When you're traveling, your home can sit empty for days, putting it at a heightened risk of burglary. These tips can give you peace of mind and help keep your home and everything inside it safe.
Having an emergency fund can make all the difference between managing the unexpected with ease - or digging into debt.
Staying ahead of home maintenance tasks can help prevent major repairs - or unpleasant emergencies - down the road. This checklist of 10 key areas to inspect can help you spot potential problems before it's too late.
The average cost of tuition and fees at a public, four-year college is expected to experience significant increases. Many forms of financial aid are available and it's never too early to start exploring and comparing your options.
Altogether, our country spends about $29.1 billion per year on lawn care. The good news is that you can save some of that time and money - and even reduce water usage - with six simple steps.
Summer time is vacation time, and you're more than ready for an escape. But if you're worried a getaway won't fit into your budget, relax. These tips can help you cut the costs, not the fun.
If your summer plans include sharing food and good times outdoors with family and friends, a little preparation can go a long way. These simple tips will help you enjoy the warm days and cool nights of summer.
More than 100 million Americans use mobile banking, enjoying the convenience of managing their finances from anywhere, at any time with their mobile devices. These safety insights and tips might help ramp up your comfort level with mobile banking.
Your adult children may need your advice more than ever, especially when it comes to managing their new financial reality. These six tips will help you initiate a financial conversation and make it fruitful.
Severe weather can hit at any time of year. Start with these tips focused on preparing four key areas of your home and property for potential natural disasters.
If you want to sell your home, refinance your mortgage, borrow against your home equity, or purchase a new property, then understanding home value is essential. Here are four ways to define it and how each relates to buying, selling, and homeownership.
It's an important question to ask, no matter where you are on your retirement planning journey. But the answer can get complicated - and a few years can make thousands of dollars difference in your benefits.
A good credit score can help you qualify for loans - and the best interest rates. Read on to learn more about just what goes into determining it.
No matter your age, having a thoughtful strategy is the best way to make sure you're on the path to maximizing your savings - and achievin your retirement goals. These three steps will help you build a new plan or review an existing one.
Home improvement projects inevitably involve mess, stress, and more time and money than you expect. Following these steps can help minimize the negative during your next remodel.
Do you feel just a little (or a lot) frenzied when tax day looms? Many of us do. But you can regain some calm by getting organized so you can make tax filing faster and less frustrating. These simple steps can help.
If you went over budget this past holiday season, you may be feeling some heartache now, facing big credit card bills or a depleted savings account. Good news: These four tactics can help put your finances back on track.
Studies show that a lack of sleep can diminish your overall ability to handle stress and perform basic functions. Even worse, sleeplessness can lead to health problems ranging from obesity to hypertension, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes. The tips below can help you get a good night's rest.
The holiday season is a traditional time to give, only only to family and friends, but also your favorite charitable causes. And while giving is good for its own sake, it doesn't hurt to enjoy some tax deductions in exchange for your philanthropic endeavors. The ideas below can help you with both.
It's that time of year again: As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, holiday music floats through the malls, your email inbox fills with special deals, and millions of people kick off their holiday shopping. Unfortunately, it's also prime time for scammers and fraud artists. The tips below can help you safeguard your finances, your identity, and your peace of mind during this holiday season and all year long.
More than 1 billion people were managing their money from the palm of their hand, using mobile banking apps, by late 2016*. That number is only expected to grow. And why not? It's an easy way to enjoy the ultimate convenience - banking on your own schedule, whenever and wherever it's convenient for you, even when your local branch is closed. Read on to learn more and see if mobile banking is for you!
The holidays can be full of fun, family, friends - and financial stress. At this time of year, it's easy to lose sight of your budget and overspend, leading to financial headaches come January. But with these eight top tips for planning and tracking your holiday shopping, you can enter the new year in good cheer - and sound financial shape.
You've booked the hotel for your big getaway and found the lowest airfare. But what can you do once you're actually on vacation to maximize your budget and skip the stress of over-spending? Try these money-saving tips that don't sacrifice fun.
The average cost of tuition and fees at a public, four-year college is expected to increase 5 percent per year, on average, according to the College Board.* So it's not surprising that many parents are wondering how they're going to afford their children's higher education - even if they've been taking advantage of college savings plans.
You've decided it's time to replace your vehicle, and you've made the decision to go pre-owned. While this can often save you significant dollars upfront, it also means you have additional factors to consider. The checklist below can help you take a practical approach to finding the right vehicle for your individual needs.
Buying a home can be complicated. Buying a new home when you already have a home adds to the complexity - and the stress. A lot happens at once, and if you miss something, it could be hazardous to a happy outcome. Understanding the three key points below can help you get organized upfront and set the stage for a smoother path through the process from start to sold to move-in day.
Did you know that your home may offer you a smart solution for financing your dreams and goals? If you're thinking about home upgrades, education expenses or even debt consolidation, the equity in your home could help provide the funds you need. Read on to learn more.
As you've probably heard, the Federal Reserve Board has discussed raising the Federal Funds Rate at least three times this year. This rate isn't the only factor affecting the interest rates you pay on loans, but when it rises, other rates tend to increase, too. What will that mean to your monthly loan payments? That depends largely on the type of loan and, particiularly, whether it has a fixed or variable rate. Here, we share insights to help you plan for potential change.