Articles on Personal Finance

7 Easy Ways to Raise Your Credit Score This Year

A good credit score can help you get better rates on big purchases or loans. Start boosting your score with some simple steps.

America Is Back: 4 Economic Predictions for 2015

The U.S. is poised to take off this year. Are you ready to reap the rewards?

Best Money Tips: Secrets to a Healthy Relationship With Money

Today we found some great articles on the secrets to a healthy relationship with money, cheap Valentine’s Day gifts for the people you love, and frugal fails to avoid.

Going Without Health Insurance in 2015? Here's What It'll Cost You

The fines for going without health insurance are ticking up this year. Are you covered or will you pay a fine?

Stop! Don't Make These 6 Dumb Mistakes With Your Financial Windfall

We all dream about scoring a big financial windfall — and all the great ways to spend it. If fortune does favor you, don't blow it!

15 Cheap, Easy Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Taking care of a few simple home repairs and improvements can protect you and your family from minor accidents — or much worse.

When to Do a Balance Transfer to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

A balance transfer can help your finances. Moving your money from a high-rate card to one that has a 0% APR can save you money and help you pay off your debt much faster.

4 Reasons Why Millennials Should Be Optimistic About Their Finances

The Great Recession slowed young people's financial growth, but with today's economy, they're making up for lost time. Are you better off now, too?

10 Quick Financial Moves to Make Today at Lunch

Escape the office for an hour everyday and spend your time managing your finances for maximum return — and early retirement.

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

How This Single-Income Family Found Financial Freedom in Just 27 Months

The true, inspiring story of one motivated couple who paid off $37,000 in consumer debt in 27 months by cutting costs and earning extra income.

5 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men

In general, women investors are more risk-adverse than men investors. But who earns the better returns?

Why Taking Social Security Could Cost You Thousands

Now that Social Security offers early retirement, it's tempting to take the money and run. Before you do, understand how much you're giving up.

Good, Bad, or Excellent: What Does Your Credit Score Mean?

Is your credit score good, bad...or excellent? Find out what range you're in and what that means for your borrowing prospects.

Primer on VISA Signature Credit Cards: All the Benefits That Come with Your Card

Did you know the VISA Signature credit card you have come with a ton of benefits that's not related to the specific card you have? Here's the comprehensive list!

The Capital One Platinum Prestige Credit Card Offers Value Instead of Perks

The Capital One Platinum Prestige card drops the usual rewards card bells and whistles and offers a simple, no fee, low APR credit product.

US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Credit Card

The US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards Card allows you to choose the "bonus" categories that would allow you to get the most points possible.

5 Times You Should Say Yes to New Credit Card Offers

Usually you're better off shredding all those credit card offers that come in the mail. Find out when to break out the letter opener instead.

4 Big Tech Stocks Offering Big Returns

There's more to tech investing than social media stocks. Find some room for these big tech stocks in your portfolio and 2015 could be a big year.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter

Falling temperatures mean rising fortunes for these five firms whose business booms with winter's gloom. Add some wintry sparkle to your portfolio!