savings

Everything New Parents Need to Know About College Savings

Diapers and formula aren't the only costs to consider when adding to your family. You'd better start thinking about college, too.

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 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.

5 Signs You're Ready to Sell Your House

The housing market is red-hot. But are you truly ready to sell?

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.

8 Myths About Health Savings Accounts — Debunked!

An HSA can be a great way to pay for health care, earn investment income and cut your taxes. Cut through the confusion before you jump in.

15 Smart Things You Can Do With Your Finances, Even if You're Broke

If money is tight, these easy, smart personal finance habits can help turn your financial life around.

6 Reasons Why Financial Planning Isn't Just for the Wealthy

Financial planning doesn't care how much money you make. You still need to do it.

5 Ways Your Money Is Being a Jerk (And How to Fight Back)

Money can be a real jerk. Learn how to fight back when your finances are pushing you around.

Your Small Business Needs an Emergency Fund, Too

Emergency can strike your small business just as it can your personal life. Protect all you've worked for with a business emergency fund.

5 Surefire Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Are you toeing the line of too much debt? These warning signs say so.

10 Ways to Tidy Up Your Finances Before the Holidays

Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's time to get your finances in tiptop shape.

7 Money Moves Every New College Student Should Make

You're in college, and you have a lot to learn. Add these key money moves to your curriculum!

Build a Secure Future Starting With Your Next Paycheck

Don't just dump your next paycheck directly into your checking account. Make these wise money moves instead.

The Pros and Cons of Keeping All Your Accounts in One Bank

Are your money accounts all under one roof, or scattered near and far? There are pros and cons to both banking styles.

4 Retirement "Rules of Thumb" That Actually Work

Take some guesswork out of retirement planning with these four financial rules of thumb. They really do work!

4 Times When Bundling Insurance Doesn't Make Sense

"Bundling" is a buzzworthy term in the insurance world. But, sometimes, you're better off keeping your policies separate.

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

Your Social Security benefits increase with every year you wait to claim them. But sometimes, sooner is better.

The Inventor of the 401K Has Second Thoughts About Your Retirement Plan — Now What?

401K plans aren't perfect — its inventors even say so. But they can still help build your perfect retirement.

Is Pay-As-You-Drive Auto Insurance Worth It?

If you car spends more time in the driveway than on the road, a pay-as-you-go car insurance plan may save you money.