Articles on Personal Finance

Are You Withholding the Right Amount of Taxes from Your Paycheck?

Does tax time leave you with a huge refund or a huge bill? Your withholding is off. Here's how to fix it.

4 Things Teens Can Do Now to Prepare for Financial Independence

As your teen gets ready to take on the world, help them get a leg up on financial independence.

6 Ways to Get Financially Fit for Homebuying Season

Ready to take the plunge on your dream home? Before you hit the housing market, do a little financial fine-tuning of your own.

How to Spring-Clean Your Debt

Spring is in the air! Time to make your debt repayment plan bloom.

This Is Why Your Credit Limit Was Lowered

Your credit limit is not a fixed number. If it went down, here's why.

What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

Divorce doesn't only involve the distribution of assets; it involves the distribution of debts, too. Here's what to expect when you untie the knot.

5 Home Renovations That Will Attract Pet Owners

If you're planning on selling your home, consider some pet friendly upgrades. Buyers with fur babies will notice -- and might get off the fence about making an offer.

It's Your Last Chance to Claim These 8 Tax Deductions

Tax Day 2018 is a big one; this will be your last chance to claim these major tax deductions.

6 Things to Consider Before Making a Big Purchase for Rewards Points

Paying for a home renovation with a rewards card could earn you a free vacation -- or lots of cash back. Be sure you understand the pitfalls before you dust off your card.

5 Surefire Ways to Maintain a Good Credit Score in Retirement

You relied on good credit to see you through to retirement — don't put those good financial habits aside just yet!

5 Financial Risks Worth Taking

It can be hard to put our money "at risk." It can be even riskier not to.

8 Ways Retirees Can Spring Clean Their Finances

You're retired, but that doesn't mean your finances are. Take some time this spring to spruce up your money.

The Biggest Ways You're Wasting Money at the Pump

Unless your car really, really needs it, you're better off skipping premium. Find out other ways you can save at the pump.

How to Choose the Best Primary Care Physician

Choosing a primary care physician is one of the most important decisions you can make for your health. Here's how to make the best choice.

Re-Age Your Credit Card Debt to Protect Your Credit Score

Re-aging your credit can be good or bad depending on the circumstances. Learn when you want your credit re-aged and how to make it happen.

How to Manage Money When You Hate Thinking About It

If the thought of managing your green has you seeing red, take heart; it doesn't have to be complicated!

The High Cost of Planning for the End of the World

Prepping for the end of the world covers all the bases — except for how much it'll cost you while the world still turns.

2-Minute Guide: How to Use Balance Transfers to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Balance transfers can help you out of debt in a hurry. Here's how to use them to clear that credit card debt.

How to Research a Home's Location Before You Buy

Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

5 Ways to Safeguard Your Financial Future With Just $200

You don't need a lot of dough to safeguard your financial future. A couple hundred bucks is a good start.