Personal Finance

Here's How a Spending Ban Can Help (and Hurt) You

Finances currently a mess? Hit the reset button with a spending ban. Just be careful not to overdo it.

Should You Sign Up for That Store Credit Card?

Store credit cards are sometimes good for building credit. But their terms can make them less attractive than many other cards. Should you get one?

Pay with a Selfie: How Safe Are the New Ways to Pay?

Smile! You just paid with a selfie. How safe are these trendy new ways to spend, anyway?

Best Money Tips: Money Lessons We Can Learn From Beyoncé

Today we found articles on money lessons we can learn from Beyoncé, tips for solo travel, and how to get the most out of your doctor appointments.

The 7 Most Common Tax Questions for Beginners, Answered

Never fear, newbies — those tax forms won't bite! All your basic tax questions are here, answered.

Don't Make These 6 Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Mistakes

There's nothing wrong with signing up for a new credit card to get in on the bonuses — just don't make these mistakes and lose out.

5 Smart Places to Stash Your Kid's College Savings

Sending your kids to college is expensive. These investment vehicles are the smartest ways to start saving up.

10 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Home Warranty

Hot water heater on the fritz? Your home warranty can help with that...if you follow a few simple guidelines.

7 Ways to Save Loads of Money Using Credit Cards

Few financial products are as versatile and powerful as a credit card. Here are seven ways they can save you money.

5 Money Conversations Every Couple Should Have

Money may not buy happiness, but being honest and open about it can buy you a lot of relationship points.

A Simple Guide to Planning For a Loved One's Long-Term Care

Our aging loved ones deserve the best care possible. Plan for it now, and make the process much easier later.

The Inventor of the 401K Has Second Thoughts About Your Retirement Plan — Now What?

401K plans aren't perfect — its inventors even say so. But they can still help build your perfect retirement.

4 Reasons Credit Is Safer Than Debit

If you're prone to overspending, a debit card may be your best bet. For everyone else, credit cards are the safer choice.

Get Paid for Paying Early with The Plum Card from American Express OPEN

Get the business charge card that gives you a 1.5% discount and lets you defer payments.

How Almost Anyone Can Afford to Retire in Mexico

Calling Mexico home during your golden years can really stretch your retirement savings. Crossing the border is a lot easier than you think!

Can I Write It Off as Charity?

Charitable donations are always good. But, that doesn't mean they're always tax-deductible. Here's what to look for.

USAA Preferred Cash Rewards Visa Signature: Simple Cash Back on All Your Purchases

Avoid complicated rewards programs and earn a flat rate of 1.5% cash back on all your purchases.

Same-As-Cash Store Offers vs. 0% Intro APR Credit Cards — Which Is Right for You?

Your favorite store may offer a "same as cash" deal with no-interest financing. Beware — it's not the same as getting 0% APR on new purchases.

11 Unexpected Things Covered by Homeowners Insurance

From volcano eruptions to riots, your homeowners insurance has you covered for even these unexpected things.

4 Reasons People Don't Retire Early — and How You Can

Tired of the daily grind? Early retirement may be within reach if you can get past four financial and mental roadblocks.

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.