personal finance

8 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Finances

As the weather gets warmer, you might be thinking about spring cleaning your home. While you're at it, you might want to also spring clean your finances, with these steps.

Spoiled For Choice? Less Is Much More

We Americans love independence and freedom of choice, believing them essential to our well-being. Yet more choice is not, it turns out, leading to more happiness or success.

The 5 Most Asked Tax Questions

Whether your tax question is about claiming a parent as a dependent or deducting your books for college, an expert offers advice on them all.

5 Ways Taxes Can Affect Your Credit

Finding that you owe the IRS money come tax time shouldn't affect your credit reports. But if you don't have the money to pay what you owe, it can affect your credit score.

5 Products You Can Share With Your Baby

Instead of buying one item for yourself and another likely more expensive, similar product marketed for babies, you can cut your bill by only making one dual-use purchase.

How to Confront Debt Before You Retire

It used to be that once Americans neared retirement, they had whittled down or eliminated any debt. But now too many of us are retiring with huge IOUs.

Will You Get Audited This Year?

Claiming an excessive amount for charitable donations and forgetting to include a form are among the most common reasons for audits.

12 Ways to Dine Out on the Cheap

By joining restaurant loyalty clubs and taking advantage of online coupons, you can save a lot of money on a night out dining with friends.

Why Retirement is Well Earned

For those fortunate enough to join the ranks of the retired, the journey to get there is often a story worth telling, as is the story of those who are unable to retire.

The 3 Most Common Credit Report Errors

When scouring your credit report for errors, pay attention to your address and credit limit information -- and don't gloss over simple details such as your name.

6 Signs Index Funds Aren't For You

You've likely heard that a diversified basket of index funds allow you to capture market growth while paying lower fees. But passive investing isn't for everyone.