emergencies

Don't Carry a Balance? Here's Why You Still Need a Credit Card

You never carry a balance on your credit card, so why do you need one at all? Well, there are a few good reasons.

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?

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.

How a Credit Card Cash Advance Costs You More Than a Purchase

The convenience of cash advance comes at a cost. Usually, a pretty steep one.

8 Ways to Decide if It's a "Fund-Worthy" Emergency

You worked hard to build up your emergency fund for a rainy day like today. Is it raining hard enough to dip into your stash of cash?

Everything You Need to Know About Buying Travel Insurance

Travel insurance can be so much more than just peace of mind. Consider the following when finding the coverage that's right for you.

8 Assets You Can Count on During Tough Times

When the going gets tough, the tough get going toward these eight dependable assets. What's backstopping your finances?

How to Get Through a Tough Financial Emergency

Few things feel worse than dire money emergencies. You can get through it — stay calm, prioritize, and bounce back stronger than before.

7 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Jack Frost has left his calling card on the nation's roads. Is your rig ready for winter?

How to Survive the 5 Most Common Emergency Situations

While major disasters are thankfully rare, plenty of small emergencies can catch us unawares. Here's what you should be watching and preparing for.

5 People You Should Have in Your "Personal Emergency Kit"

Friends in need are friends indeed. When trouble strikes, big or small, who you gonna call? Somebody from your must have list of emergency contacts!