Personal Finance

Our team of experts is here to help provide unbiased, common-sense personal finance advice & insights. Get money management tips & ideas, learn how to improve your budgeting and receive guidance on how to save & invest your money to drive greater returns. These are just some of the personal finance topics our experts address.

Widows Pay More for Car Insurance Than Married Women, Study Finds

Widows Pay More for Car Insurance Than Married Women, Study Finds

Widows Pay More for Car Insurance Than Married Women, Study Finds

It’s not like anyone would get married to save money on car insurance — especially when you consider how expensive weddings can be — but insurance premiums are almost always higher for single, separated or divorced drivers than premiums for married drivers, according to a study by the Consumer Federation of America. The difference is… Read More

Married & Moving? What It Could Mean for Your Money

Married & Moving? What It Could Mean for Your Money

Married & Moving? What It Could Mean for Your Money

So Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are splitting up. It’s a sad story (hey, I like Ben and Jen both), but there’s an interesting lesson for all of us in this news: That they agreed to divide their assets amicably (or so we are told) and mediate their divorce. This type of adult behavior is… Read More

I’m a Millennial. Here Are 5 Money Tips I’ll Actually Use

I’m a Millennial. Here Are 5 Money Tips I’ll Actually Use

I’m a Millennial. Here Are 5 Money Tips I’ll Actually Use

As a millennial, I’ve never felt like the majority of financial advice circulating in articles and books speaks to me. I find it’s often written by people coming from an entirely different generation. They graduated with student loans that were much lower than those people in my generation are struggling with and bought cars and… Read More

Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

Question: Help! Verizon lost the cable boxes and remotes I returned to it via UPS after I moved out of my apartment. Now it’s trying to stick me with a $2,000 bill, even though UPS tracking showed it had been delivered, and even though the Verizon representative I spoke to agreed and updated my account… Read More

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

In retirement, taking it easy is becoming a lot harder to do. Take, for example, the most disconcerting finding of Allianz Life Insurance Company’s recently published Generations Apart Study. Nearly half of the 2,000 baby boomers (ages 49 to 67) and Generation Xers (ages 35 to 48) who were surveyed now regard credit cards as… Read More

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

Making new purchases can make us feel good — but our wallets may feel differently. Luckily, there are bargain options to help satisfy your mind and your wallet simultaneously. Thrift stores are the most glamorous shopping venues, but you might be surprised at what you find. If you need some convincing, check out the multitude of reasons… Read More

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

If you think the words budget and fun don’t belong in the same sentence, you may be looking at budgeting all wrong. Sure, living on a budget isn’t as fun as going to an all-inclusive resort for a week wearing your new pair of shoes, but it doesn’t have to be drudgery either. In fact,… Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

5 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Sweat stains? Fading colors? Pilling? Missing buttons? We have all been there with our clothes, and it can be seriously frustrating. The average American spends roughly 4% of their household income on clothing every year — that can add up significantly when you’re on a tight budget. We’ve probably all heard that buying used at thrift… Read More

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

8 Tips for a Financially Sane Vacation

Have you taken your summer vacation yet? Or has your vacation taken you? Some people travel on autopilot. You cart the kids off to Disneyland because you’re supposed to? Or, you fly to Europe because everyone says you should see Paris before you die. But what do you want? “Most of us don’t take the time to think about what would… Read More

How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

How to Automate Your Way to Wealth

Checking different bank accounts, tracking when bills are due and keeping tabs on your budget and savings goals? Managing your finances can take up a lot of time – and let’s face it, isn’t the most fun use for it. No matter how busy you are, it is important to stay on top of your… Read More

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