Articles on Personal Finance

Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Hired a Financial Planner?

Tell us whether you have ever hired a financial planner and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Ways to Boost Your Odds of Retiring Early

You don't have to wait 'til your 60s to retire. Make an early retirement a real possibility with some simple steps you can take today.

8 Savings Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Even the best savers among us sometimes slip up, but if you can avoid these common savings mistakes and your money will grow and grow.

Best Money Tips: 10 Must-Have Products for Financial Security

Today we found some great articles on the products you must have to be financial secure, germ magnets you should clean this spring, and things you need to know to survive life.

7 Stocks Warren Buffett Loves — And You Should, Too

Warren Buffett famously takes the long view, investing in firms expected to grow for decades. Are you buying and holding these Buffett picks, too?

Account in Collections? Here's How to Fix It

Collections — the term every credit-savvy person fears. If you get that dreaded letter, don't panic. Learn how to deal with a debt in collections.

How to Score More Loyalty Perks From Your Credit Card Company

Savvy consumers haggle their way to cheaper utility and Internet bills. Do the same with your credit cards and you'll pay less interest and fees.

6 Mobile Payment Tools You Should Start Using Today

Everything else has gone digital, why not your credit cards? Check out these mobile payment tools you can start using today — and leave your wallet at home.

5 Best Online Brokerages for Your IRA

You know you should be socking more away for retirement, but how? Start now with an IRA at one of these newbie friendly online brokerages.

Which Student Loan Repayment Plan Saves You the Most?

College degrees aren't cheap, and for many, student loans are a difficult financial burden. Learn which repayment plan saves the most money.

Citi Prestige Card: World Class Benefits

Looking for a premium card with premium benefits? Check out the Citi Prestige card.

11 Ways Life Is Amazing With an Emergency Fund

Life happens — and it usually costs money when it does. Build your emergency fund so when it happens, you're good to go.

15 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!

6 Kinds of Insurance That Aren't Worth It -- And What to Do Instead

Logic tends to get overlooked when it comes to "better safe than sorry." But for these six types of insurance, safer simply isn't worth the cost.

The 5 Best Winter Tires

If your last set of winter tires has seen its last blizzard, get your next set in plenty of time for the next set of snowflakes. These five options won't steer you wrong.

Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve: Enjoy More Free Stays

Citi's Hilton HHonors Reserve credit card offers big rewards for those who frequent Hilton's portfolio of hotels and resorts.

Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card: Big Rewards with No Annual Fee

Looking for a hotel rewards credit card without the fees but with a lot of value? Check out the Citi Hilton HHonors Visa Signature Card.

8 Tax Return Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Nobody's perfect — but for tax filing, even small errors have big consequences! Keep an eye out for these easy-to-make tax return miscues.

Here's How Rich You'd Be if You Stopped Drinking Expensive Coffee

Fancy coffee drinkers, heads up! Your daily caffeine vice may seem like a harmless treat, but it's costing you more money than you may realize.

4 Things Millennials Should Do Today to Prepare for Retirement

Planning for retirement is daunting — even for twenty-somethings. Take a few simple steps and be on your way to building a healthy retirement fund.