While 30-year-olds may be firmly settled in adulthood, that doesn't mean they have their finances in order. If you're close to 30, here's what you need to know.
by: Jeff Rose | channel: Personal Finance
We often hear the same advice — everyone needs to have an emergency fund. But, in some situations, it might be OK to skip it.
by: Kentin Waits | channel: Personal Finance
Standard financial advice is full of things to do first — emergency fund, 401(k), paying off debts...but what REALLY comes first?
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
A strong emergency fund is one of the most important keys to financial security. Learn how to build yours.
by: Darren Wu | channel: Personal Finance
The classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” isn't just a heartwarming holiday classic — it also contains financial lessons that are still relevant today.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Personal Finance, Entertainment
Want to quit your job? If you play your cards right, you can use these steps to turn an awkward situation into a great new career opportunity.
by: Carlos Portocarrero | channel: Career Building, Job Hunting
Investing can be one of the most intimidating parts of personal finance. But if you follow these five steps, you'll be on your way to smart, sound investing.
by: Matt Bell | channel: Investment
Spending money can be a lot of fun, especially when credit keeps things going. It begs a very simple question — why bother getting out of debt?
by: Tara Struyk | channel: Debt Management
Whether you've landed a new job or your current one is awful, follow these steps to ensure that when you leave, you're covered financially and emotionally.
by: Tara Struyk | channel: Career Building
With this plan, your retirement will be just as secure, and your first few years will be a lot more comfortable.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Retirement
If you don't feel like you're saving enough money, there's probably one thing stopping you — you. Learn how to get over the excuses and start saving.
by: Tara Struyk | channel: Personal Finance
The economy is still shuddering, but that doesn't mean your finances need to shake in fear. Learn how to stay financially strong in times like these.
by: Matt Bell | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
Whether your current budget could use some tweaking or you're trying to get your finances sorted out for the first time, these suggestions can help you build a better budget.
by: David Ning | channel: Budgeting, Debt Management
All it takes is one weak moment to reach into your checking account or connected savings account and use those funds on something frivolous. That's why it's important to protec
by: PT Money | channel: Personal Finance
I'm a risk taker that has learned the hard way; budgeting is a necessity.
by: Little House | channel: Budgeting
Are you assuming that things will go along pretty much okay? Most people do, and they're usually right. Even when they're wrong, it tends to be okay, because the typical household'
This is broader than just an Emergency Fund; it's an Emergency Plan.
by: Flexo | channel: Personal Finance
These methods will help you to avoid participating in the recession and the fear mongering that prevail during such periods.
by: Silicon Valley Blogger | channel: Personal Finance
It's easy to find books and articles on how to manage your money to support your long-term goals. You can read a lot about stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, investing in gold
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Budgeting
One of the most common questions over on the Wise Bread forum is some variation on, "I have $X in savings but $Y in credit card debt. Should I use the savings to pay down the debt?
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance, Debt Management
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