Articles on Personal Finance

5 Ways to Make the Holidays More Affordable — Without Taking Out a Holiday Loan

Before you apply for a personal loan to cover your holiday spending, consider these alternatives.

How to Protect Your Finances in Case of a Recession

When the next recession hits, you want to be prepared. Is your money ready?

6 Steps to Avoiding Credit Card Debt Over the Holidays

Follow these six steps and your holiday season will be credit card debt-free.

All the Ways You Can Score More Points and Miles This Holiday Season

While you're busy holiday shopping and preparing for trips to see the family, why not earn tons of points and miles in the process?

How Travel Rewards Cards Can Help You Score Luxury Travel Perks

Sure, travel rewards cards can help you see the world for free, but use your points right and you can do it in extreme comfort and luxury, too.

Why You Should Buy Travel Insurance — Even if Your Credit Card Offers It For Free

So your credit card offers free travel insurance? Here's why you should still pay for it anyway.

6 Signs You Should Refinance Your Student Loans With a Private Lender

Is it time to refinance your student loans with a private lender? Here are six signs it might be.

How to Stretch Your Airline Miles With Dynamic Award Pricing

Dynamic award pricing is here to stay, but there are still plenty of ways to get the most out of your airline miles.

Your Payment History Has a Huge Impact on Your Credit Score – Here's How to Improve It

Don't let your payment history destroy your credit score. Automate your bills and watch your score soar.

The 4 Worst Kinds of Debt to Have in 2019

Debt can be a necessary evil when it comes to building credit, but in 2019, these are the worst kinds of debt to carry.

How Recent Grads Should Prepare for Student Loan Payments

Now that college is over, it's time to start paying those student loans. Here's how to budget for those payments without feeling too overwhelmed.

Ask the Readers: Who Do You Go to For Money Advice?

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Ask the Readers: What Financial Topic Do You Want to Learn More About?

Tell us what financial topic you want to learn more about and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Do You Need Wedding Insurance?

You hope your wedding day goes off without a hitch, but some things you just can't control, so you might want to consider wedding insurance.

Ask the Readers: Are You On Track for Retirement?

Tell us whether you're on track for retirement and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

5 Personal Loan Fees You Should Never, Ever Pay

The whole point of getting a loan is to avoid the high interest rates and added fees of a credit card. So make sure you're avoiding all of that with personal loans, too.

How to Maximize Rewards Through Credit Card Shopping Portals

Credit card shopping portals help you earn more points and miles for every dollar you spend. And they're incredibly easy to use!

5 Ways Credit Card Rewards Can Cost You Money

Credit card rewards are great when you're rolling in cash back and other major discounts, but beware of the times when they can actually cost you.

How to Pick a Travel Insurance Policy

Travel insurance can be worth the cost, as long as you pick the right one from a company you trust. Here's how to do that.

Everything You Need to Know About Airline Dining Rewards Programs

Wait, you can rack up airline miles by eating out at your favorite restaurants? Yes, it's true!