Articles on Personal Finance

5 Money Moves to Make Before Adopting a Dog

A dog's wagging tail can brighten the darkest day. Just be sure to get your money ready for your new best friend.

5 Ways to Build Retirement Stability in Your 50s

Your 50s are no time to slow down your financial progress. These critical money moves could save your retirement.

9 Smart Financial Gifts to Give New Grads Besides Cash

New grads love cash, but these other money-oriented gifts can really help propel them into adulthood.

Use These 8 Credit Card Perks to Save Big and Have More Fun on Your Summer Vacation

Looking for a way to simplify your summer vacation plans? Look no further than your credit card.

Best Money Tips: How to Jumpstart Your Emergency Fund This Month

Today we found articles on ways to jump-start your emergency fund, surprising uses for Fels Naptha soap, and important steps to take if you’re fired.

4 Smart Things You Should Do With Your First Real Paycheck

Your first real paycheck is cause for celebration — and cause for some smart money moves.

5 Money Moves to Make When It's Too Hot to Go Outside

Too hot to do anything productive? Think again! Give some of these summer money moves a try.

9 Things to Consider Before Retiring to a Tiny Home or RV

If your retirement dream home is tiny — or on wheels — you may want to make these considerations before taking the plunge.

9 Modern Home Improvements That Add Thousands to Your Listing

Could your home use a little TLC? These modern makeovers will add serious resale bang to your buck.

3 Unexpected Hurdles You Might Encounter When Applying for Social Security Benefits

Social Security is not always a well-oiled machine. Don't get hung up on these snags when applying for benefits.

Should You Treat Your Social Security Benefits Like a Bond?

A lot of things can impact your retirement investment strategy. Should your future Social Security benefits be one of them?

How to Become a Minimalist With Your Money

Money management have your head in a whirl? Try the minimalist approach instead.

Why It Pays to Wait Before Applying for a New Rewards Card

Before a sweet perk convinces you to apply for another rewards credit card, you might want to wait for some even better ones.

Should You Go on Vacation While You're in Debt?

Vacation is usually the first thing to go when tackling debt. But it doesn't have to be.

How to Manage Your Money When You're Too Busy to Think About It

Money management is always doable — even when life is busy.

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.