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9 Top Free Sites for Income Investors

Five years ago, Kiplinger’s turned to longtime investment writer and in-house income guru Jeff Kosnett to launch a newsletter designed to steer …

Investing

7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

There are a number of ways to pay down your loans. Here are a few things -- good and bad -- about the process that you might not have known.<p>Sixty …

Personal Finance

10 Ways Federal Reserve Interest Rates Affect You Every Day

According to Mark Koba, a CNBC.com senior editor, the Federal Reserve, “arguably plays the most crucial role in the U.S. economy,” because it ensures …

Dear parents: Teach your kids about money

Author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: "Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time." While America's education system provides lessons on a variety of subjects, not nearly enough time is allocated toward personal …

How to improve credit score where better credit is due

Having trouble paying your bills on time? Millions of Americans are woefully behind on credit card payments, utility or medical bills, even parking tickets and may not understand the devastating effect on late payments or not paying at all can have on their credit. A study released in late July by …

Mortgage Protection Insurance Pros And Cons

You did it! You’re a new homeowner. You scraped together every last nickel for the down payment and signed your name to so many escrow documents that …

Personal Finance

22 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Moving To New York City

New York City is full of great food, beautiful sights, and endless things to do.<p>But it's also a place of inflated prices, tiny apartments, and a less-than-perfect public transportation system.<p>Take our word for it: Moving here is equal parts amazing and terrifying. So for anyone courageous (or …

When Job-Search Expenses Are Tax-Deductible

You can’t write off expenses to search for a first job, but you may be able to deduct some moving costs.<p><i>My daughter graduated from college in the</i> …

Personal Finance

5 Mobile Apps That Cut Your Restaurant Bill in Half

View Gallery<p>5 photos<p>According to a study conducted by eMarketer, an estimated 73.3 million people in the United States own a smartphone. A separate …

The 7 Worst Mistakes People Make In Their 30s

Many 30-somethings are busy raising a family and rising through the hierarchy at work.<p>Those who have already been through that decade say that as their responsibilities accumulated, it became easier to neglect relationships and ignore opportunities that they would never get again.<p>Quora users …

7 Hidden College Costs

When budgeting for your prospective college student’s four years on campus, it’s easy (and perhaps tempting) to think your costs are limited to the …

College & University

To Clean Up Oil Spills, Magnetize The Oil First

Physicist Arden Warner's new process uses magnetism instead of toxic chemicals to mop up oil spills<p>By day Arden Warner is a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, working on the next generation of particle accelerators. After hours, he has been devising a non-toxic way to clean up …