Articles on Personal Finance

12 Smart Ways to Turn $500 Into a Better Future

Got $500 burning a hole in your pocket? Instead of blowing it on stuff, use it wisely to improve your finances, your home, or yourself.

The 10 Kinds of People Who Get Rich (and How They Do It)

What kind of people get rich? See if you have some of these 10 traits and habits common to the wealthy — and learn how you can start amassing riches.

A Beginner's Guide to Miles and Points

Memorable family vacations are common adventures for savvy travel rewards card users. Begin a trip far away by starting with these basics.

50 Smart Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

The average American's tax refund is about $3000. Here are 50 ways to put it to better-than-average use.

5 Things You Can Do in 15 Minutes That Could Save You $1,500 This Year

Looking for more ways to cut costs? These five ways cost hardly any time, but the savings add up to nearly $1,500 a year.

Best Money Tips: Useful Things to Do With Your Tax Refund

Today we found some fantastic articles on useful things to do with your tax refund money, when renting makes more sense than buying, and reasons to use a cash-only spending plan.

4 Reasons Why You Must Open a Roth IRA Before April 15

One quirk of the tax law is that any contributions to a Roth IRA before April 15 count against last year's limits. Here are four good reasons to open one now.

6 Basics You Must Know Before You Start Investing

Investing seems daunting to beginners, but it doesn't have to be as complicated as it seems. Master these beginners' tricks and you'll be on your way!

Best Money Tips: Insurance That Saves You Big in the Long Run

Today we found some awesome articles on insurance that will save you big, people who can save you time, money and stress, and getting started with investing.

The Simple Way to Save Enough Money for Your Dream Goals

Stop dreaming about a house, a car, or a wonderful vacation. Make those big purchases real with this simple long-term savings strategy.

Turn Last Year's Taxes Into This Year's Financial Spring Cleaning

Don't shove all your tax paperwork back in the drawer just yet. Go the rest of the way to a better financial future with a few simple steps.

4 Ways to Avoid Tax Debt Stress

Don't stress out over tax debt. Here's a guide to fighting back

8 Surprising Life and Money Lessons from Will Ferrell Movies

Will Ferrell may be an unlikely source of money and life lessons, but his films often turn on key personal finance concepts. Shake and bake!

10 of America's Awesomest Cheap Cities

The culture, the people, the food — city life is great, but it's also expensive. Luckily, these smaller cities offer big city amenities at country prices.

Best Money Tips: Save Money at the Gas Pump

Today we found some awesome articles on saving money at the pump, plugging your financial leaks, and conversation starters that make mingling fun.

This Is How Donald Trump Builds Wealth (and You Can Too)

Donald Trump learned about the importance of cash flow the hard way. Read on to learn from his very expensive mistakes!

The 7 Worst Money Mistakes Married People Make

For many couples, money is the biggest source of stress — often because of these critical marriage and money mistakes. Are you and your spouse making them?

Are You Wasting Your Credit Card Rewards on One of These Stupid Things?

Some credit card rewards are better than others. Make sure you're making the most of your rewards by avoiding the ripoffs and grabbing the best deals.

5 Savings Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

If saving was easy, we'd all be saving more. Try one or more of these savings strategies and see if the habit doesn't finally stick.

The 10 Things Everyone Should Be Saving For

What are you saving for? Hopefully it's some (or all!) of these important savings goals.