Articles on Personal Finance

5 Countries With No (Or Very Low) Taxes

Heading to one of these countries with very low taxes could be the ticket to paying less in taxes.

5 Estate Planning Questions Everyone Should Ask

Planning for end-of-life is no one's picnic, but these questions could help spare your loved ones a lot of pain after you're gone.

What Does Checked Baggage Insurance Cover?

Good news! Your credit card's checked baggage insurance might cover you if your luggage is lost.

Your Bank Took Away Free Checking. Now What?

Has your bank started charging you for simply having a checking account? Here's what to do.

Urgent Care or ER? How to Decide Where to Go

You're hurt or sick, and you need quick cre. The question is — urgent care or the ER?

Best Money Tips: Ways to Maximize Medicare Benefits

Today we found articles on how to maximize Medicare benefits, countries where you’ll get the most bang for your buck, and a practical guide to saying no.

5 Kinds of Insurance Every Retiree Should Consider

Your insurance needs change over time. When you reach retirement, they'll change again.

5 Ways to Handle Big City Rents

Big city life comes with big city costs. Here's how you can shave dollars off an apartment rental.

7 Added Costs That Come With a Bigger House

Bigger isn't always better, but when it comes to houses, it's usually more expensive.

7 Worst Reasons NOT to Buy a House

If you're avoiding homeownership, make sure it's not for one of these not-so-great reasons.

How to Get a Free Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report

Placing a fraud alert on your credit report is an easy (and free!) way to protect yourself from identity theft. But there's a catch.

6 European Cities Where Retirement Is Actually Affordable

If your retirement dream involves a stint abroad, check out these affordable European cities that offer cheap digs and a whole lot more.

8 Questions to Ask Contractors Before Hiring One

You're eager to start that home remodel, but don't skip out on grilling your contractor first.

6 Confidence-Inspiring Facts About the Stock Market

Even after a tough couple of weeks, the market is still way, way up from its Great Recession lows. There, feel better?

5 Tax Myths That Can Be Costly for Expats

If you're an expat or a digital nomad, don't let these common misconceptions about taxes come back to bite you.

Here's What to Do If You Get Audited

You're being audited. Don't panic — these steps will help you navigate the process.

Ask the Readers: Where Did You Learn About Personal Finance?

Tell us where you learned about personal finance and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Here's What to Do If Your Wages Are Garnished

Having your wages garnished is scary. Being informed is your best defense.

6 Worries You'll Always Have No Matter How Rich You Become

Money can buy a lot of things, but it can't buy a worry-free life.

What Happens to Your Apartment When Your Landlord Gets the Boot

If your landlord is in foreclosure, keep a cool head. Here's what you can expect to happen to your rental.