retirement

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Owning your home outright is a huge achievement. Weigh these options first, though, before tackling your mortgage early.

8 Signs an ETF Isn't Right for You

There are thousands of ETFs out there. Before you go buying willy-nilly, you might want to make sure they're right for you.

5 Essentials for Building a Profitable Portfolio

Investing is a bit of an art form, but it doesn't need to be a complicated one. Know the essentials, and you'll be on your way to great returns.

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

What Are Income Stocks?

Income stocks yield promising profit with little price variation. Find out if they're right for your portfolio.

Rich People Spend $350K+ to Park Their Cars — Here's How We'd Spend it Instead

Would you pay for $350,000 parking? We sure hope not, when you could make these much smarter money moves instead

4 Money Lessons We Can Learn From J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling knows a thing or two about muggle money struggles. After all, she once had her share.

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Invest Like Warren Buffett

What works for the Oracle of Omaha might not necessarily work for you.

7 Reasons Millennials Should Stop Being Afraid of the Stock Market

Young people aren't investing as much as they should be — and it's costing them. Get over these fears and start putting your money to work.

Millennial Millionaires: How the Brokest Generation Can Also Become the Richest

Young adults may be feeling the weight of student loans and low-income jobs, but they too can become millionaires by taking the right steps now.

This Simple Mistake on a Credit Application May Cost You

Your income plays a big role on credit card applications. Report it wisely (and honestly!) for best results — especially if you freelance.

How Every Woman Can Take Control of Her Finances

Women, don't be another statistic. It's time to forge ahead on these critical money matters, or face retiring in poverty.

7 Best Money Management Tips From John Oliver

Cable TV funnyman John Oliver gets a lot of laughs skewering the rich and powerful. Through the mirth, he also shares some solid financial advice.

How to Tell if Your 401K Is a Good or a Bad One

The sad truth is that some 401K plans offer bad investments with high fees. Learn how to evaluate yours before you lose too much.

How to Avoid Getting Scammed With a Reverse Mortgage

Reverse mortgages don't have the best reputation, but when entered into wisely, an HECM can offer seniors strapped for cash real help.

4 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Win the Lotto

The lucky ducks who win the lotto — or any kind of windfall, really — also win a whole new set of headaches.

7 Money Moves to Make as Soon as You Conquer Debt

Congratulations, you're out of the red! Now it's time to start making your money work hard for you, too.

Ask the Readers: Where Would You Like to Retire?

Tell us where you would like to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

8 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Get a Promotion

A promotion isn't an invitation to launch a spending spree. Make these smart, responsible money moves instead.

7 Money Moves to Make as Soon as the Kids Move Out

High-five, empty nester! Your chicks have successfully spread their wings. Now it's time to get your finances back on track.