Personal Finance


Letters: Does checking your credit score affect your credit score?

Dec 28, 2012
Can you monitor your credit report frequently without it damaging your credit score? Does removing a secondary user from a credit card affect your credit rating? Personal finance guru Liz Weston answers listeners' questions about money.
Posted In: Personal Finance, letters

Using websites to manage your finances

Dec 12, 2012
The holiday season might be a time of year when you don't even want to look at your personal finances because money is going out the door right and left. You certainly don't want to go to a website that puts all your financial accounts in one place and makes charts and graphs out of your money - or do you?
Posted In: Internet, Personal Finance

Using scary online photos to motivate saving for retirement

Dec 6, 2012
Investment company Merrill Edge wants you to start saving retirement, so badly that they've built an online tool that will help you do it, and terrify you in the process.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Merrill Edge, Facebook, Twitter, instagram

Letters: How can my kid build credit history the responsible way?

Nov 30, 2012
Personal finance columnist Liz Weston answers listeners' questions about creating credit history, paying off student loans early, the pros and cons of annuities and realizing the dream of living a debt-free life.
Posted In: Personal Finance

How to spend smart this holiday season

Nov 27, 2012
With holiday season upon us, we're likely all going to be spending a little more over the next month. How can you prepare for the holiday dent in your wallet?
Posted In: holiday shopping, Personal Finance, whiteboard

Top 9 personal finance expenses for a porn star

Nov 15, 2012
Adult film economics: A professional adult film performer shares her secrets to budgeting and financial planning.
Posted In: porn, Personal Finance, adult film industry

A resource guide to bulletproofing your finances

Nov 14, 2012
Are you prepared to face a crisis -- both natural and man-made? Explore our resource guide to help you prepare yourself -- and your finances -- for the worst.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Letters: Opting out of solicitations, credit cards for teens

Oct 26, 2012
Listen to advice on where to find accredited credit counselors, where to go to opt out of getting credit card solicitations, and when to introduce your kids to credit.
Posted In: Personal Finance

How superheroes deal with personal finance

Oct 19, 2012
Everyone has to worry about personal finance, even superheroes. What financial worries and risks do they face -- from taxes to emergency funds and everything in between?
Posted In: superhero, Personal Finance

Innovations won't resolve personal finance woes

Oct 19, 2012
The digital wizardry unveiled at the annual Finovate trade show is great, but it won't help solve the decades-long assault on our personal finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial innovation