U.S. News & World Report

18 Legal Secrets to Reducing Your Taxes

Taxes may be an inevitable part of life, but most people would probably rather not hand over a portion of their earnings to the government. “Tax bills can ruin your day,” opines Craig Ferrantino, president of Craig James Financial Services in Melville, New York. Fortunately, there are a number of completely legal ways to lower…
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Smart Ways to Gift Money to Children

Knowing the four parts of the mortgage approval process can make it go more smoothly.
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First-Time Homebuyer? Here’s How to Buy Your First Home

What you need to know about going from full-time renter to homeowner and the process in between.
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35 Ways to Save Money

Small steps can make a big difference over time. A well-stocked savings account is the cornerstone of a healthy financial life. After all, a robust emergency fund allows you to weather financial setbacks, health emergencies and income disruptions. A well-stocked retirement fund permits you to quit work sooner or pursue your job-related passions without needing…
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How to Get Approved for a Mortgage

Knowing the four parts of the mortgage approval process can make it go more smoothly.
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How to Use a Credit Card the Right Way

Credit cards can help you build good credit – but only if you use them responsibly and stay out of debt.
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