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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

The White House says it's dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of 529 college savings plans amid backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
1/28/15 12:30PM
Jim Cramer's charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS, recently traded American Express, SunTrust Bank and Unilever. We asked an independent analyst to evaluate the stocks.
1/28/15 9:28AM
Much to the experts' surprise, the U.S. may be on the verge of another refinancing boom. Should you take part?
1/27/15 10:15AM
If you've been taking advantage of the popular trading strategy known as passive investing, you might want to think about how much you're paying your fund manager.
1/27/15 8:30AM
With growth accelerating at a higher-than-expected rate, investors should consider buying shares of D.R. Horton, which has an average analyst 12-month price target of $26.
1/26/15 1:58PM
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

Latest News for Borrowers

The White House says it's dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of 529 college savings plans amid backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
1/28/15 12:30PM
Jim Cramer's charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS, recently traded American Express, SunTrust Bank and Unilever. We asked an independent analyst to evaluate the stocks.
1/28/15 9:28AM
Much to the experts' surprise, the U.S. may be on the verge of another refinancing boom. Should you take part?
1/27/15 10:15AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The White House says it's dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of 529 college savings plans amid backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
1/28/15 12:30PM
If you've been taking advantage of the popular trading strategy known as passive investing, you might want to think about how much you're paying your fund manager.
1/27/15 8:30AM
The funds provide diversity, says Tom Nelson, manager of the Franklin LifeSmart Retirement Target Funds.
1/20/15 3:55PM

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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