retirement

4 Smart Things You Should Do With Your First Real Paycheck

Your first real paycheck is cause for celebration — and cause for some smart money moves.

6 Parts Every Successful Budget Needs

No two budgets are the same, but most successful budgets have these key components in common.

9 Money Moves You're Never too Old to Make

Age is just a number. Don't let it keep you from making smart decisions for long term financial health.

25 Money-Saving Strategies That Are Actually Hurting You

Penny wise pound-foolish is no way to build real wealth. Are your too-frugal habits costing you money?

5 Money Accomplishments You Should Be Proud Of

Don't beat yourself up over the financial challenges ahead. Be proud of what you've already accomplished.

7 Life Choices That Are Actually Financial Decisions

You might think that many of life's biggest decisions come down to emotion. But they really come down to money.

5 Money Moves to Make Even If You Don't Plan to Buy a House

Getting a mortgage isn't the only reason to keep your finances in tiptop shape. You should make these money moves even if you plan to rent forever.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

What Job Hunters Should Really Look for in a Job Offer

Taco Tuesday has a nice ring to it, but it won't help boost your bottom line. Look for a job with perks that really matter.

5 Money Goals You Can Achieve This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, soaking in the sun, and conquering your money goals.

9 Smart Moves to Make After Getting a Raise or Promotion

Nice job! Be sure to follow up your promotion or raise with plenty more of what got you here.

10 Money Rules Every Working Adult Should Know

Money management doesn't have to be complicated. Master a few (or all!) of these basics and you'll be on your way.

5-Minute Finance: Create Financial Goals

Deciding on a goal is a critical first step in every endeavor. Here's how to set financial goals that will lead to a brighter future.

What You Should Ask Your Financial Adviser at Your Annual Meeting

Financial advisers are there to answer your major money questions. Make sure you're asking these big ones whenever you meet!

4 Signs Your Emergency Fund Is Too Big

Your emergency fund is stocked. Would your extra dollars better serve you elsewhere?

Saving Goals for Every Age

Every time you enter a new decade of life, ask yourself: Is my savings on track?

Here's How Late Starters Can Save for Their Kids' Education

You've always planned to save for your kid's college education. But that kid is in high school, and you haven't even started. What now?

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.

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.

9 Surprising Ways Marriage Can Make You Richer

Getting married can be one of the best financial decisions you'll ever make.