Personal Finance

Here's What Happens If You Don't Leave a Will

More than half of Americans haven't created a will. Don't let your legacy be the burden of choices and decisions you leave behind.

3 Reasons Taking a Loan For Your Wedding Is a Bad Idea

A big wedding comes with a hefty price tag. Borrowing to pay for it will have you saying "I do" to years of debt, too.

Are You Paying Off Credit Card Debt the Wrong Way?

Many Americans who are paying off credit card debt are doing it the wrong way — are you?

4 Money Fights Married Couples Have (And How to Avoid Them)

Nothing throws a wrench in the works of marriage quite like money troubles. Learn how to avoid these common financial fights.

9 Warning Signs You Can't Afford That New House

If that new house puts the squeeze on your savings, your dream home can quickly become a nightmare. Here's how to tell if it's really too much.

How to Help Your Adult Children Become Financially Independent

If your grown children are still depending on you for every little money matter, it's time to teach them how to go it alone.

6 Financial Skills to Master Before You Graduate

Before you don your cap and gown, you have one more lesson to learn; basic personal finance.

8 Ways to Profit Off Your Cabin Fever

Winter has you stuck inside? Use your time away from the great outdoors to supercharge your finances.

5 Reasons a Big Paycheck Is Not Worth Staying in a Job You Hate

Financial independence is the goal for us all, but it shouldn't come at the cost of a despicable job.

4 Behaviors That Risk Your Financial Security

These bad behaviors are hard to break — but if you don't, they could break your finances.

5 Credit Card Mistakes to Get Over by Age 30

If you're fast approaching the big 3-0, it's high-time to leave these credit card mistakes in the past.

How to Reduce the Costs of a Cash Advance

Borrowing money against your credit card may be more costly than you think. Consider these strategies to avoid cash advances, or at least minimize their costs.

5 Tax Mistakes Freelancers Need to Stop Making

When you run your own business, taxes can be tricky. Don't let these tax mistakes derail your freelance finances.

7 Signs You're Financially Ready to Start a Family

It's hard to know when you're 100 percent ready to have a baby, but these financial signs mean you're off to a great start.

6 Questions All Rookie Investors Should Ask

If you're new to investing, you probably have questions. At least, you should.

7 Ways Being Single is Better for Your Bank Account

Being single on February 14 can be a real bummer, but look on the bright side: Your bank account will love you for it.

4 Ways to Help Your Adult Kids and Still Save for Retirement

You want to take care of your kids. But you also need to take care of your own financial future.

How to Cut the Cost of a Hospital Stay

Don't let a hefty hospital bill add insult to injury. Figure out where you can cut costs for your stay.

The ATM Just Ate Your Deposit. Now What?

The ATM just ate your deposit. Don't panic! You can fix it.

8 Traits of People Who Live Debt-Free

Debt-free folks have a lot in common. If you adopt some of their habits, you can live debt-free, too.

Latest Articles in Personal Finance

3 Ways Millennials Can Avoid Financial Fraud

Elders aren't the only targets of financial fraud. Even young folks need to know how to protect themselves.

9 Creative Ways to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Having some trouble coming up with cash for your nest egg? It's time to think outside the box.

5-Minute Finance: Checking Your Credit Score

Do you know your credit score? You should — and it only takes five minutes to find out.

My Kid Got Accepted to an Expensive Private College — Now What?

How much is too much when it comes to college costs? A worried father breaks down the costs and the benefits of a child's hefty tuition.

7 Ways to Compare Stock Market Investments

There are thousands of investments out there. If you want to find the "best" ones, you need to learn how to compare them.

What Makes a Home's Location "Good"

When searching for the perfect new home, make sure the location is perfect, too.

7 Easy Money Moves to Make on a Rainy Day

The rain may be falling, but that doesn't mean you can't make the sun shine on your finances.

How to Liquidate a Loved One's Estate

Part of settling an estate is dealing with the personal possessions of the deceased. Here's how to do that with minimal stress.

Best Money Tips: How to Transform Your Money at Any Age

Today we found articles on how to transform your money at any age, time saving tips for selling your clutter online, and ways you may be sabotaging your home sale.

7 Ways to Vet Your Mortgage Lender

A mortgage is one of the biggest financial moves you'll ever make. It pays to be picky with your lender.

How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

Several big banks have been accused of unfairly lending to minority borrowers. Here's how to see if your lender is playing fair.

5 Characteristics of the World's Youngest Billionaires

There are 2200 billionaires in the world, and just 63 are under the age of 40. Here's what they have in common.

Best Money Tips: How to Start Trading Cryptocurrency

Today we found articles on cryptocurrency trading for beginners, how to build a minimalist pantry, and tips for planning a debt-free vacation.

6 Easy Ways to Protect Your Debit Card From Skimmers

Swiping without a second thought is an easy way to fall victim to debit card skimmers.

How to Manage Student Loans On a Low Income

Juggling student loan payments with other bills can sometimes seem impossible if you're making a low salary. But it can be done.

10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

Money management doesn't have to be complicated. Master a few (or all!) of these basics and you'll be on your way.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

What You Should Ask Your Financial Adviser at Your Annual Meeting

Financial advisers are there to answer your major money questions. Make sure you're asking these big ones whenever you meet!

Best Money Tips: These Cities and States Will Pay You to Move There

Today we found articles on places that will pay you to move there, expensive things that are not worth the extra cost, and things that a neuroscientist says will make you happier.

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