Personal Finance

Losing Your Nest Egg Could Kill You: Here's How to Prevent It

They say if you don't have money, "At least you have your health." New research shows that you can't have one without the other.

5 Money Accomplishments You Should Be Proud Of

Don't beat yourself up over the financial challenges ahead. Be proud of what you've already accomplished.

9 Ways Work-At-Home Seniors Can Master Work-Life Balance

Working in retirement is all about keeping balance. Working from home is a great way to do that.

How to Get Your First Credit Card and Build Credit

You're officially an adult and now you have your own credit card! Here's how to build credit the right way.

7 Life Choices That Are Actually Financial Decisions

You might think that many of life's biggest decisions come down to emotion. But they really come down to money.

6 Reasons You're Still Struggling to Pay Bills

You're making decent money and not obviously wasting it. So why are you still on thin ice by bill-paying day?

5 Money Moves to Make Even If You Don't Plan to Buy a House

Getting a mortgage isn't the only reason to keep your finances in tiptop shape. You should make these money moves even if you plan to rent forever.

7 Retirement Splurges That Are Worth Every Penny

These expenses in retirement are worth the cost and will make your golden years more enjoyable. Go ahead, you deserve it!

4 Ways Couples Can Tackle Money Goals Together

If you really want to win at marriage, you need to make "money goals" your new "relationship goals."

Best Money Tips: 10 Steps to Financial Freedom After College

Today we found articles on the steps to financial freedom after college, little changes that will make you happier, and a look at how much you should spend on a house.

6 Ways to Celebrate a Raise Without Spending It All

When you get a raise, it's tempting to go all out and celebrate. You can still do that — without spending all your new hard-earned dollars.

Here's What It Means to Be Vested in Your 401(k)

The money you put in a 401(k) is always yours. You may have to wait a little longer, however, before you pocket your employer's contributions.

10 Signs You're No Longer a Personal Finance Rookie

Are you still trying to get ahead of the personal finance game? Well, you may be doing a whole lot better than you think.

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When You Enroll in Medicare

It's easy to make mistakes when signing up for Medicare. Here's how you can avoid the big ones.

Best Money Tips: Big Decisions You Must Get Right to Get Rich

Today we found articles on big money decisions you have to get right to get rich, practical ways to simplify meals, and environmentally friendly products that also save you money.

7 Times You Don't Have to Give Your Social Security Number

A lot of people may ask for your Social Security number, but not all of them are entitled to it.

Why You Should Call Your Mortgage Lender Every Year

When was the last time you gave your mortgage lender a ring? If it's been a few years, you could be throwing money out the window.

Best Money Tips: How to Take a Mini-Retirement

Today we found articles on how to take a mini-retirement, thrift store treasures you shouldn’t pass up, and reasons why you shouldn’t focus on monthly payments.

10 Ways to Spot a Motivated Seller

The housing market is currently red-hot, but that doesn't mean you can't strike a deal. Keep your eyes peeled for signs a seller really wants to sell.

5 Money Goals You Can Achieve This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for backyard barbecues, soaking in the sun, and conquering your money goals.

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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.

5 Ways to Embrace Having to Work in Retirement

Retirement isn't always a permanent send-off from the working world. If you have to return to the daily grind, there are actually some pluses.