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Personal Finance

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

An increasing number of Americans are starting to look abroad for economic opportunity, joining the likes of Greece and Italy on the world stage.
7/27/15 3:53PM
NerdWallet is joining SoFi and CommonBond as the latest in alternative lending for refinancing student loans.
7/27/15 3:15PM
Three of the top five best places to retire are in Europe, thanks to the rise of the U.S. dollar.
7/27/15 1:17PM
The Department of Education's proposal to drop the minimum payment could reduce the number of loan defaults.
7/27/15 11:11AM
Report: "Food insecurity" is an epidemic, seniors among the hardest hit.
7/27/15 10:36AM
In Monday’s Analysts' Actions, Wall Street firms give their take on Cigna (CI), Qualcomm (QCOM) and GrubHub (GRUB).
7/27/15 9:55AM
Retailers are supposed to switch to chip-and-PIN EMV card technology by October 1, but their general ignorance of it and banks' love of cheap chip-and-signature cards has slowed the shift.
7/27/15 9:26AM
The majority of U.S. drivers won't change their auto insurance for more than a decade. Considering it's never been easier to do so, they may be missing some savings.
7/27/15 8:28AM
You could be paying a lot less for your auto insurance. Just take Smokey Robinson's advice and shop around.
7/27/15 7:37AM
The price of gold is at a five-year low, but could this be a good time to invest long-term? If so, you may be interested in coins.
7/26/15 9:25PM
While choosing a city to put down roots live depends on work opportunity as well as personal preference, here are 10 places where families can thrive.
7/26/15 8:58PM
American students spend about 1,000 hours in school each year, and yet very few, if any, of those hours are dedicated to learning about personal finance.
7/26/15 4:16PM
A successful lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev reinforces the importance of not only where a beer comes from, but where it's brewed.
7/25/15 11:38AM
Looking for a good place to raise a family? According to WalletHub, eight of the 10 worst-ranked cities for families are located in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida.
7/25/15 10:12AM
Uber, Yelp (YELP), Zenefits and Weebly are a few of the Silicon Valley area companies that are looking east to Phoenix, Arizona for growth.
7/25/15 6:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

NerdWallet is joining SoFi and CommonBond as the latest in alternative lending for refinancing student loans.
7/27/15 3:15PM
The Department of Education's proposal to drop the minimum payment could reduce the number of loan defaults.
7/27/15 11:11AM
Having lots of Facebook friends doesn't really help with Kickstarter projects, but other things can. Check out this list for ways to tilt the odds in your favor.
7/27/15 10:29AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

NerdWallet is joining SoFi and CommonBond as the latest in alternative lending for refinancing student loans.
7/27/15 3:15PM
Three of the top five best places to retire are in Europe, thanks to the rise of the U.S. dollar.
7/27/15 1:17PM
The Department of Education's proposal to drop the minimum payment could reduce the number of loan defaults.
7/27/15 11:11AM

Latest News on Taxes

The gifts you receive are in the clear, but the gifts you give are subject to taxes.
7/21/15 5:03PM
Higher taxes on cigarettes aren't helping stub out teen smoking like they once did: Millennials are bucking demographic trends, once again.
7/17/15 3:50PM
Same sex couples who are tying the knot should plan out their money matters first.
7/8/15 12:28PM

Latest News on Insurance

In Monday’s Analysts' Actions, Wall Street firms give their take on Cigna (CI), Qualcomm (QCOM) and GrubHub (GRUB).
7/27/15 9:55AM
The majority of U.S. drivers won't change their auto insurance for more than a decade. Considering it's never been easier to do so, they may be missing some savings.
7/27/15 8:28AM
You could be paying a lot less for your auto insurance. Just take Smokey Robinson's advice and shop around.
7/27/15 7:37AM

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