Federal Credit Union

You're thinking about joining a credit union. You've noticed some credit unions are federal, and some are state-chartered. What's the difference?

5 Money Moves That Will Ruin Your Mortgage Application

You're ready to be a homeowner — but if you make these missteps with your money, you can kiss your mortgage application goodbye.

Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a College Meal Plan

You know college tuition, books, and room and board cost a pretty penny. Are you forgetting about food?

Are You Ruining Your Retirement by Spoiling Your Kids?

You'd do anything for your kids — but you shouldn't derail your retirement to loan them money.

7 Easy First Steps to Paying Off Debt

Facing debt can be overwhelming. Where do you start? These simple steps will start you on the path to repayment.

8 Questions Real Estate Agents Hear Most Often

If you're buying or selling a home, you'll undoubtedly have questions. Your agent has probably heard them all.

How to Sell a Home Without a Traditional Agent

Real estate agents take a hefty commission from your home sale. Want to avoid that financial hit? You can sell your home without a traditional agent.

6 Financial Steps to Take When Your Aging Parents Move In

Your parents have always taken care of you — now you want to return the favor. These money moves will help you care for them at home.

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

Crisis averted! Your emergency fund came through when you needed it. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net before the other shoe drops.

The One Question You Need to Answer to Choose the Best Plan on the Health Care Marketplace

You need to a buy your own health insurance on the exchange, but you don't know where to start. We're going to help you weigh your options.

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Emergency Savings?

Tell us whether you have emergency savings and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: How to Know When You're Ready to Retire

Today we found articles on how to know when you’re ready to retire, how to budget when you’re behind on your bills, and little things you should do every day before noon.

What to Do if You've Signed Up for a Terrible Loan or Credit Card

Sometimes a loan or credit card doesn't work out to your favor. Is there any way out?

4 Ways to Add Gold to Your Portfolio

Whether you want to protect your money from stock market turmoil or a zombie apocalypse, adding gold to your portfolio can be an attractive investment.

5 Mortgage Details You Should Know Before You Sign

Buying a new home is exciting, but before you sign your name on the dotted line, you need to ask — and answer — a few key questions about your loan.

6 Ways Climate Change Could Affect Your Money

Earth's climate is changing and it's going to cost you.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Save $1 Million

Today we found articles on ways to save $1 million, things that every frugal person needs in their wallet, and how to start living like a minimalist.