Articles on Personal Finance

Re-Age Your Credit Card Debt to Protect Your Credit Score

Re-aging your credit can be good or bad depending on the circumstances. Learn when you want your credit re-aged and how to make it happen.

How to Manage Money When You Hate Thinking About It

If the thought of managing your green has you seeing red, take heart; it doesn't have to be complicated!

The High Cost of Planning for the End of the World

Prepping for the end of the world covers all the bases — except for how much it'll cost you while the world still turns.

2-Minute Guide: How to Use Balance Transfers to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Balance transfers can help you out of debt in a hurry. Here's how to use them to clear that credit card debt.

How to Research a Home's Location Before You Buy

Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Financial Future With Just $200

You don't need a lot of dough to safeguard your financial future. A couple hundred bucks is a good start.

How to Ease into Credit Card Rewards After Debt Repayment

You've conquered a mountain of debt. Congrats! Before you go right back to using credit cards again, learn how to proceed with caution.

5 Alternatives to Charging Your Medical Bills

Before reaching for your credit card, make sure you check out other effective ways to pay off your medical bills.

3 Ways Education Can Impact Your Creditworthiness

Education doesn't directly affect your credit; but it can impact your creditworthiness.

6 Personal Finance Rules to Live By in Your 40s

Make your 40s all about securing financial stability. These personal finance rules can help you get there.

3 Financial Penalties Every Retiree Should Avoid

By the time you reach retirement, you should know how to manage your money. Don't get hit with these financial fines!

4 Things You Need to Know About Gift Tax

There's a tax on financial gifts? Of course there is — and guess what else? It's very convoluted.

5-Minute Finance: Start an Emergency Fund

It can take years to recoup from a financial emergency. But it only takes five minutes to set up an emergency fund.

Want Financial Education in Schools? Follow the Example of One Kansas Teen

Kansas Legislature passed a law requiring high school students to complete a CPR course to graduate. We need to push just as hard for financial education.

Free "Digital Retirement Coach" Aims to Take Angst Out of Retirement Planning

If the thought of retirement planning sends chills down your spine, a helpful chatbot from AARP and the Ad Council makes it all seem easy.

Financial Experts Share Their Biggest Credit Mistakes

Financial experts have made credit mistakes, too. Here's what they've learned from those mistakes.

How to Benefit From Rising Interest Rates

Rising interest rates aren't all bad. Here's how to make rate hikes work to your favor.

6 Investment Truths to Remember When the Stock Market Is Down

When the market goes down, your panic goes up. Keep a cool head; remember these things next time there's a market hiccup.

Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Done a Spending Freeze?

Tell us if you've ever done a spending freeze and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Resilience

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Take these steps now to build up your ability to withstand a financial crisis.