Personal Finance

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.

How to Use a Credit Card for an Emergency Without Drowning In Debt

You know you shouldn't use a credit card to pay for an emergency. But what if that's your only choice?

How to Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

The holidays are full of family, fun, and even personal finance. 'Tis the season to teach your kids how to master their money!

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Money (Without Making Everyone Mad)

Most of us would rather get a tooth pulled than talk about money with friends and family. Here's how to make the money talk painless.

How Complacency Keeps You From Financial Security

Is your lack of action killing your financial future? It's time to stop being so complacent.

5 Money Mistakes Couples Who Live Together Might Make After a Breakup

Breaking up is hard to do. When money is involved, it's even harder.

7 Reasons to Invest in Stocks Past Age 50

Conventional wisdom says you should invest conservatively near and after retirement. Is that actually wise?

Weak Credit? You Can Still Get a Mortgage Despite Tough Lending Standards

Your credit score has seen better days, but that doesn't mean you can't get a mortgage. You have options!

5 Common Medicare Myths, Debunked

Medicare is the largest health insurance program in the country. And it comes with plenty of easily-debunked myths.

How to Face These 7 Scary Facts About Retirement Saving

The familiar frights this time of year are make believe and not really scary. The facts about retirement may leave you cowering under the covers.

10 Ways to Tidy Up Your Finances Before the Holidays

Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's time to get your finances in tiptop shape.

Yes, You Can Pay for Education With an IRA

There's more than one way to help pay for college. This little known tip could save you from taking out student loans.

How the Self Employed Can Cut Health Care Costs

Health care is a wild-card for many freelancers and entrepreneurs. Take these steps for more control over your costs and options.

Get Smart About Money With These 18 Free Online Courses

If your knowledge of personal finance could use a little help, these free online courses are the perfect learning tools.

9 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

Usually, you know when you're the victim of a crime. But identity theft can be a sneaky, subtle scam. Watch out for these warnings.

How to Protect Your Credit After the Equifax Breach

In light of the major Equifax breach, a credit freeze is not your only option. There are multiple ways to keep a close eye on your credit reports.

How Your New Job Might Affect Your Mortgage Application

You just started a new job. Now, you want a new home. With the right strategy, you can still get a mortgage.

Why the Dow Will Hit a Million, Eventually

Warren Buffett says that 100 years from now, the DJIA will be "over 1 million." Is he out of his mind?

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

9 Things You Should Always Carry on an Economy Flight

You can make even the stingiest of economy flights comfortable and relaxing with a few carryons. Please enjoy your flight!

When Is Your Credit Card's Travel Insurance Good Enough?

Your credit card offers travel insurance as a cardholder perk, but is it really enough to protect you on the road?

17 Ways Your House Can Earn a Paycheck

Looking for a unique way to pad your bottom line? Put your house to work earning extra income.

6 Times You Need to Update Your Will

If you have a will, you're already ahead of the curve. But you need to make sure it's updated, too.

3 Ways Your Body Sabotages Your Money

You might think your brain is behind the wheel of your money decisions, but watch out — your own body might be spending more than you think.

How Divorce Can Impact Your Social Security Payments

Divorce impacts many aspects of your life — even your Social Security benefits.

4 Simple Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Investing

Don't be daunted by the stock market. With a little change in outlook, you can conquer your investing fears.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

How to Bounce Back From a Bankruptcy

A bankruptcy doesn't have to be a black mark on your financial wellbeing. You can bounce back.

How to Tell If You Need a New Rewards Card Strategy

If you're trying to get the most rewards from your credit cards, make sure you've got the right strategy in place.

7 Smart Reasons to Retire Abroad

If you're on the fence about where to enjoy your life after work, one of these great reasons to retire abroad may be all the push you need.

8 Signs You're Making All the Right Moves for Retirement

It's hard to know if you're saving enough for a comfy retirement. Look for these indicators that you're on the right track.

What Happens When We're Not Logical With Money

People aren't always logical when it comes to spending money. A recent Nobel Prize winner uncovered some stunning examples.

4 Creative Remote Jobs That Can Supplement Your Retirement Income

In this day and age, you can find plenty of job options that allow you to work from anywhere during retirement.

5 Retirement Struggles Nobody Talks About — And How to Beat Them

Retirement is tough on our money. But with proper planning, many money struggles won't come as a surprise.

8 Signs You're a "Helicopter Investor" (And How to Stop)

Do you obsessively hover over your investments? If you don't give them space, they'll never grow into the responsible returns you need.

3 Reasons to Be Picky When Hiring a Financial Planner

There are times in life when it's best to be picky, and choosing a financial planner is definitely one of them.

6 Smart Financial Gifts to Give Your Kids This Year

Finance isn't just for adults. These money-themed gifts will set your kids up for a bright financial future.

Holiday Gifts: 6 Fun Games That Teach Money and Finance

Need some gift ideas for the kids? These games are fun and will teach them about money, too.