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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

Earning just over $30,000 a year is enough to afford a house in some cities -- if you want to live in, say, Pittsburgh.
2/26/15 5:24PM
Shares of Financial Engines bottomed out last year and now the retirement plan adviser's stock is ready to run, said George Young, portfolio manager for the Villere Balanced Fund.
2/26/15 12:15PM
Instead of heading to Wall Street, college students are going to Silicon Valley for summer work experience.
2/25/15 11:54AM
Want to live in San Francisco? You need to earn big bucks to buy a home there. Settle instead for Pittsburgh or Cleveland where you only need about $30,000.
2/25/15 6:30AM
Investors should focus on generating enough replacement income in retirement to last a lifetime rather than on one big nest-egg number.
2/24/15 2:33PM
American Express is going through a difficult period in the wake of a legal case loss and the breakup with Costco, but it remains a superb financial company.
2/24/15 12:30PM
Women need to speak the language of money in order to gain control of their financial futures, said Nicole Lapin, Author of 'Rich Bitch.'
2/23/15 1:54PM
Why the trillion dollars of U.S. corporate cash “trapped” overseas isn’t as much of a problem as you might think.
2/23/15 10:36AM
The property market can be a daunting obstacle to tackle, especially for first time buyers.
2/20/15 10:54AM
It's been a tough month for American Express and now a new federal judge's ruling may be another blow.
2/20/15 8:30AM
Uber is growing at such a rapid fire clip that more investors want a piece of it.
2/19/15 10:14AM
Last week Costco announced that it would be ending its exclusive partnership with American Express due to high transaction costs.
2/18/15 2:41PM
TheStreet's Jim Cramer says MasterCard is a brilliantly run company with a great opportunity to gain even more market share.
2/18/15 12:30PM
Brit plc, the private equity-controlled Lloyd's of London insurer, has struck a deal to be acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., of Canada.
2/17/15 3:44PM
The Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract, or QLAC, is a 'game changer’ worth exploring, said Stan Haithcock, author of 'The Annuity Stanifesto.'
2/12/15 12:13PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Earning just over $30,000 a year is enough to afford a house in some cities -- if you want to live in, say, Pittsburgh.
2/26/15 5:24PM
Want to live in San Francisco? You need to earn big bucks to buy a home there. Settle instead for Pittsburgh or Cleveland where you only need about $30,000.
2/25/15 6:30AM
American Express is going through a difficult period in the wake of a legal case loss and the breakup with Costco, but it remains a superb financial company.
2/24/15 12:30PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Shares of Financial Engines bottomed out last year and now the retirement plan adviser's stock is ready to run, said George Young, portfolio manager for the Villere Balanced Fund.
2/26/15 12:15PM
Investors should focus on generating enough replacement income in retirement to last a lifetime rather than on one big nest-egg number.
2/24/15 2:33PM
The Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract, or QLAC, is a 'game changer’ worth exploring, said Stan Haithcock, author of 'The Annuity Stanifesto.'
2/12/15 12:13PM

Latest News on Taxes

Why the trillion dollars of U.S. corporate cash “trapped” overseas isn’t as much of a problem as you might think.
2/23/15 10:36AM
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer says his top priority is making sure the city's infrastructure works.
2/11/15 1:15PM
The president's proposal to tax corporate profits parked overseas will kill jobs in America and impose stealth taxes on the elderly.
2/2/15 8:54AM

Latest News on Insurance

Uber is growing at such a rapid fire clip that more investors want a piece of it.
2/19/15 10:14AM
British insurance giant Aviva is committed to returning capital to shareholders, said Sarah Ketterer, CEO of Causeway Capital Management.
2/17/15 4:55PM
Brit plc, the private equity-controlled Lloyd's of London insurer, has struck a deal to be acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., of Canada.
2/17/15 3:44PM

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