Planning

Money Management Tips and Finance Basics

Confused when it comes to managing your money? Learn how to save, budget, get out of debt, and more.

5 Home Upgrades That Could Help You Save During Tax Season

Home upgrades are expensive, but you could earn back some of that cash when tax season rolls around. Whether you made upgrades last year or are planning some for 2016, keep these expert suggestions in mind (and talk to your tax advisor for personalized advice).

6 Steps to Buying Jewelry Insurance

Getting coverage is easier than you think. Simply follow the easy directions on this page. And the peace of mind that this insurance can buy you? Well, that’s priceless.

7 Simple Rules for Functional Files

Save more, spend less, invest wisely—you know the broad strokes of building a nest egg. But the how-to can be elusive. Financial adviser Manisha Thakor offers fresh strategies you can take to the bank.

10 Time-Saving Apps

These mobile apps help even the busiest people boost productivity and stay organized.

5 Tips on How to Save Money

If you have resolved to do better at saving, bank on these expert tips.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Credit-Card Rewards

With this season’s flurry of purchasing—and the pileup of points on your cards—knowing how to work those rewards programs can make a difference. But who has the time to wade through the details? Real Simple asked Matt Schulz, a senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com, a marketplace and resource center, to short-list the best strategies.

Financial Planning and Long-Term Saving Guide

How to invest your money, plan for retirement, and get your financial future on the right track.

How to Get Credit Without a Job

Even if you aren't a wage-earner, you can still get credit. Learn how.

How to Refinance Everything in Your Life

When you hear “refi,” you probably think “mortgage.” But you can also benefit from refinancing car loans, student loans, and credit-card debt. When is it worth the bother? Here’s guidance (plus shortcuts) from the pros.