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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

The age of austerity isn't over, but it should be, says the 'bond king,' who co-founded Pimco. Until governments invest in projects that create demand, he recommends holding cash.
9/2/15 12:58PM
Are you banking in the wrong place? 101 million Americans can't be wrong.
9/2/15 12:14PM
New foreclosures are getting less common, but foreclosed properties are still a huge segment of some cities' real estate markets thanks to banks purging them from their stockpiles.
9/2/15 10:43AM
Many younger retirement savers aren't looking for help with financial advisors, and here's why.
9/2/15 9:58AM
Having an allowance arrangement with your child has multiple advantages - especially in making them money savvy.
9/2/15 9:08AM
Market volatility led some advisers to tell clients to ignore their statements. That's dangerous advice in an era when hackers can steal from your account and reimbursement comes with caveats.
9/2/15 8:45AM
Merit raises are largely a thing of the past. So how do you get a pay increase?
9/2/15 8:42AM
Brokers who tell clients to ignore their brokerage statements during times of market volatility are giving dangerous advice, according to Susan Antilla, Founding Fellow at TheStreet.
9/2/15 8:32AM
The American workplace still has a long way to go when it comes to gender equality, but in technology women have made some amazing inroads in a short time.
9/1/15 3:25PM
The average cost of books every year is $1,200. And then there's everything else you need to go back to college.
9/1/15 11:53AM
While it's great that you're saving for retirement, doing so in a plan that you can't understand or use properly isn't going to help you as much as it could.
9/1/15 11:27AM
Individual investors should avoid overreacting amid the volatility despite the fact that the S&P 500 benchmark index has returned to its normal levels.
9/1/15 10:25AM
The minivan isn't the dominant family car that it once was, but the seven remaining options give families a lot to consider heading into the school year.
9/1/15 9:46AM
Nicaragua has changed, and is definitely worth consideration as a place to live for North American expatriates.
9/1/15 9:12AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Are you banking in the wrong place? 101 million Americans can't be wrong.
9/2/15 12:14PM
New foreclosures are getting less common, but foreclosed properties are still a huge segment of some cities' real estate markets thanks to banks purging them from their stockpiles.
9/2/15 10:43AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The age of austerity isn't over, but it should be, says the 'bond king,' who co-founded Pimco. Until governments invest in projects that create demand, he recommends holding cash.
9/2/15 12:58PM
Many younger retirement savers aren't looking for help with financial advisors, and here's why.
9/2/15 9:58AM
Market volatility led some advisers to tell clients to ignore their statements. That's dangerous advice in an era when hackers can steal from your account and reimbursement comes with caveats.
9/2/15 8:45AM

Latest News on Taxes

Millennials were more cautious and frugal with their money after the recession, but reaction to a potential rise in interest rates shows the rest of us aren't much bolder.
8/21/15 8:25AM
Sentimental attachment to a block of shares inherited from parent or grandparent is a luxury few investors can afford.
8/21/15 6:55AM
If you thought managing risk in your retirement portfolio by diversifying asset allocation was tricky, wait until you meet distribution diversification.
8/18/15 1:41PM

Latest News on Insurance

Finances may be a bigger factor than fear when it comes to avoiding the dentist’s chair. Finding affordable dental care is possible with a little effort.
8/27/15 11:00AM
Finances may be a bigger factor than fear when it comes to avoiding the dentist.
8/27/15 10:03AM

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