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.

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

10 Things You Should Never Buy New

Some things really are better the second time around. In fact, many used items can be every bit as good as those purchased new. Plus, buying used is almost guaranteed to save you cash. Without further ado, here’s our top 10 list of things you should never buy new: 1. Cars This had to be… Read More

6 Banks With No Overdraft Fees

6 Banks With No Overdraft Fees

6 Banks With No Overdraft Fees

Spending money you don’t have gets expensive fast. Whether it’s racking up balances (and interest) on credit cards, missing card payments because you can’t afford them or overdrafting your checking account, even one-time slip-ups can seriously strain your finances. It’s true that spending too much on your credit cards can hurt your credit, but relying… Read More

Why You Should Take a Road Trip This Summer

Why You Should Take a Road Trip This Summer

Why You Should Take a Road Trip This Summer

Time to break out the old nationwide atlas road map — it’s going to be a great summer for road trips, thanks to low gas prices. You might want to splurge on an app or GPS with up-to-date traffic information, too, because lots of other families will have the same idea. Gas prices are about… Read More

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

The Slacker’s Guide to Saving for Retirement

Now more than ever, our lives are filled with competing obligations. Every day we divide our time between work, caring for our families and friends, volunteering, improving our educations, running errands and working out — among many other things. It can be exhausting! At the end of the day, most of us just want to… Read More

The 7 Biggest Threats to Your Retirement

The 7 Biggest Threats to Your Retirement

The 7 Biggest Threats to Your Retirement

Saving for retirement can be intimidating and confusing. This leads many people to avoid thinking about it altogether and just hiding their heads in the sand. However, the ostrich approach won’t make it any easier to reach retirement with a comfortable savings. In fact, avoidance is only one threat to your future financial security. Check… Read More

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

How to Get Ready for a Baby & All the Costs That Come With It

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now that a baby is on its way, you need to prepare financially for its arrival. If figuring out how to make things work financially with another mouth to feed makes you more nauseous than morning sickness, then this article can help you prioritize the things you need to do to ensure… Read More

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

12 Tips to Stop Wasting Money on Food

Many of us might as well be grinding up dollar bills in our garbage disposals or tossing change in the trash, considering all the money we waste by not eating all the food we buy. Food waste translates into an estimated $1,350 to $2,275 in annual losses for a family of four, says the National… Read More

How One Family Saved $4,800 on Food in a Year

How One Family Saved $4,800 on Food in a Year

How One Family Saved $4,800 on Food in a Year

What would you do with an extra $50 to $250 a month? Pay off credit card debt? Build an emergency savings fund? Take a much-needed vacation? There’s a good chance you are throwing away that much money month after month, and if you stop, you’ll be able to put it to better use. You just need… Read More

How to Actually Make Experts’ Money Advice Work for You

How to Actually Make Experts’ Money Advice Work for You

How to Actually Make Experts’ Money Advice Work for You

Personal finance is rarely a required subject in high school and college, leaving many on their own to figure out money management. When you research online, you are often bombarded with many different opinions on the topic. Asking experts can often leave you lost in the financial jargon. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed… Read More

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