Personal Finance

Do You Need Credit Monitoring to Protect Your Credit?

With data breaches everywhere you turn, credit monitoring seems like a smart thing to get. But do you really need it?

Ask the Readers: What Financial Tools Can't You Live Without?

Tell us about the financial tools you can't live without and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Signs You Aren't Ready for a Credit Card

You really want a credit card. But are you ready for one? These signs say no.

Best Money Tips: Cheap Ways to Keep Your Car Cool in Summer

Today we found articles on cheap ways to keep your car cool in the summer, tips for hosting a guest with dietary restrictions, and ways to make you wedding better for your guests.

This Is the Difference Between a Loan and a Line of Credit

If you need to borrow money, you may wonder how a loan differs from a line of credit. Let's break it down.

How Emergency Medical Coverage Could Save Your Vacation

Travel insurance through a credit card can help protect your trip, but will it protect you if you face pricey medical bills abroad?

8 Money Mistakes at 20 That Will Land You in Debt by 30

We all make mistakes in our 20s — but these money mishaps could lead you straight to your debt-ridden 30s.

Best Money Tips: Non-Financial Retirement Planning

Today we found articles on nonfinancial retirement planning, areas where you may be paying more than you should, and how to choose your first bank.

5 Myths About Money in Retirement

The path to retirement is full of obstacles. Don't let these money myths lead you astray.

5 Personal Finance Tasks That Aren't as Hard as You Think

Personal finance sounds tricky in theory. In practice, it's much easier than you might think.

Best Money Tips: Bad Money Advice You Should Run Far, Far Away From

Today we found articles on bad financial advice you should ignore, how to shop smart at Costco, and easy ways to save money on your energy bills.

7 Things That Affect Your Car Insurance Rates

Is your ride costing you big-time in auto insurance premiums? These surprising factors may be to blame.

When Should You Pay a Credit Card Convenience Fee?

You may need to pay a fee to use a credit card in certain situations. This is when paying a fee to use credit is a good idea, and when it's not.

7 Self-Care Rituals for the Newly Retired

Your Golden Years are finally here! Now that you're done working, make sure you leave enough time in your day for self-care.

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.

This Is How Student Loan Interest Works

Your student loan balance is just one piece of the financial puzzle. You should know how your loan interest works, too.

6 Ways to Boost Your Partner's Bad Credit Without Risking Your Own

You love your partner. Now you just need to get them to love their credit.

Does Your Teenager Really Need a Credit Card?

Does your teenager actually need a credit card? Probably.

Ask the Readers: What Money Lessons Did You Learn From Your Mom?

Tell us about the money lessons you learned from your mom and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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?

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4 Golden Rules of Investing in Retirement

When you've spent your whole life investing for retirement, it can be nerve-wracking to invest during retirement.

How to Get Your Car Ready for Hurricane Season

Prepping for hurricane season? Don't forget your car; it could literally save your life in a storm.

8 Types of People Who Will Never Win at Money

Some folks are naturally good with money. Others? Not so much. Which type are you?

Someone Took Out a Loan in Your Name. Now What?

A fraudulent loan can have dire consequences for your personal finances. Here's how you can fix the problem, stat.

How to Prepare for Unpaid Maternity Leave

Paid maternity leave is not a given. You can still make ends meet to afford and enjoy your time with your new little one.

Best Money Tips: How to Buy a Family Home Without the Stress

Today we found articles on how to buy a home without the stress, how to choose the best sunscreen, and pro cleaning tips and tricks that will save you time.

9 Essential Personal Finance Skills to Teach Your Kid Before They Move Out

Your child is ready to leave the nest. Have you armed them with the right money skills they need to flourish?

Should You Fix Up Your Car, Or Get a New One?

Your trusty old ride has seen better days. But should you pay for a fix-up, or shell out for a new vehicle?

5 Smart Money Moves Your Kids Can Make Over Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is here! Between the ice pops and video games, there are some great opportunities to teach your young ones about money, too.

How to Protect Yourself from a Home Improvement Scam

When you decide to get work done on your home, you have to be careful. There are plenty of people out there looking to rip you off.

Best Money Tips: Tax Secrets of the Rich

Today we found articles on tax secrets of the rich, ways to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle, and household chores you should outsource.

How Bond Prices and Yields Work

Thinking of adding some government bonds to your portfolio? First, let's take a closer look at how they work.

11 Stock Market Oddities — and How to Exploit Them

Investing smart for the long haul is so boring. Here are some quirks that may be worth betting some "fun" money on (but not your retirement!).

Ask the Readers: How Are Your Financial Goals Coming Along?

Tell us about how your financial goals are coming along and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

8 Signs Your House Is Holding You Back

Your house is supposed to help you build net worth. But if it's crushing you financially, it might be time to move on.

Best Money Tips: 10 Countries Where Retirees Can Live Large and Save Big

Today we found articles on the best countries to retire, how to score cheap flights this summer, and cheap and easy dessert recipes.

How One More Year of Work Can Transform Your Retirement

Behind on retirement savings and dreading having to keep on working? Here's some good news: You don't have to work forever.

6 Times You Should Insure Your Side Gig

A side gig is an great way to bring in extra income. But if you're not insuring your little business, you risk losing it all.

Here's How Billionaires Are Preparing for the End of the World

If you're rich enough, you can live out the end of the world in true luxury.

5 Signs You Need to Come Out of Retirement

Retirement doesn't always deliver on the promise of easygoing days of rest and relaxation.