Articles on Personal Finance

5 Money Moves to Make Before You Move in Together

Before you get too starry-eyed, there are some major money moves you and your SO need to make before moving in together.

How to Talk to Mom and Dad About Their Money

Give Dad and Mom the gift of knowing you're ready to help them weather whatever life throws their way.

Best Money Tips: How to Handle Surprise Medical Bills

Today we found articles on how to handle surprise medical bills, tips for saving money at the farmers market, and jobs that will satisfy your wanderlust.

5 Money Moves to Make Before Applying For a Credit Card

If you're feeling the urge to apply for a shiny new credit card, not so fast! Make sure these money moves get checked off first.

9 Financial Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor's Office

If you keep making these money mistakes at the doctor's office, your wallet will really start feeling the pain.

How to Agree on the Perfect Home With Your Spouse

If your dream home is your spouse's worst nightmare, you'll need to find some middle ground before you're move-in ready.

5 Obstacles You Can Expect on Your Journey to Financial Freedom

The road to financial freedom is paved with good intentions — and there are a few potholes along the way, too.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Larger Home

When home gets a little cramped, bigger digs may be in order. Here's what you should consider before upsizing.

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Invested $500 in FAANG 6 Years Ago

So you missed the boat on Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google? Here's how much it cost you.

6 Ways New College Grads Can Build Credit

Entering the real world involves making big financial choices, and those choices will be easier once you start building credit.

5 Things That Could Wreck an Early Retirement

Those chasing early retirement with aggressive saving and frugal lifestyles should also prepare for unexpected costs, post retirement.

Why Your IRA Shouldn't Double as an Education Savings Plan

Your IRA may have the option to help pay for college, but that doesn't mean it should be your go-to education savings plan.

You're Denied a Credit Card Due to Too Many Hard Inquiries. Now What?

Hard inquiries ruining your rewards game? When you can't get approved for new cards, these strategies can help you make the most of what you've got.

How New Grads Can Protect Their Credit

As a new grad, you have a lot on your financial plate. Nothing is more important than protecting your credit.

How a New Marriage Can Survive Student Loan Debt

Wedding bells may be ushering in more than new nuptials. If you or your spouse has student loans, there are a few key things to consider.

Is It Smart to Pay College Tuition With a Credit Card?

Putting your college tuition on plastic is certainly an option; but should you do it?

How to Build an Emergency Fund By the End of Summer

While you're busy soaking up some rays this summer, find a few easy ways for your emergency fund to soak up some savings!

6 Common Homebuying Myths, Debunked

The first step toward easing your homebuying jitters is to stop faking yourself out with these falsehoods.

7 Little White Lies That Can Save You Money

Sometimes it's OK to fudge the truth in the name of saving money.

How to Respond to House-Shaming

Everyone you know says you should buy instead of rent. Here's how to tell those house-shamers to pound sand.