Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?

There's more to timing your first home purchase than interest rates and prices. Consider these guidelines.

Are You Financially Ready to Weather a Storm?

Can you financially weather a storm—or flood or fire? Here's how to prepare, including packing a financial "go bag."

Suddenly Alone—Where Can You Turn for Help?

It's hard to focus on finances after losing a spouse. But there are resources to turn to for help and support.

Should You Pay Off a Mortgage Before You Retire?

Whether it makes financial sense to pay off your mortgage depends on your individual situation. Here are some things to consider.

6 Financial Planning Tips for New Parents

Raising a child is expensive. Here's how to set financial goals for your child's milestones while keeping your retirement savings on track.

5 Most Common Money Traps to Avoid

Here are five common money missteps and the measures you can take to get back on track.

Financial Considerations of Moving Abroad

More and more Americans are establishing second homes abroad. Here's how to prepare your finances before making the move.

Fixed-Rate Mortgage vs. ARM: How Do They Compare?

Fixed-rate mortgages can offer stability, while adjustable-rate mortgages tend to be more flexible. Which would work better for you?

Is an HSA a Good Deal?

Especially for someone just starting out, contributing to an HSA has benefits that go beyond paying for healthcare.

Five Steps to Recession-Proof Your Finances

Recessions have the potential for very real financial hardship, but there are positive steps we can take to ease the impact.