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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

These plans present unique challenges for U.S. citizens living overseas. Here is how to navigate the complexities.
5/3/16 2:21PM
Maybe you've recently gotten a notice that you're entitled to compensation in a class action. You should follow these steps, but don't hold your breath.
5/3/16 12:02PM
For college students, studying abroad is a great experience, but you'll need to manage your money wisely.
5/3/16 10:31AM
Wedding guests are expected to pay $700 for each wedding they attend this year. You can learn how to cut corners here.
5/3/16 8:59AM
From Millennials to Baby Boomers, uncertainly about health care costs, housing costs and overall savings has scared investors into inaction on their retirement plans.
5/3/16 8:42AM
Companies from MasterCard and Visa to tech firms like Apple and banks like JPMorgan are investing heavily in digital payments, where success can only be gauged in the long term.
5/2/16 1:53PM
Gamification is an emerging concept designed to engage and motivate employees to strive and reach goals. But is this tool effective?
5/2/16 12:49PM
With subprime delinquencies on the rise, does this mean another recession is around the corner or should borrowers and lenders simply pay closer attention to rein them in?
5/2/16 10:52AM
Checking in with a credit expert can help your FICO score, if you cover the right ground.
5/2/16 10:18AM
The U.S. real estate market is tilted westward to hot markets like California and Colorado. Here's why.
5/2/16 9:45AM
A larger number of retirees are opting to forgo home ownership and instead prefer renting to give themselves additional mobility and disposable income.
5/1/16 2:00PM
Thanks to crushing student loan debt and a dearth of jobs, Millennials got used to saving money -- even if it isn't for retirement.
5/1/16 1:40PM
Consumers stand to lose a lot of money if they believe these common misconceptions about credit that prevail today.
5/1/16 1:20PM
You prepared for this time by saving for most of your working life – watching the stock market for years. Now that you're here, what do you do?
5/1/16 1:00PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Maybe you've recently gotten a notice that you're entitled to compensation in a class action. You should follow these steps, but don't hold your breath.
5/3/16 12:02PM
For college students, studying abroad is a great experience, but you'll need to manage your money wisely.
5/3/16 10:31AM
Wedding guests are expected to pay $700 for each wedding they attend this year. You can learn how to cut corners here.
5/3/16 8:59AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Wedding guests are expected to pay $700 for each wedding they attend this year. You can learn how to cut corners here.
5/3/16 8:59AM
From Millennials to Baby Boomers, uncertainly about health care costs, housing costs and overall savings has scared investors into inaction on their retirement plans.
5/3/16 8:42AM
A larger number of retirees are opting to forgo home ownership and instead prefer renting to give themselves additional mobility and disposable income.
5/1/16 2:00PM

Latest News on Taxes

These plans present unique challenges for U.S. citizens living overseas. Here is how to navigate the complexities.
5/3/16 2:21PM
The firms raking in money helping U.S. taxpayers prepare their returns in time for today's filing deadline are simultaneously facing threats from both ends of the political spectrum.
4/18/16 3:47PM
If your tax refund is a few days late, don't panic. If your refund is a few months late or your return was outright rejected, there are steps to take.
4/18/16 8:59AM

Latest News on Insurance

AIG, the bailed-out insurer that Carl Icahn and John Paulson pushed to break up, missed earnings estimates as its investments took a hit from global market volatility.
5/2/16 5:49PM
As the Zika virus spreads and is predicted to intensify this summer, wary travelers who are planning to trot around in infected areas should check their international health insurance coverage.
4/30/16 1:40PM
Health care tops the list of consumer financial anxieties heading into the 2016 elections.
4/30/16 12:20PM

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