Personal Finance

Best Money Tips: Ways to Save When Buying Your First Home

Today we found articles on ways to save on your first home, tips for building your personal brand, and when you should not DIY.

5 Steps to Picking the Best Airline Credit Card for the Most Rewards Value

An airline credit card will help you rack up those travel rewards. Make sure you pick the best one!

Does Your Net Worth Even Matter?

You may not be raking it in like Warren Buffett, but yes, your net worth still matters.

Here's How Often Your Credit Score Gets Calculated

You know your credit score can fluctuate. But you should also know what causes this — and how you can use it to your advantage.

Should You Ever Consider a Balloon Mortgage?

A balloon mortgage has its upsides, but it sure leaves a lot up in the air.

Are We Headed Toward a Bull or Bear Market?

The stock market's movements are anybody's guess, but a few key factors can hint at either a bull or a bear.

Do You Really Need a 20 Percent Down Payment for a House?

Don't let the giant down payment dash your dreams of homeownership. You have other options!

Start Planning Now for When Your Target-Date Fund Ends

Target-date funds are a common way to help you save for retirement. But what happens when they actually hit their target?

9 Ways You Sabotage Your Financial Growth

If you just can't seem to get ahead with your money, it may be your own financial fault.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now — just how exactly should you read one of these things?

9 Expensive Mistakes of the Newly Retired

Retirement always has a few bumps in the road. But these nine costly mistakes can derail you completely.

6 Money Moves to Make If Your Net Worth Is Negative

Net worth is an important marker of personal financial health. What do you do when it hovers in subzero territory?

4 Retirement "Rules of Thumb" That Actually Work

Take some guesswork out of retirement planning with these four financial rules of thumb. They really do work!

4 Stocks to Buy If You Love Moms

Mom has always been there for you. Be there for her — and all mothers — by investing in these companies who love moms.

What You Need to Know About the Easiest Way to Save for Retirement

Target-date funds are an easy way to "set and forget" your retirement savings. But they have a few downsides, too.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Start Claiming Your Social Security Benefits

Just because you can start claiming Social Security benefits, doesn't necessarily mean you should. Ask yourself these questions first.

6 Inspiring Quotes About Money From Successful Women

Use these inspiring words of wisdom from female finance pros to boost your bottom line.

12 Times Your Credit Card Has Your Back

In times of trouble, your best resource could be right in your pocket. Yes, your credit card totally has your back!

How to Handle a Massive Medical Bill

Surprise medical bills can torpedo even the most well-planned budget. These simple steps help minimize the financial pain.

Best Money Tips: Best Short-Term Investments for Your Money

Today we found articles on the best short-term investments, how to make extra money during spring cleaning season, and ways to stay motivated while paying off debt.

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Are You Putting Off These 9 Adult Money Moves?

You're not a kid anymore. So get to work on these grown-up financial decisions.

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Don't let a sudden loss of income cause financial paralysis. Take these smart steps to handle the situation and minimize the damage.

Here's the Difference Between a Federal and Non-Federal Credit Union

You're thinking about joining a credit union. You've noticed some credit unions are federal, and some are state-chartered. What's the difference?

5 Money Moves That Will Ruin Your Mortgage Application

You're ready to be a homeowner — but if you make these missteps with your money, you can kiss your mortgage application goodbye.

Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a College Meal Plan

You know college tuition, books, and room and board cost a pretty penny. Are you forgetting about food?

Are You Ruining Your Retirement by Spoiling Your Kids?

You'd do anything for your kids — but you shouldn't derail your retirement to loan them money.

7 Easy First Steps to Paying Off Debt

Facing debt can be overwhelming. Where do you start? These simple steps will start you on the path to repayment.

8 Questions Real Estate Agents Hear Most Often

If you're buying or selling a home, you'll undoubtedly have questions. Your agent has probably heard them all.

How to Sell a Home Without a Traditional Agent

Real estate agents take a hefty commission from your home sale. Want to avoid that financial hit? You can sell your home without a traditional agent.

6 Financial Steps to Take When Your Aging Parents Move In

Your parents have always taken care of you — now you want to return the favor. These money moves will help you care for them at home.

What You Need to Know About Homeowners' Associations

A home in an HOA may come with fabulous amenities, services, and sense of community. It will also come with a cost.

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

Crisis averted! Your emergency fund came through when you needed it. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net before the other shoe drops.

The One Question You Need to Answer to Choose the Best Plan on the Health Care Marketplace

You need to a buy your own health insurance on the exchange, but you don't know where to start. We're going to help you weigh your options.

Ask the Readers: Do You Have Emergency Savings?

Tell us whether you have emergency savings and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: How to Know When You're Ready to Retire

Today we found articles on how to know when you’re ready to retire, how to budget when you’re behind on your bills, and little things you should do every day before noon.

What to Do if You've Signed Up for a Terrible Loan or Credit Card

Sometimes a loan or credit card doesn't work out to your favor. Is there any way out?

4 Ways to Add Gold to Your Portfolio

Whether you want to protect your money from stock market turmoil or a zombie apocalypse, adding gold to your portfolio can be an attractive investment.

5 Mortgage Details You Should Know Before You Sign

Buying a new home is exciting, but before you sign your name on the dotted line, you need to ask — and answer — a few key questions about your loan.

6 Ways Climate Change Could Affect Your Money

Earth's climate is changing and it's going to cost you.

Best Money Tips: 5 Ways to Save $1 Million

Today we found articles on ways to save $1 million, things that every frugal person needs in their wallet, and how to start living like a minimalist.