Even though you gave money out of the good of your heart, you might not be able to deduct the donation from your taxes if the organization is not recognized by the IRS.
The tax filing deadline is approaching. Here are three important things to know.
You don't have to live frugally your whole life. Take a break from saving diligently and see if you feel comfortable spending a little money on yourself.
Figuring out how much to save for retirement can be tricky. But using tools like online calculators can help.
Putting your money in index funds or ETFs can help lower the amount of taxes you'll have to pay on returns.
Though it seems daunting, here's how to save up to $1 million ? just don't forget to account for inflation.
Even if your parents don't trust your judgment, you can still steer them in the right financial direction.
Knowing the difference between active and passive investing can help you choose the best method to build your nest egg.
Sticking with a low-risk portfolio of Treasury bills and CDs will insulate you from market swings, but your returns will disappoint.
With interest rates so low, it's best to look for savings accounts with higher returns or bond funds to get the most value in a short amount of time.
For the self-employed, saving isn't easy -- especially without a big company's benefits package. But it's still an absolute must.
Investing abroad during retirement helps maintain a diverse portfolio that is not tied to the fortunes of the U.S. stock market.
Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave offers advice on how to bring your old savings along to your new gig.
Home inspector Joe Corsetto walks through a home pointing out key problem areas a homeowner might not see.
Filing for bankruptcy should be an absolute last resort if you're drowning in debt and can't get control of your finances.
Reaching millionaire status is attainable if you create a budget and avoid spending money you don't have.
Maintaining a long credit history and juggling different forms of credit can help increase your credit score over time.
Opening multiple lines of credit, renting a car with a debit card and hard inquiries can ding your credit.
Most Americans file their taxes electronically but some still make the trip to the post office to mail them in.
CNN political analyst David Gergen says growing pressure to reform tax policies will soon lead to simplified laws.
Personal finance expert Lynette Khalfani-Cox explains how to approach your employers for help with paying off student loans.
Financial planning advisor Michael Boone offers advice on how to handle your lottery winnings - should you be so lucky.
The presidential election, China?s inflation, instability in Europe and political deadlock in the US all pose large risks to the stabilizing economy in 2012.
Expect to be able to contribute more to your IRA and receive fee disclosures that will help you manage your 401(k) in 2012.
Despite anticipated market swings in 2012, sticking with your investment strategy is the best way to grow your nest egg.
Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave offers advice for young adults looking to make the most of their spare cash.
The jobs picture should improve some in 2012, but by keeping your skills current and getting face-time with your bosses, you can improve your prospects.
Volatility isn't going away but by sticking with dividend paying stocks and stable tech companies you can earn good returns.
Despite another rocky year for the housing market experts say that things may stabilize in 2012, making it a prime time to buy.
Speaking directly with your doctor about costs and restrictions can help you save money on health care in 2012.
If you can afford to tuck away an extra bit of money as a college student there are some good, safe investments out there.
Eatocracy's Kat Kinsman scoured the Big Apple to find the best in-store and online treats the city has to offer.
As the euro tumbles amid the debt crisis in Europe, Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave answers the question, is there money to be made?
According to Truecar.com, seven out of the nine best days to buy a car are in December. Here are some tips on how to negotiate the best deal.
Investing overseas can be tricky. Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave gives you tips on finding the right investing mix.
Money's Walter Updegrave says that investing on the whims of a volatile market is not wise. Base it on when you'll need the money you're stashing away.
The younger you are, the less money you typically need to stash away for retirement. Money's Walter Updegrave provides a helpful online tool to help you calculate that elusive number.
Starting a college fund for your newborn may not be the best investment. Money's Walter Updegrave says get your own finances in order first.
Even when bond yields are down, they are still a safer bet, especially if you are retired.
Stashing as much cash as you can in tax-advantaged plans and utilizing catch up plans can keep you on track for retirement.
Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave advises that gold can be a safe investment in volatile economic times, but it should be a small part of your overall portfolio.
Find out how to put yourself in a great financial position after you take your first job.
Money magazine's Walter Updegrave says that income, not assets, is the best way to track progress towards a secure retirement.
Money magazine's Walter Updegrave offers three rules of thumb when planning your retirement savings.
Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave suggests easy online steps to help you retire with confidence.
Money magazine's Walter Updegrave says adding up your assets is an easy and essential step to sound financial health.
Money magazine's Walter Updegrave reveals 3 common mistakes to avoid when planning a secure retirement nest egg.
Money magazine's finance expert offers three tips on how to get the most out of your financial planner.
Money Magazine's Walter Updegrave highlights four investment lessons from Warren Buffett's latest letter to shareholders.
One retirement expert says it's possible to enjoy aspects of retirement life while continuing to work.