Personal Finance

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.

How to Make Ends Meet When You're House Poor

Home is meant to be a haven. If it's leaving you racked with debt (and stress), it's time to consider these options.

It's Never Too Late to Fix These 5 Money Mistakes From Your Past

Sure, you made a few money missteps in your youth. It's time to forgive yourself, move on, and tackle your finances like a grown up.

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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?

7 Ways Retirement Planning Changes When You're Single

Retirement planning is not one-size-fits-all. And if you're single, you'd be wise to prepare for some unique concerns — and benefits!

6 Reasons You Should Buy the Rental Car Insurance

Think the clerk at the rental counter just wants to sell you insurance? Actually, they may be trying to save you from a headache.

How to Save for Retirement When You Are Unemployed

So you're out of work. That doesn't mean you have to lose track of your retirement savings.

How to Buy Berkshire Hathaway and Other Blue Chip Stock for 17% Off

Berkshire Hathaway shares are out of most investors' price range. But there's an affordable loophole.

4 Myths About Divorce and Money, Debunked

Divorce is complicated and expensive. Dispel these money myths so you'll be better prepared to go your separate ways.

5 Countries Where You Can Retire for $1,000 a Month

Low cost-of-living is the name of the game in these beautiful countries where you can retire for less than $1,000 per month.

Ask the Readers: What Do You Look For in a Car?

Tell us what you look for in a car and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

14 Things You'll Hate About Your Next House

So what if there's a gravel driveway, or an empty lot across the street? Actually, you'll hate these things about your new house.