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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

Recent breaches mean you'll have to learn a new way to use credit and debit cards soon. The good news is they're safer.
10/20/14 6:10AM
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week prompts millions of Americans to ask if they should refinance their mortgages to sub-4% rates.
10/19/14 6:04PM
From Kiss start Gene Simmons to giant-slayer Matt Taibbi, here are eight books you should buy this week.
10/18/14 11:20AM
The good news is some of the most popular SUVs are getting more fuel-efficient. Here are 14 that can save you the most in annual gas expenses.
10/18/14 9:40AM
Nineteen states could generate nearly half a billion dollars in new business if they allowed gay marriage, according to a national think tank.
10/18/14 9:15AM
A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
10/17/14 3:26PM
As the threat heightens, people now wonder if animals can spread the disease.
10/16/14 11:25AM
Netflix (NFLX) and American Express (AXP) are upgraded but a downgrade for eBay (EBAY) in Thursday's Analysts' Actions.
10/16/14 11:07AM
Young investors have the advantage of a long time horizon so they should buy beaten-down value stocks as opposed to high multiple growth names.
10/16/14 11:00AM
The biggest health insurer in the U.S., UnitedHealth Group, saw a healthy expansion of its services in the latest quarter.
10/16/14 8:26AM
After reporting mixed third quarter results, Bank of America stock sank on Wednesday making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
10/15/14 6:17PM
Are you taking advantage of extended warranties and purchase protection? If not, you could be wasting thousands of dollars.
10/15/14 1:08PM
Business credit cards, with their higher credit limits and often-generous rewards programs, can be a key financial tool for business owners and entrepreneurs. Business pros need to know how these cards work and how to use them responsibly.
10/15/14 1:06PM
Homeowners can save thousands of dollars when they work with counselor to get their mortgages modified and decrease their odds of defaulting again.
10/15/14 9:13AM
A new study suggests that fracking triggered hundreds of too-small-to-be-felt earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year.
10/15/14 8:59AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Recent breaches mean you'll have to learn a new way to use credit and debit cards soon. The good news is they're safer.
10/20/14 6:10AM
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week prompts millions of Americans to ask if they should refinance their mortgages to sub-4% rates.
10/19/14 6:04PM
Netflix (NFLX) and American Express (AXP) are upgraded but a downgrade for eBay (EBAY) in Thursday's Analysts' Actions.
10/16/14 11:07AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Nineteen states could generate nearly half a billion dollars in new business if they allowed gay marriage, according to a national think tank.
10/18/14 9:15AM
Young investors have the advantage of a long time horizon so they should buy beaten-down value stocks as opposed to high multiple growth names.
10/16/14 11:00AM
Universities and think tanks are grappling with the high cost of higher education. Here are two promising answers to the problem.
10/10/14 1:08PM

Latest News on Taxes

The European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recovered.
9/30/14 12:02PM
The Treasury Department announced on Monday revisions to the U.S. tax code that would discourage U.S.-based companies from moving their headquarters overseas in an effort to reduce their tax bills.
9/23/14 11:24AM
Rackspace shares plunged after the company announced it ended its formal review process and would remain an independent company, removing speculation the company would be sold.
9/17/14 8:53AM

Latest News on Insurance

A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
10/17/14 3:26PM
As the threat heightens, people now wonder if animals can spread the disease.
10/16/14 11:25AM
The biggest health insurer in the U.S., UnitedHealth Group, saw a healthy expansion of its services in the latest quarter.
10/16/14 8:26AM

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