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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

Student loan refinancing and improved loan servicing are on the agenda of state-level organizers.
7/30/15 2:46PM
One-third of all Americans are now in the gig economy. Will they ever get out?
7/30/15 2:02PM
With Thoratec Corp. (THOR) off the market following its recent purchase by St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ), M&A activity may start to circulate in the heart care device sector.
7/30/15 1:39PM
A drop in commodity prices, a differentiated product line and streamlined operations are helping Pepsi (PEP) pull even further away from its rival Coke.
7/30/15 12:10PM
There are a number of strategies for retiring your mortgage early. And it's easier than you think.
7/30/15 12:08PM
You don't think you need insurance until it's too late. Here are some common insurance gaps you need to plug up now.
7/30/15 11:12AM
It's fairly easy to do some homework and determine how a charity spends your donations, but frauds still manage to take in millions each year.
7/30/15 10:37AM
Those tantalizing credit card offers crammed in your mailbox are appealing, but many are fraught with a multitude of fees.
7/30/15 9:47AM
What Many People Think About Moving to Panama, Belize, or Nicaragua Is Just Plain Wrong
7/30/15 9:06AM
Many credit cards offer hidden protections and benefits that can save you time and money.
7/30/15 8:41AM
If you're so worried about saving for your retirement, then why aren't you expanding your retirement plan beyond what your employer is offering?
7/30/15 8:18AM
Community banks may get the biggest benefits when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, but they'll have to wait the longest to see them.
7/30/15 8:01AM
CreditCards.com compiled information from the top twenty-five cities across the country to uncover the different credit card treatment trends on a city-by-city basis.
7/30/15 6:00AM
Allstate has a solid balance sheet and a bullish chart.
7/29/15 5:28PM
No credit due: GIs transitioning to jane and joe college are exploited by for-profit colleges for their federal benefits
7/29/15 3:33PM

Latest News for Borrowers

MasterCard investors may be getting a free ride off the back of Visa's costly reentry into European credit markets.
7/30/15 2:51PM
Student loan refinancing and improved loan servicing are on the agenda of state-level organizers.
7/30/15 2:46PM
A drop in commodity prices, a differentiated product line and streamlined operations are helping Pepsi (PEP) pull even further away from its rival Coke.
7/30/15 12:10PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Student loan refinancing and improved loan servicing are on the agenda of state-level organizers.
7/30/15 2:46PM
One-third of all Americans are now in the gig economy. Will they ever get out?
7/30/15 2:02PM
What Many People Think About Moving to Panama, Belize, or Nicaragua Is Just Plain Wrong
7/30/15 9:06AM

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

With Thoratec Corp. (THOR) off the market following its recent purchase by St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ), M&A activity may start to circulate in the heart care device sector.
7/30/15 1:39PM
You don't think you need insurance until it's too late. Here are some common insurance gaps you need to plug up now.
7/30/15 11:12AM
Allstate has a solid balance sheet and a bullish chart.
7/29/15 5:28PM

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