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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 strong dollar will not hurt American Express too much because the majority of its business is domestic.
7/25/14 2:15PM
Shares of credit card processor Visa slipped Friday trading after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter earnings but trimmed its forecast for annual revenue growth.
7/25/14 1:21PM
This is a list of the "smartest" and "dumbest" states in the country based on the percentage of the population with at least a bachelor's degree.
7/25/14 1:04PM
President Obama called for a quick fix to stop losses of tax revenue when U.S. companies set up headquarters overseas.
7/25/14 12:52PM
Used car pricing boils down to supply, demand and density. If you're in an isolated city with frugal car buyers, expect to pay more for someone else's vehicle.
7/25/14 12:32PM
The car business faces a shift down the road as the car culture changes.
7/25/14 12:31PM
Companies lose around 5% of revenues each year to employee theft, but not the ones smart enough to take these simple steps.
7/25/14 12:00PM
There's $40 trillion in inheritance money on the table from now until 2050, and talking about how it changes hands is absolutely necessary.
7/25/14 11:00AM
Suburban communities are known for green grass, good schools and other kid-friendly features -- but those children have to come from somewhere.
7/25/14 8:15AM
Trulia has been a pretty hot property since its IPO in 2012, gaining more than 130 percent on public markets.
7/25/14 7:28AM
Anne Dayton is bringing bespoke dresses and Edith Head's 'color aura' concept to the masses via her upstart PIOL Dress website.
7/25/14 7:00AM
The "new normal" of lower returns and interest rates is forcing investors to save more than in past decades and spend less in retirement.
7/24/14 12:40PM
Once the excitement subsides and the champagne wears off, new mortgage holders face reality, which can be overwhelming.
7/24/14 11:00AM
Selling your home now, at a loss, is not necessarily the bad move it looks like at first glance. Here's how some homeowners could do it.
7/24/14 10:00AM
Anyone with home or rental payments and a mountain of bills on top can relate to the temptations of borrowing from a 401(k), but you really shouldn't.
7/24/14 9:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

The strong dollar will not hurt American Express too much because the majority of its business is domestic.
7/25/14 2:15PM
Shares of credit card processor Visa slipped Friday trading after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter earnings but trimmed its forecast for annual revenue growth.
7/25/14 1:21PM
Trulia has been a pretty hot property since its IPO in 2012, gaining more than 130 percent on public markets.
7/25/14 7:28AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

There's $40 trillion in inheritance money on the table from now until 2050, and talking about how it changes hands is absolutely necessary.
7/25/14 11:00AM
The "new normal" of lower returns and interest rates is forcing investors to save more than in past decades and spend less in retirement.
7/24/14 12:40PM
Anyone with home or rental payments and a mountain of bills on top can relate to the temptations of borrowing from a 401(k), but you really shouldn't.
7/24/14 9:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

President Obama called for a quick fix to stop losses of tax revenue when U.S. companies set up headquarters overseas.
7/25/14 12:52PM
There is definitely a corporate tax problem, but politicians are more concerned about creating an election issue than about creating a good solution.
7/23/14 12:49PM
The stream of companies undergoing inversions will continue until the U.
7/22/14 2:38PM

Latest News on Insurance

The car business faces a shift down the road as the car culture changes.
7/25/14 12:31PM
Thanks to Obamacare, Medicaid is now a growth story and companies like Centene are the beneficiaries.
7/24/14 2:55PM
Living in some states can really dent your wallet with a teen driver, with New Hampshire being the worst. The sole state that won't punish you? Hawaii.
7/21/14 11:00AM

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