Even if you aren't rich and don't have children or a spouse, you still need to spell out your wishes in case you die or can't make medical decisions for yourself. Plus, we help you decide whether to write your will on your own or if you need to hire
Have you been putting off investing because you don't know where to start? Say hello to our pal the mutual fund. We show you all there is to love about this simple investment and suggest three good funds that'll let you in for $50.
With home prices cooling off and apartment rents heating up, is now the time to buy your own place? Whether you just got your first apartment or you're looking to get out of a long-term rental, we show you eight tell-tale signs for when it makes sens
Don't overlook the nation's biggest employer in your job search. The pay may be more competitive than you think, and Uncle Sam offers security and benefits that are hard to come by elsewhere. Find out if you're cut out for public service.
When you're mired in debt, the prospect of paying it off can be downright discouraging. Use these seven simple tricks to trim thousands of dollars from your credit cards and student loans in a matter of minutes.
Do you know what your credit history is saying about you? If you haven't checked this crucial financial record within the past 12 months, it's time to make sure things are in tip-top shape. We show you what to look for and how to fix costly errors.
You have so many demands on your budget, but constructing an emergency stash of cash should be a top priority. We show you three strategies to fund your savings and identify the best places to house your money.
Filing for the first time on your own? Relax. We show you what forms and documents you need, explain the terms you need to know and dish out tips to make sure you don't overpay Uncle Sam. Plus, how to know if you need professional help.
If you charged your way through the holidays, brace yourself for the mounting bills this month and new federal guidelines that could double your minimum payment. Follow these five steps to get your finances back on track.
Getting your financial life in order may seem overwhelming, but doing nothing is the biggest mistake. This Kiplinger.com classic from 2005 details the basic steps to get any young adult off on the right foot.
It's a classic Catch-22: You've got to have credit to get credit. So where do you start? With step one in our seven-step guide to building a strong credit record. Plus: Three rules for boosting your credit score.