Personal Finance

What to Do When Your Tax Preparer Makes a Mistake

The tax code is complex and even the pros make mistakes. And when they do? You're responsible for clean up.

6 Important Credit Card Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You

Chances are, your parents didn't pass down these sage pearls of credit card wisdom. It's never too late to learn new credit card tricks.

Make Smarter Investments by Mastering This Simple Ratio

Do you know how to read a P/E ratio? If not, it's time to add this key investing metric to your lexicon.

Why Warren Buffett Says You Should Invest in Index Funds

Warren Buffett made a huge bet on index funds — and won. Find out if you should make that bet, too.

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change After You Start a Small Business

A lot goes into firing up a small business or side job. Prepare to tackle some tax changes, too!

Flashback Friday: 52 Money Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Making a few money mistakes in your 20s is fine, but these bonehead errors should really stop happening by your 30s and beyond.

How to Face 4 Ugly Truths About Retirement Planning

It's time to face — and overcome — the ugly truths of retirement planning.

10 Things Small Investors Should Know About Big Corporate Mergers

Corporate mergers make for a great news story. But what do they mean for everyday shareholders?

5 Steps to Getting Excellent Credit

An excellent credit score is within your reach! These healthy money habits will get you there — and probably faster than you think.

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.

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Selling a home is hard work, but don't just take the first offer that knocks at the door.

4 New Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

You've heard it all before: You need an emergency fund. See if these new persuaders don't convince you.

4 Home-Buying Habits We Can Learn From Millennials

Millennials are late to the homebuying game, but they're bringing some valuable lessons we all can learn from.

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

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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.