Stories That Pay Off: What to do when everyone wants your professional advice — for free

Setting boundaries with your friends and family is much easier said than done.

This week in food and travel: When booking a one-way airplane ticket could save you money

Also: One solo traveler reflects on her mistakes, why young people may be in denial about food waste and how PETA changed the packaging of an iconic snack food.

HelloFresh’s newest feature could cut your lunch costs in half

The meal kit company wants to help fight the sad desk lunch phenomenon.

Why being good at money isn’t always the best trait to seek out in a partner

A new study shows the hidden consequences of having just one person in a relationship deal with all the financial issues.

Digit’s new feature can help you pay off your credit card balance — but is it worth the monthly fee?

Digit, which tracks your spending to help you save money, is rolling out a new product to help customers pay off their credit cards.

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.

Same-sex marriage tax breaks: Are married LGBTQ couples leaving money on the table?

Filing taxes is confusing for everyone, but there are extra headaches for LGTBQ couples. Here's how to find out if you might be owed more money back.

How to get money back from Yahoo and Equifax — plus more news on scandals, scams and your cash

Here’s everything you need to know about Wells Fargo, Equifax, Yahoo, cryptocurrency initial coin offerings, class-action lawsuits and more financial news of the week affecting your money.

Where is my tax refund? How to track federal or state return status and best use your 2018 IRS check

Tax refund tips for 2018, like where your check is, how to contact the IRS if you filed your return by the deadline and your refund is late and the best, smartest ways to spend or invest your cash.

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.

Dow Jones today: Why the stock market had a mini-freakout about the inflation rate — then recovered

The Dow Jones industrial average opened lower today on news the consumer price index climbed more than expected. Why is that — and why is the market so volatile right now? Here's what to know.

LL Bean return policy ends lifetime guarantee — but these 9 stores still offer unlimited returns

LL Bean boots from yesteryear showing their age? Alas, abuse of the Bean's generous unlimited return policy may have triggered its end. Luckily other retailers still allow returns on anything anytime.

How long does it take to buy a house? Here’s how much time and money you need to become a homeowner.

How many dollars and years do you really need to buy a home? Here's what to expect, depending what you want and can truly afford.

Stock market explained: Why the Dow and S&P are acting wild in 2018 — and what you can do about it

Why did the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 crash — and will a rebound last? Here's what experts suggest just happened, and three steps you can take to protect your money.

Amazon or Walmart? This store is cheapest for almost all of your purchases, a new study finds.

As Amazon creeps into the health care space, a new study suggests competitors like Walmart actually have a price advantage for most consumers.

Career advice: Why 2018 is your year to get a raise — or a new job

Ready to make more money this year? Here is why the wind is at your back, and how you can negotiate the highest pay bump possible — or find a new job opening.

12 apps to save money and get fast refunds you didn’t even know about

Retailer owe you money? Chasing down that refund might be too much of a pain to be worth your time — unless you have one of these apps.

Ready to switch bank accounts? The 15 worst banks for consumer complaints — and how to find a gem.

If you use Bank of America or TCF National Bank — or are just generally unhappy with your checking or savings account — see this ranking of CFPB consumer complaints, plus a guide to switching banks.

18 simple ways to be better in 2018

Is this the year you'll make money and lose weight, or are you searching for something deeper? Let these resolutions guide you to a happier, healthier 2018.

On sale after Christmas: These are the 5 best deals in December if you’re shopping before New Year’s

Forget Boxing Day: Save money by buying everything on sale year-round. Here are the best deals and discounts — from Amazon to Target and beyond — that you can find in late December.

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.

Thanksgiving 2017: How to host dinner for under $50 with tasty side dishes, desserts and free turkey

Thanksgiving Day meal ideas eluding you? These 2017 side dishes, appetizers, desserts and turkey tricks save you money despite tasting delicious: Here's how to host on a budget in 10 easy steps.

Black Friday 2017: Top deals at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy & more, plus coupons & store hours

Your ultimate guide to the very best Black Friday discounts — at Kohl's, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others — plus coupons, 2017 store hours and info on freebies (hello, free coffee)!

Want to get paid to vacation? You can earn $60,000 for six months of fun in Cancun — here’s how.

Get paid $10,000 a month to live your best life? A Mexico tourism website is offering five-figure monthly pay — and you don't even need to speak Spanish. Here's the contest deadline and more!

Want more money and job opportunities? These 3 simple questions could help you be more successful.

Do you love risk? Are you a spender or a saver? These are some of the questions you need to be able to answer in order to be more successful.

Trump tax reform 2017: Will the plan affect you? 5 things to know about tax cuts & the middle class

U.S. tax reform is now on the table in 2017. How might the details of President Donald Trump's tax cut proposal affect the middle class? Here's what to know about the expected bill.

The 9 best things to buy right now

Saving money while shopping isn’t hard, at least if you know a few tricks. Here’s what to buy on sale in November and December — to get the very best deal.

3 money-saving secrets to being frugal — but not cheap

Save money without alienating your friends or coming across as a cheapskate: These simple financial moves will help — even if you are living paycheck to paycheck.

401(k) Contribution Limits 2017-2018: How much should I save? Plus the latest changes on tax reform

Max contributions to your 401(k) can seriously pay off: Here's how much you should have in savings at different life stages — plus whether tax reform changes retirement account limits.