Personal Finance

Bad Credit? It Might Cost You Your Marriage

Your perfect partner is smart, funny, attractive. What more could you want from them? Add this to your list: a good credit score.

What to Do When You've Blown Your Budget for the Month

You've busted your budget for the month and there's still three weeks left to go. What now?

Why You Need to Know the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debts

You have secured debt, and you have unsecured debt. Do you know the difference? It's time to learn.

8 Surprising Ways Confidence Can Hurt Your Investments

Being confident is good. Being a little too confident with your investments, on the other hand, can mean money troubles.

How Long Does it Take Break Even With a Home ReFi?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a sound financial move. But how do you figure out when you'll break even? Let's crunch numbers.

7 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Jay-Z

Jay-Z is one of the wealthiest entertainers in the world, and his latest studio release, 4:44, has some important financial insights.

Is Dollar Cost Averaging the Right Strategy for You?

Want to invest a lump sum while cutting down risk? Dollar cost averaging may be your move.

Here's How Boomers and Millennials Are Creating Winners on the Stock Market

Boomers and millennials have one thing in common: Their financial habits can move markets.

The Financial Basics Every New Grad Should Know

Congrats, grad! You undoubtedly learned a lot in your college career, but now it's time to learn these personal finance basics.

20+ Questions to Ask During an Open House

Searching for your dream home? Make sure to ask these key questions as you browse open houses.

Here's How Debt Settlement Can Make Your Debt Worse

Debt settlement companies make a pretty convincing pitch, but beware: They just might leave you worse off.

5 Reasons a Home Sale Could Fall Through

Your house is on the market, and you finally got an offer. Done deal, right? Not so fast...

Here's How Rate of Return Can Help You Invest Smarter

It's easy to get bogged down with investment terminology. Rate of return is an important one to know.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You're Single

Single homeownership is on the rise. Before you embark on the homebuying process solo, consider some important factors.

Cash Might Make You Happier, But Investments Will Make You Richer

Having a lot of cash on hand might put a smile on your face, but if it's long-term wealth you're after, you need to invest.

How to Turn Your Home Into a Moneymaking Star

If you have a house, you have a potential moneymaking star. Your home is ready for its close-up!

6 Questions to Ask Before Taking Out Student Loans

College isn't cheap and a student loan may seem inescapable. Make sure you've checked out all your options before you sign.

6 Big Ways ATMs Are Changing

The local ATM you know and love might be changing — for the better! Here's how banks are teaching the venerable ATM some new tricks.

Best Money Tips: Practical Driving Tips That Save Gas — And Money

Today we found articles on gas-saving driving tips, summer essentials that are good for your body and your budget, and sneaky ways to get paid for exercising.

7 Financial Differences Between Millennials and the Next Generation

Generation Z is fast approaching adulthood. How, exactly, do these young adults differ from the millennials who precede them?

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9 Common Mistakes You're Making With Your Checking Account

If your checking account has enough money in it to cover your bills, it's all good, right?

How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Identity theft is scary. When your kids are the target, it's positively terrifying.

6 Pitfalls When Chasing Travel Rewards

While many have used travel rewards to score free or reduced-cost travel, it helps to know the pitfalls to watch out for.

4 Portfolio "Blind Spots" That Are Ruining Your Investments

Mental biases can keep you blind. When it comes to your investments, they can also keep you poor.

How a Single Mother In Debt Over $200K Is Fixing Her Finances

We're helping a reader get control of her debt and the rest of her finances. Read her story and find out how far she's come already!

How to Choose the Perfect Country to Retire In

Choosing which country to retire in can be tough. Here's how to ensure you make the right decision.

7 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Company Stock

Your employer is offering you company stock. Is it a good idea to pad your portfolio with it?

How to Budget When You're No Longer Broke

You went from barely making ends meet to being flush with cash. Don't abandon your broke budget!

Flashback Friday: 52 Ways to Keep Your Finances Fit During the Holidays

Typically everyone's money, like our waistlines, suffers during the holidays. Learn how to keep it trim.

8 Industries That Could Benefit From Climate Change

The global climate is changing, and these companies are poised to profit.

7 Easy Ways to Build an Emergency Fund From $0

When your latest financial emergency is that you can't afford an emergency, it's time to start building that safety net — quickly!

Your Good Credit Doesn't Mean You Have Good Money Habits

Don't be deceived by a stellar credit score. Your financial health might still need some work.

Should You Take Out a Loan Backed by Your Investments?

Your investment bank or brokerage firm may have offered you a securities-based loan. Make sure you understand what you're signing up for before you sign up.

Best Money Tips: 6 Basic Rules of Investing

Today we found articles on the basic rules of investing, the best tactics to improve your self-control, and DIY costumes you can make with a bed sheet.

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Big Retirement Money Mistakes

Today we found articles on retirement money mistakes to avoid, easy ways to handle rejection, and time management tips for beginners.

What Is Cryptocurrency, Anyway?

Thinking about investing in cryptocurrency, but not sure where to start? Here's what you need to know.

3 Ways Americans Are Getting Better at Managing Their Money

Don't let the news dishearten you. Americans aren't completely terrible at money.

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.