April 6, 2018

Are you guilty of spending money you don’t have to hang out with friends?

Nearly 40% of millennials take on debt to keep up with friends, according to a recent survey. Here's how to cut down on social spending without having to feel like you're missing out.

March 29, 2018

Credit card purchases will no longer require signatures — here’s how to keep your money safe

Credit card transactions may become a little faster on April 1, when brands stop requiring signatures whenever you swipe your card.
March 9, 2018

Dodd-Frank rollback: 5 ways losing the post-crash reforms could affect your bank account and more

The Dodd-Frank partial repeal bill, which rolls back parts of the act, would relax regulations on financial institutions as large American Express and Suntrust.
Feb. 26, 2018

Get richer in 2018 with these 3 credit power moves

Open the best credit card in 2018 and increase cash back and money saved, by playing hardball with credit bureaus like Equifax and bargaining with card companies for better rates, points and rewards.
Feb. 2, 2018

This is how to save for the future — and how much money you really need

A rich retirement requires the subtle art of investing in your future self, no matter whether you're busy, in debt, an overachiever or all of the above. Here's how to save enough money.
Jan. 25, 2018

How a perfect credit score can improve your life — and the only 3 things you need to know to get it

Your big dreams — like snagging your ideal job, home, car or apartment — depend on your credit score and history. Knowing three low-stress principles can help you build perfect credit from scratch.

Jan. 19, 2018

Need $1,000 right now? You’re not alone: Here’s why — and how to get it.

Wondering how to save or make money fast? If you're short $1,000 for credit card bills or an emergency fund, take action today. This is how to rustle up some quick cash — and actually hold on to it.
Jan. 18, 2018

The best US airline frequent flyer program — plus even smarter ways to save money on cheap flights

Cheap flights, free Wi-Fi, priority boarding and more perks draw people to these top frequent flyer programs. But are they actually worth it? Here are the trade-offs to know — and how to really save.
Jan. 15, 2018

5 easy moves to plan the perfect wedding — without going broke

Wedding dresses, venues, cake, invitations, band and more planning questions stressing you out? Never fear: These 5 easy steps will get you through the process — so your perfect day stays on budget.
Dec. 13, 2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates. Here’s what that means for you.

The Federal Reserve just voted to hike interest rates. Here is how Wednesday's Fed decision affects job hunters, savers, borrowers and the economy.
Dec. 8, 2017

Make money and get it faster: Instant pay apps give you quick access to wages — but there’s a catch

Goodbye, payday loans! New apps give you faster access to your earnings — but be warned that they could end up hurting you, if you're not careful.

Dec. 5, 2017

Credit card payment pain? Pros and cons of store cards from Walmart, Amazon, Costco, TJX and more

What is the best store credit card? Are they good value? What to know on the Amazon Prime card, as well as those from Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy's, TJ Maxx, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot and JCPenney.
Dec. 1, 2017

New credit card? To avoid payment drama, make this one crucial move when you open an account.

Watch out for this sneaky fine print that limits your consumer rights.
Oct. 25, 2017

Is the Uber credit card a good deal? Here are the key pros and cons.

How does the new Uber credit card with Visa and Barclays compare to the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Platinum AmEx card? Here are the major pros and cons.
Oct. 13, 2017

3 key financial tasks to get done by the end of 2017 — and leave you richer in the new year

Want to get richer and save more money by 2018? Make just a few smart moves with your cash by the end of 2017.
Oct. 4, 2017

Equifax, Yahoo and other hacks: How to protect your money and your identity online

Don't make it easy for hackers to gain access to your financial accounts or sensitive personal information.

Sept. 28, 2017

Equifax credit freeze checked off your list yet? How many Americans protected themselves post-breach

What should you do about the Equifax hack? Very few consumers seem to be taking the recommended steps.
Sept. 27, 2017

Best credit cards 2017: 10 top picks for students, travel, rewards, balance transfers and bad credit

Looking for a new credit card in 2017? Here's how to choose the perfect plastic, whether you want travel rewards, need a good balance transfer option or are a student heading back to school.
Sept. 20, 2017

What does the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet announcement mean for you? 3 key Fed meeting takeaways

What is the Fed? What is a balance sheet — and why should you care? If you're confused about the latest Federal Reserve announcement, here's what to focus on.
Sept. 6, 2017

What’s the best credit card? How to pick one that will boost your credit score and earn you rewards

If credit cards scare you, you're not alone. Here's how to overcome your fears and make the best choice.
Aug. 30, 2017

Want to save money and grow richer? This is the best way to rank financial priorities.

Should you pay off credit cards or student debt first? How much should you save for retirement? These rules of thumb will keep you on track.

Aug. 29, 2017

Why shared credit cards can trap victims of domestic abuse

Those combining finances with a partner need to understand the difference between joint credit card accounts and those with authorized users.
Aug. 22, 2017

Credit card fees are out of control for many Americans: Here’s how to avoid getting ripped off

Credit cards for the 16 million people in the U.S. with bad credit are laden with extra fees — but there's a way to avoid them.
Aug. 18, 2017

Raise your credit score fast with this easy, 5-step checklist

Pro tips for making your credit score shine — no matter how low it is now.
Aug. 1, 2017

Credit card bill: Do I pay “minimum due,” “current balance” or “balance on last statement”?

Credit card statements can be confusing. Here's the difference between two key numbers.
June 14, 2017

Travel for Cheap: A beginner’s guide to maximizing travel points and miles for your next vacation

Follow these tips for a five-star trip on an Airbnb budget.

June 13, 2017

This one big vacation mistake could haunt you long after summer ends

How will you avoid debt, save money and travel-hack your way to an affordable summer vacation? Don't make this error.
June 1, 2017

Is your rewards credit card worth it? How much you have to spend on travel and more to break even.

Best rewards credit card for you not so obvious? From the Chase Sapphire Reserve to the CapitalOne Venture, here's how to choose the plastic that will pay you back most.
May 17, 2017

What's the best credit card for you? 5 questions to ask before choosing a card

Knowing the right questions to ask will help ensure you get the best deal on your next credit card.
May 4, 2017

These are the only 7 things you need to have in your wallet at any time

What should you always (and never) include in your wallet?