savings

5 Times You Shouldn't Refinance Your Mortgage

Thinking of refinancing your mortgage? Hang on — usually a refinance is the right choice, but not always.

Why Your Personal Savings Rate Matters

Banks and other big financial players measure and track lots of data about their performance. Here's one you should start tracking, too.

4 Foolproof Ways to Protect Your Money From Inflation

Inflation may not be as taxing as it once was, but it still chips away at your money. Here's how to keep more of what's yours, for longer.

4 Surprising Things Lenders Check Besides Your Credit Score

It's no secret your credit score is important. But when it comes to getting a home loan, it's not the only determining factor.

10 Money Moves to Make Before the Leaves Change

With pumpkin spice latte season right around the corner (yes, already!), there's no better time to give your finances a full fall makeover.

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.

8 Ways Everybody Saves During Back-to-School

Back-to-school deals aren't just for students! These seasonal sales can mean big savings for you, too.

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.

The Self-Employed Person's Guide to Getting Credit

Being self-employed is amazing — until you find yourself struggling to get financing. These tips will have lenders loving you.

Where to Turn for Help When You Don't Have an Emergency Fund

If we've told you once, we've told you a thousand times — you need an emergency fund! But if disaster strikes, these last-minute answers can cover a cash crunch.

10 Money Lessons I Learned From Dad

Dads are a great source of knowledge. And when it comes to saving money, they always seem to know to steer us right. Happy Father's Day!

Using Your Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund — Ever a Good Idea?

You know you need an emergency fund, but you just don't have one. When "disaster" strikes, where can you turn for fast cash? Your Roth IRA can help.

How to Retire Rich

You don't want to be just comfortable in retirement. Here's how to retire like a one percenter.

5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Graduate

Congratulations, grad! After you stash your cap and gown, it's time to make these money moves ASAP.

What You Can Buy With $5,000

When you're done fantasizing about what you could spend a cool million on, think about the possibilities of a realistic windfall — like a cool $5K!

The 12-Month Get-Richer Plan

You can achieve a whole lot in 12 short months. Start today and this time next year you'll be a whole lot better off.

How to Do Money Like a Grown-Up

Say goodbye to the messy money matters of your youth. It's time your money sat at the grown-ups table.

10 Places to Stash Your Money Besides a Savings Account

Got some cash to stash? There are far better places to keep your money than the traditional old savings account.

You're Wasting Up to $42,532 by Not Investing Your Gasoline Savings

Use the dollars you're saving at the pump these days to drive your investments rather than your car. It really adds up!

Why "Opportunity" Funds Are the New Emergency Funds

Sometimes the only thing between saving a lot and saving nothing at all is a turn of phrase.