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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

Lower gas prices are making even the least fuel efficient SUV more affordable to drive, meaning consumers could potentially save thousands in annual fuel expenses.
1/24/15 9:47AM
Shares of Ocwen and four closely related companies were falling sharply as a hedge fund announced it was short Ocwen shares and a related company had defaulted on its debt.
1/23/15 3:18PM
There should be no alterations in oil policy from Saudi Arabia, but be cognizant of any cabinet changes, specifically oil minister Al-Naimi.
1/23/15 8:52AM
A slew of chief executives stepped down from the helms of major companies last year, but some made more waves than others.
1/22/15 11:37AM
The strong dollar and cheap gas hit American Express fourth-quarter earnings and weighed on expectations about the future, sending the stock down 4% on Thursday.
1/22/15 11:30AM
Tech stocks Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Netflix (NFLX) each get good news but American Express (AXP) gets dinged again in Thursday’s Analysts’ Actions.
1/22/15 10:30AM
Capital One shares look cheap compared with other major credit card-related businesses.
1/22/15 10:01AM
Apple and Google have done a decent job getting some consumers to use their digital wallets, but a lot of work has to be done to help broaden acceptance.
1/22/15 8:01AM
On Wednesday, January 21st we note three earnings reports to watch: UnitedHealth Group (UNH), American Express Co. (AXP), and eBay (EBAY).
1/20/15 8:00PM
Many citizens wait until April to file their taxes, but doing so earlier in the year will get taxpayers their refund back the soonest.
1/20/15 5:37PM
The funds provide diversity, says Tom Nelson, manager of the Franklin LifeSmart Retirement Target Funds.
1/20/15 3:55PM
Visa has huge margins and will continue to expand as America moves toward a cashless society, said Mark Dawson, CIO of Rainier Investment Management.
1/20/15 3:53PM
A Columbia Business School researcher suggests a little attention goes a long way.
1/20/15 2:33PM
How do you get out of paying your fees to banks and credit card companies so you can spend more on yourself?
1/20/15 2:32PM
Gasoline prices have plummeted by more than $1.50 a gallon since July, and that’s money in the pocket for drivers. 
1/20/15 2:30PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Vimeo used the Sundance Film Festival to unveil a partnership with Indiegogo, which uses crowdfunding to help filmmakers finance their work.
1/25/15 4:48PM
Right now, Vimeo reaches about 170 million viewers around the world every month and Trainor says he expects that to reach 200 million by this summer.
1/25/15 1:42PM
Shares of Ocwen and four closely related companies were falling sharply as a hedge fund announced it was short Ocwen shares and a related company had defaulted on its debt.
1/23/15 3:18PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The funds provide diversity, says Tom Nelson, manager of the Franklin LifeSmart Retirement Target Funds.
1/20/15 3:55PM
A Columbia Business School researcher suggests a little attention goes a long way.
1/20/15 2:33PM
Want a happy retirement? Here's why you need to plan well in advance.
1/15/15 4:34PM

Latest News on Taxes

Many citizens wait until April to file their taxes, but doing so earlier in the year will get taxpayers their refund back the soonest.
1/20/15 5:37PM
Obama will pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans in his State of the Union address, putting Congress in the position of defending the wealthy over the middle class.
1/18/15 12:52PM
If you want your tax refund faster, you may want to file your taxes early. Read this first.
1/15/15 4:12PM

Latest News on Insurance

The secondary market for life insurance policies is robust due to senior citizens' increasing need to fund long term care needs.
1/22/15 2:44PM
A slew of chief executives stepped down from the helms of major companies last year, but some made more waves than others.
1/22/15 11:37AM
On Wednesday, January 21st we note three earnings reports to watch: UnitedHealth Group (UNH), American Express Co. (AXP), and eBay (EBAY).
1/20/15 8:00PM

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