Stories That Pay Off: Help! I drained my savings and am spiraling into panic.

One reader writes in for advice on what to do when you've just depleted your savings account on a big purchase.

Stories That Pay Off: The Mega Millions jackpot is now over $1 billion

Big lottery, how to go on a honeymoon for free and more money news to put on your radar.

What’s the current state of Bill Cosby’s finances?

He was one the highest-paid entertainers in the world. Take a look at how he amassed his fortune, and what is left now.

It’s been 10 years since the 2008 financial crisis — but I’ll never trust a bank again

I'll truly never get over my horror at what happened in 2008. Statistics show other millennials feel the same.

Love and Money: What happens to student loan debt when you get married?

Student loans are frustrating as is, but when another person comes into the picture, things can get more complicated.

How much is your credit card balance costing you? How to find out — and negotiate a better rate

Nearly a third of credit card consumers now swipe purely for the points — and aren't paying attention to the all-important APR.

How to book an entire vacation with cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is so widely accepted that you can now plan a whole trip with it. But should you?

GOP tax bill helped balloon the deficit by $1.6 trillion, CBO finds

The findings run counter to promises that the GOP tax bill would pay for itself.

Fed interest rate hike: Who should care — and 5 more answers on how higher rates affect your money

The Federal Reserve just made it harder to find the best mortgage and credit card rates — but getting a higher-paying savings account should be easier if you know where to look.

5 student loan myths — about forgiveness, repayment, interest and more — that everyone should know

Student loan payment and interest rate confusions abound. Don't fall for these misunderstandings about debt, forgiveness, federal versus private loans and servicers like Navient, Nelnet and OSLA.

Student loans: From repayment to forgiveness to consolidation, your 5 biggest questions — answered

Student loan questions? From FAFSA stress to pros and cons of refinancing student debt to questions on consolidation, forgiveness and interest payments, we’ve got answers.

Best schools for high pay and low debt: These 7 colleges give you the most bang for your buck

What best colleges let you graduate with low student debt and a high starting salary? Move over MIT: These schools are a great bang for your buck, with a high return on your educational investment.

Want to grow the US economy? Cancel student debt, new report shows

A new report finds that the U.S. could grow the economy by cancelling all student debt in the country for less cost than the GOP tax bill.

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.

Tax returns 2018: Here are the best and the worst places to live for getting a tax refund

2018 tax refund checks vary from state to state — but getting a smaller payout might actually be a good thing.

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.

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.

Student loan stress? Don’t worry about the size of your debt: Focus on this number instead.

Student loan defaults may be happening far more often than we previously thought, a new report finds. Here is why that's scary, and how you can protect yourself.

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.

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.

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.

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How to leverage your credit card to improve your credit

Build (or rebuild) your credit portfolio with one simple tool.

How high does your credit score really need to be?

7 ways good credit can make you richer.

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.

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.

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.

7 economic justice groups working to close the wealth gap

From fighting to raise the minimum wage to empowering debtors to dispute their student loans, these groups are leading the charge for economic justice.

Student loans: Answers to your 9 biggest questions about college debt

Here's what you need to know about paying off your college debt — or applying for more loans to go to graduate school.

Follow these 21 Twitter accounts to get smarter about money, and learn secrets to wealth and success

Want to earn and save more money, launch a successful business or just learn new financial hacks? These Twitter handles will inspire you.