Personal Finance

7 Ways to Tell If That Used Car Used to Be an Uber

Uber and Lyft drivers sell their cars just like the rest of us. Here's how to tell if you're about to buy one.

5 Things to Do Right Now to Boost Your 600 Credit Score

A 600 credit score isn't bad, exactly, but it's not terrific, either. Here's what you can do to improve it.

5 Things a Homebuyer Shouldn't Say to a Seller's Agent

An open house is the perfect time to get the deets on your potential dream home. It's not the time to get chatty with the seller's agent.

The Fine Art of Negotiating With Your Financial Institution

Paying more and getting less in your financial agreements? Learn how to get past the red tape and negotiate with people who can say "yes."

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Move in Together

Before you get too starry-eyed, there are some major money moves you and your SO need to make before moving in together.

How to Talk to Mom and Dad About Their Money

Give Dad and Mom the gift of knowing you're ready to help them weather whatever life throws their way.

Best Money Tips: How to Handle Surprise Medical Bills

Today we found articles on how to handle surprise medical bills, tips for saving money at the farmers market, and jobs that will satisfy your wanderlust.

5 Money Moves to Make Before Applying For a Credit Card

If you're feeling the urge to apply for a shiny new credit card, not so fast! Make sure these money moves get checked off first.

9 Financial Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor's Office

If you keep making these money mistakes at the doctor's office, your wallet will really start feeling the pain.

How to Agree on the Perfect Home With Your Spouse

If your dream home is your spouse's worst nightmare, you'll need to find some middle ground before you're move-in ready.

5 Obstacles You Can Expect on Your Journey to Financial Freedom

The road to financial freedom is paved with good intentions — and there are a few potholes along the way, too.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Larger Home

When home gets a little cramped, bigger digs may be in order. Here's what you should consider before upsizing.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested $500 in FAANG 6 Years Ago

So you missed the boat on Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google? Here's how much it cost you.

6 Ways New College Grads Can Build Credit

Entering the real world involves making big financial choices, and those choices will be easier once you start building credit.

5 Things That Could Wreck an Early Retirement

Those chasing early retirement with aggressive saving and frugal lifestyles should also prepare for unexpected costs, post retirement.

Why Your IRA Shouldn't Double as an Education Savings Plan

Your IRA may have the option to help pay for college, but that doesn't mean it should be your go-to education savings plan.

You're Denied a Credit Card Due to Too Many Hard Inquiries. Now What?

Hard inquiries ruining your rewards game? When you can't get approved for new cards, these strategies can help you make the most of what you've got.

How New Grads Can Protect Their Credit

As a new grad, you have a lot on your financial plate. Nothing is more important than protecting your credit.

How a New Marriage Can Survive Student Loan Debt

Wedding bells may be ushering in more than new nuptials. If you or your spouse has student loans, there are a few key things to consider.

Is It Smart to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card?

Putting your college tuition on plastic is certainly an option; but should you do it?

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How I've Scored Free Travel for 5 Years Straight

I haven't paid for hotels or flights in over five years, and I've traveled all over the world. Here's my secret.

8 Things You Need to Know About Debt Management Plans

Debt management plans can help you work your way out of debt, but they aren't for everyone.

TRIO® Credit Card from Fifth Third Bank: Cash Back at Restaurants and More

The TRIO® Credit Card from Fifth Third Bank awards your everyday purchases and provides other valuable perks that you won’t find with other cards.

How to Do a Reconnaissance Trip Before Retiring Overseas

Thinking of retiring overseas? Do a thorough test trip before you make that big move.

5 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Credit Card Interest

Instead of looking for a 0% APR credit card, here are a few other ways to reduce those monthly interest charges.

6 Ways to Automate Credit Card Payments and Rewards

Make your credit card rewards work for you by automating them, as well as your monthly payments so you never have to pay a late fee.

This Is When It Pays to Stay Loyal to a Rewards Credit Card

Staying loyal to a particular rewards credit card can be risky, but it can also pay off if you know how to play the game. This is how to win.

5 Unforgettable Train Trips Across the U.S.

If you're looking for a unique getaway that you'll never forget, hop on one of these trains and enjoy the view.

6 Steps to Getting a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

Bad credit might get in the way your financial goals, but it doesn't have to keep you from getting approved for a credit card.

Ask the Readers: What Are Your Best Negotiation Tips?

Tell us your best negotiation tips and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

When Airline Miles Aren't Worth the Effort

Frequent flyer programs may be lucrative if you earn enough miles, but they can also be a pain. Learn when they aren't worth your time.

Ask the Readers: Would You Rather Rent or Buy a Home?

Tell us if you would rather rent or buy a home and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Reasons You Can Be Denied for a Credit Card Even With Good Credit

Having good credit makes it easier to get approved for home loans, car loans, and the top travel credit cards. However, a good credit score can only take you so far.

Make These 5 Money Moves Before You Travel Abroad

International travel requires a lot of research and planning beyond how to pack and which excursions to book. This checklist can help you prepare financially for your trip.

What Is a Rewards Credit Card?

You're thinking of applying for a rewards credit card, but what do they offer? Here's everything you need to know.

7 Financial Steps to Take in Your 20s That Will Safeguard Your Future

If you're in your 20s and can make any or all of these money moves, your future will indeed be bright.

More Cash Back for Dining Out with the Capital One® Savor® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Looking for the most rewards for dining out? Make sure you're carrying the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card.

2-Minute Read: What You Need to Know About Cash Advances

Before you request a cash advance through your credit card, scan this quick read so you understand what's involved.

Why the Best Credit Card Rewards Strategy Is a Slow One

When it comes to credit card rewards strategies, follow the lead of the tortoise, and take it slow.

How to Tackle Your Summer Vacation Credit Card Debt

Spent a little too much money while on vacation this summer? We've all been there. Here's how to tackle it, manage it, and then defeat it.