Personal Finance

4 Best Personal Finance Apps for 2017

If you're like most people, you check your smartphone at least 50 times a day – looking at everything from text messages and work emails to weather …

Investing

This Clever Trick Can Boost Your Credit Score

Credit card required.<p>Closing your credit card intuitively feels like something you should do, especially if you spent the past couple of years paying …

Credit Scores

Top 10 Work-at-Home Jobs for Teachers

Telecommuting jobs are attractive to workers in all kinds of occupations, but for teachers, they might feel like the impossible dream. When you’re …

Employment

2 Dumb Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Making these mistakes could mean getting hit with a number of charges.<p>Credit cards can be essential tools for improving your financial health. …

Investing

How to Avoid Running Out of Retirement Income

When it comes to retirement income, many people struggle with balancing spending sprees with the risk of running out of money. It’s been well …

Retirement

4 Reasons Why the SPG Business Amex May Be The Smartest Choice

Two of my very favorite credit card sign-up bonuses right now are the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood …

Credit Cards

18 Surprising Ways Your Identity Can Be Stolen

Most people have already been victims of the most basic forms of identity theft — having fraudulent charges on your credit card. Those even less …

Identity Theft

Ripoff Alert: World's Biggest Credit Score Agency Has Been Deceiving You

All three credit reporting giants are now in trouble.<p>It now appears that all three of the biggest credit reporting firms have been tricking customers …

Credit Scores

The One Piece of Financial Advice a Self-Made Millionaire Lives By

With the amount of financial advice on the internet, your brain likely turns off when you read the words "money management." But for the sake of your …

Wealth

Pros and Cons of Day Trading Versus Swing Trading

There is no legal minimum to swing trade stocks, although a swing trader will likely want to have at least $10,000 in their account, and preferably …

Forex

What Lin-Manuel Miranda wishes he had known about money in his 20s

Lin-Manuel Miranda is doing pretty well for himself these days.<p>But when the creator of the Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” was in his 20s, he made a financial mistake that a lot of people in their 20s and 30s might also be making today. The author and actor admitted in a recent interview with …

Investing

Is the savings account dead?

<i>By Clayton Howes</i><p>Years of record low interest rates have been great for any Australian who’s purchased a home or car on credit in recent years. But …

Investing

This is the age when happiness with your body peaks

It’s age 74, according to a chart that highlights the age at which we peak at all kinds of things in life. We’re at our strongest both physically and mentally when we’re under 30. But our best years for mental health seem to come as we age.<p>Too often, we focus on retirement as a financial …

Retirement

6 Things You Must Know About Your 401k Plan by Age 55

1<p>1. How much to contribute.<p>It is easy to assume that you should contribute to your 401(k) plan and that you should contribute as much as possible, …

Retirement

Best Credit Cards for 2017

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25% this week, and Janet Yellen indicated that more hikes are on the way this year if the economic …

Credit Cards

They Offered You a Promotion and No Pay Raise. Now What?

There are usually two ways to get a pay bump in your career; either you move to a new job that offers more money and a better title, or you get …

Employment

Embrace the H.A.H.B. & Stay on Top of Your Money

How many times have you heard people talk about their budgets (or even seen their meticulous bullet journals and spreadsheets) and thought about how …

Money

A handy checklist: 10 things to do before 31 March to save tax, secure your money

Financial year 2016-17 was an eventful one for savers. Everything from demonetisation to fall in interest rates, all resulted in heightened …

Investing

Is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment Plan Right for You?

A bi-weekly payment plan can save you money in the long run, but it's not right for everyone.<p>A bi-weekly mortgage payment plan can save you tens of …

Mortgages

What Every Single Woman Should Know About Money

<i>Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial</i> …

Investing

7 ways to increase debt payoff momentum

Paying off debt routinely is not always easy. This article examines 7 ways you can increase your debt payoff momentum.<p>Once you get into the habit of …

Investing

3 Reasons Why You Need a Financial Advisor

When was the last time you felt unprepared for something, whether it was a meeting at work or an event at your kid’s school? Now, when’s the last …

Retirement

Limited Time: 100,000 Hilton Honors Points Available Via Bonus!

Great news today for those who like to travel on hotel points as two American Express Hilton Honors cards have temporarily upped their sign-up …

Credit Cards

How to handle a temporary break in salary

Are you in between jobs? Undergoing a temporary break in salary? This piece outlines how you can remain financially responsible without earning a …

Employment

Five maps that show exactly what's going on with London's housing market

With the UK having endured a prolonged period of low interest rates, London's property market has been one of the most reliable places for investment in recent years.<p>However, rising prices have led to higher stamp duty fees and as of April 2016 anyone wishing to purchase a second home in the …

Budgeting

What Happens When a Country Defaults on its Debt?

Consumer defaults are a fairly common occurrence. Creditors begin to send letters and make phone calls, and if nothing happens, assets can sometimes …

Economics

Hacker Protection: Should You Have a Personal Cloud?

How safe is your valuable data and where should you keep it to make it safer? In 2016, the number of data breaches jumped 40%, according to a report …

Investing

Looking to Finance Your Wedding? Here's What You Need to Know | Brides

Your wedding will be without a doubt (and regardless of who is paying) the most expensive day of your life. If your personal budget and wedding visions just aren’t working out, you might consider looking elsewhere for help to fund your wedding. If financing the big day is a decision you’re likely …

Loans

When Americans get emotional, they buy really sad things

When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping for toilet paper, bleach, cleaning products, disinfectant wipes and a carton of milk.<p>The media …

Credit Cards

What Is Blockchain and Why Should I Care?

Originally, we were going to title this post “Bitcoin: What It Is and Why You Shouldn’t Care.” We thought that as the decentralized crypto-currency …

Bitcoin