Millennial Money: How to learn from, not live in, a mistake

“I feel like such an idiot.” It’s something I’ve said more than once as I crumble in the face of a money mistake. I recently called myself the i-word as I revealed to my husband that...

Millennial Money: Put whatever you want on a baby registry

My husband and I want love and opportunity for our first baby, due this summer. We also want a $95 digital thermometer. And a $160 video monitor. I initially felt uneasy putting thes...

Master the quick and painless money check-in

Like cars, relationships and health, personal finance needs maintenance. Routine care now helps you in the future and alerts you to problems. But check-ins can be easy to blow off, ...

Millennial Money: Be the friend who talks about finances

I know my friends' joys and anxieties and Hogwarts houses. I can even identify their shoes from under a bathroom stall. (“Is that you, Lindsay?”) They know my family members and preferred pizza toppin...

How I ditched debt: 'It made our marriage so strong'

In this series, NerdWallet interviews people who have triumphed over debt. Responses have been edited for length and clarity. BAILEY AND RAY ROBERTSON HOW MUCH: $33...

You got the new house! Now, how do you afford to furnish it?

Congrats on saving up for that down payment! And hats off for committing to mortgage payments, homeowners insurance and property taxes. Now for your reward: home sweet, sparsely furnished home. ...