Articles on Personal Finance

What to Do When a Creditor Sues

When a creditor takes you to court your best defense is preparation.

Should You Make Your Young Kids Pay "Rent?"

A viral Facebook post has parents everywhere wondering: Should you charge your young kids rent?

8 Factors That Could Keep You Broke Forever

If being broke is your way of life, it's time to do some serious self-reflection on your money habits.

How to Learn About Your Home's History

Home is where the heart is — and it has a history all its own. Here's how you can learn all about your new abode.

10 Ways Driverless Cars Could Impact Your Wallet

They may have a few kinks to iron out, but make no mistake; driverless cars are on the way. How will they impact your bottom line?

5 Countries With No (Or Very Low) Taxes

Heading to one of these countries with very low taxes could be the ticket to paying less in taxes.

5 Estate Planning Questions Everyone Should Ask

Planning for end-of-life is no one's picnic, but these questions could help spare your loved ones a lot of pain after you're gone.

What Does Checked Baggage Insurance Cover?

Good news! Your credit card's checked baggage insurance might cover you if your luggage is lost.

Your Bank Took Away Free Checking. Now What?

Has your bank started charging you for simply having a checking account? Here's what to do.

Urgent Care or ER? How to Decide Where to Go

You're hurt or sick, and you need quick cre. The question is — urgent care or the ER?

Best Money Tips: Ways to Maximize Medicare Benefits

Today we found articles on how to maximize Medicare benefits, countries where you’ll get the most bang for your buck, and a practical guide to saying no.

5 Kinds of Insurance Every Retiree Should Consider

Your insurance needs change over time. When you reach retirement, they'll change again.

5 Ways to Handle Big City Rents

Big city life comes with big city costs. Here's how you can shave dollars off an apartment rental.

7 Added Costs That Come With a Bigger House

Bigger isn't always better, but when it comes to houses, it's usually more expensive.

7 Worst Reasons NOT to Buy a House

If you're avoiding homeownership, make sure it's not for one of these not-so-great reasons.

How to Get a Free Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report

Placing a fraud alert on your credit report is an easy (and free!) way to protect yourself from identity theft. But there's a catch.

6 European Cities Where Retirement Is Actually Affordable

If your retirement dream involves a stint abroad, check out these affordable European cities that offer cheap digs and a whole lot more.

8 Questions to Ask Contractors Before Hiring One

You're eager to start that home remodel, but don't skip out on grilling your contractor first.

6 Confidence-Inspiring Facts About the Stock Market

Even after a tough couple of weeks, the market is still way, way up from its Great Recession lows. There, feel better?

5 Tax Myths That Can Be Costly for Expats

If you're an expat or a digital nomad, don't let these common misconceptions about taxes come back to bite you.