Personal Finance

5 Investments That Aren't Stocks or Bonds

Stock ownership is at the lowest rate in almost two decades. These alternative investments may be the reason why.

5 Times Personal Loans May Be Better Than Credit Cards

Sometimes getting a personal loan is a better choice than using your credit cards.

How to Manage Your Money — No Budgeting Required

Nobody likes budgeting. Here's how to keep track of your money without one.

How to Return Items Through Your Credit Card If the Store Refuses

Credit card policies can get you a refund when the store refuses. Just be sure to read the fine print.

Yes, You Need Home Title Insurance — Here's Why

Home title insurance is one more fee in the closing costs pile. Do you really need it?

4 Keys to an Early Retirement

Does it seem like it's taking forever to get to the point where you can stop working? Here's how to get on the fast track to early retirement.

Why You Need to Make Financial Habits, Not Goals

Everyone has their list of money goals, but you may hit them even sooner if you turn them into everyday habits.

6 Types of Travel Insurance Credit Cards Include That You Didn't Know About

Before you pony up for travel insurance, check your credit card benefits first. You may already be covered by policies you didn't even know existed.

Why Your Group Life Insurance Is Not Enough

Group life insurance is a great employer-offered benefit. But, is it really enough?

Ask the Readers: Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster in Your Area?

Tell us if you're prepared for a natural disaster and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

How Credit Cards Protect Your Purchases From Damage or Theft

You loved your fab new camera until your kid broke it. Check the fine print on your credit card account — you may be eligible for a free replacement.

6 Secrets to Mastering the Debt Snowball

The debt snowball method really, truly works. Now, you just need to master it!

Best Credit Cards for Jewelry Stores

A guide to the best jewelry store credit cards.

How One Man Used Credit Card Rewards to Go to the Last 11 Super Bowls

And this year one super cardholder will make it 12 in a row.

Why Your Credit Score Matters in Retirement

Just because you've left the working world behind, doesn't mean you can leave the credit world behind. Here's how to keep your credit score golden, too.

The 25 Best Credit Cards From Credit Unions

These offerings from credit unions large and small may convince it's time to leave your big bank behind once and for all.

Best Discount Store Credit Cards

Get even better deals when you use discount store credit cards.

Best Cards for Women’s Apparel

Choose the best credit card for shopping in women's clothing stores.

Best Superstore and Wholesale Club Credit Cards

Save at superstores and wholesale clubs with these store credit cards.

Best Department Store Cards

Shop with the best department store credit cards.

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.