The Penalty-Free Way to Withdraw Retirement Money Early

For most retirement plans the penalty for early withdrawal can be hefty. Here's a surprising, if complex, alternative.

The Real Cost of Moving to Canada (If That's Your Post-Election Plan)

The divisive '16 election has folks eyeing our neighbor to the north. Seriously. But what would it cost to "flee" to Canada?

9 Costly Mistakes DIY Investors Make

Anyone can handle their own investments with the proper research. Anyone can also make these common DIY investor mistakes.

9 Smart Money Moves to Make Before the Holiday Season Begins

Holiday prep is more than just making a list and checking it twice. Get your finances in festive order, too!

8 Times Cash Is Not King

Cash is super if you're 12 years old and want to go to the movies. But for the rest of us, the less cash, the better.

4 Ways Women Can Avoid Paying the "Pink Tax"

Women are fighting for equal pay, but they also have to deal with unequal pricing for certain products. Here's how to become a smarter shopper to avoid the "pink tax."

6 Simple Financial Upgrades You Can Make During Breakfast

Now you have another reason never to skip breakfast — it's the perfect time to do a little personal finance.

How I Saved Enough for a Down Payment While Working in China

You don't have to give up lifetime financial goals to live the life of an expat. Take your frugal living skills along for the journey, and save big.

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

Those nearing retirement are often advised to downsize — often to another, cheaper state. That's smart, as long as you avoid these 10 states.

Here's How the Election Could Impact Your Wallet

It's Trump versus Clinton. Find out how the presidential shakedown will affect you where it truly hurts — your wallet.

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.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Freelancers Make

What could be better than being your own boss and setting your own schedule? Nothing, really, if you avoid deep pitfalls like these!

Does Your Kid Need an IRA?

Ready to give your child a mega financial jumpstart? Consider opening them a Roth IRA.

9 Financial Moves You Will Always Regret

Life is best lived with no regrets. But if you make these money moves, you’re sure to have a few.

5 Things You Should Never Buy With Your Credit Card

Put that plastic away! For these six expenses, you’re better off leaving your credit card in your wallet.

8 Surprising Ways Cheap Oil Impacts Your Wallet

The price of oil keeps on dropping — and that's good, right? Mostly, but there are some negatives, too, even if you don't work in the oil patch.

4 Ways Being a Nomad Saves You Money

Life on the road has many upsides, but you might be surprised to learn that not having an address can save you money.

Best Money Tips: Get Ahead on Next Year's Taxes

Today we found ways to get ahead on next year’s taxes, job hunting tips for moms who want to work from home, and amazing ways to use balloons.

12 Financial Moves to Make When a Loved One Dies

Putting off money matters is common even in the best of times. But in the weeks following the death of a loved one, these money decisions can't wait.

6 Ways the Sandwich Generation Can Get Ahead

The Sandwich Generation — those stuck caring for growing kids and aging parents — face big financial challenges. Learn how to survive the squeeze.