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Personal Finance

Personal Finance Tips, Articles and Advice

Personal finance education is the cornerstone to living a happy, healthy and successful life. It's never too early to learn how to manage your money, keep your debt under control and invest for your future.

The first step in your personal finance education should be achieving financial literacy: You'll need to understand the words that professionals use when talking about money. The second step in your education should be talking about money. Too many people make poor financial decisions because they are afraid that discussing money matters is taboo. If you're reading this, fear not, because we think talking about money matters is crucial.

The articles below contain tips and advice on personal finance basics as well as more advanced concepts like financial planning. We've also included links to other useful resources.

Personal Finance News

Here's 10 states where being a bad driver really hits your wallet.
5/24/15 9:10AM
Living ain't always easy in Silicon Valley -- especially for entrepreneurs, surprisingly enough. In fact, California cities are among the least favorable places to start a business.
5/23/15 9:17AM
Can women be the masters of their domains - at home, at work and still get some "me-time" in between? Here are the 10 best states to achieve that.
5/23/15 9:12AM
Catch up on Jim Cramer's ideas this past week on how the recovery really will begin (hint: think household formation) and his take on the health care consolidation trend.
5/22/15 9:04PM
In highlights from this week's trading diary, Kass sees car-rental stocks as 'value traps,' ventures into Yahoo! shares (again) and makes sense of housing starts and sales and manufacturing activity.
5/22/15 8:57PM
Gasoline prices are following the increase of crude oil prices and will likely rise slightly this summer.
5/22/15 4:35PM
A new study finds the odds are stacked against consumers who try to find the best airfares on line.
5/22/15 1:15PM
Beyond the 'how much money do I need to retire' tools, these apps offer some actionable info to help you envision retirement.
5/22/15 12:57PM
Buying stocks for fun -- and profit. Social networks can play a big role in your retirement savings strategy.
5/22/15 9:36AM
Irish voters are preparing to vote on the world's first constitutional referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage.
5/21/15 2:31PM
Want more retirement income? One expert says here's what you have to do: Nothing.
5/21/15 12:47PM
Phased retirement benefits allow you to slide, rather than jump, into retirement. Here's how the plans work.
5/21/15 11:05AM
PricewaterhouseCoopers is on a $190 million mission to educate youth on financial literacy and the art of budgeting and saving.
5/21/15 8:30AM
Shannon Schuyler, Principal and Corporate Responsibility Leader at PwC, discusses "Earn Your Future," which is a financial literacy program aimed at more than 2.5-million students.
5/21/15 8:30AM
With U.S. housing starts accelerating, when the Federal Reserve lifts interest rates, mortgage origination is poised to heat up. Big banks like Wells Fargo are better positioned than online rivals.
5/21/15 6:24AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Catch up on Jim Cramer's ideas this past week on how the recovery really will begin (hint: think household formation) and his take on the health care consolidation trend.
5/22/15 9:04PM
In highlights from this week's trading diary, Kass sees car-rental stocks as 'value traps,' ventures into Yahoo! shares (again) and makes sense of housing starts and sales and manufacturing activity.
5/22/15 8:57PM
Shannon Schuyler, Principal and Corporate Responsibility Leader at PwC, discusses "Earn Your Future," which is a financial literacy program aimed at more than 2.5-million students.
5/21/15 8:30AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Beyond the 'how much money do I need to retire' tools, these apps offer some actionable info to help you envision retirement.
5/22/15 12:57PM
Buying stocks for fun -- and profit. Social networks can play a big role in your retirement savings strategy.
5/22/15 9:36AM
Irish voters are preparing to vote on the world's first constitutional referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage.
5/21/15 2:31PM

Latest News on Taxes

Consider this tax-efficient alternative to a long-recommended retirement withdrawal strategy.
5/18/15 10:41AM
Uncle Sam generally wants a quarter of your lottery, casino, sweepstakes or even keno winnings over a certain amount. But there are ways to reduce the hurt.
5/11/15 10:22AM
Cash-strapped states are cracking down on domicile law, so it helps to commit to your tax-free second home if you want the breaks that come with it.
4/30/15 8:30AM

Latest News on Insurance

Here's 10 states where being a bad driver really hits your wallet.
5/24/15 9:10AM
Brian Schreiber is an 18-year veteran with a big job to do under new CEO Peter Hancock.
5/14/15 5:00AM
The potential breakup of the insurance giant is leaving investors unsure of how to value its businesses -- particular long-term care insurance, which is one of its biggest.
5/12/15 5:43PM

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