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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

Shares of Humana and WellPoint are falling in Wednesday trading after both health insurers reported lower second-quarter profit, despite significant revenue growth.
7/30/14 1:22PM
Tesla is never just about the numbers, at least that's what Wedbush Securities analyst Craig Irwin believes.
7/30/14 12:45PM
The rich recovered from the recession and the poor and middle class did not, losing ground on median household income.
7/30/14 11:00AM
Most job openings are never advertised or posted, which means tapping a network is an essential resource to uncover opportunities.
7/30/14 9:00AM
It appears that more and more people were paying with their Amex cards in the latest quarter as profits at the credit card company grew 10% from 2013.
7/29/14 5:31PM
Housing sector equities could begin a trend lower as economic data continues to signal weakness.
7/29/14 1:23PM
Consumer confidence for July jumps to 90.9, the highest reading since October 2007 as the economy was slipping into a recession.
7/29/14 11:34AM
The growth of Accountable Care Organizations in the general insurance market is benefiting big health insurers. Here's how.
7/29/14 11:28AM
Long-term care industry insurance carriers each have different ways to calculate costs and fees, and that makes getting a good policy hard to do alone.
7/29/14 11:00AM
It's a tough racket, and buying a home and later selling it for more doesn't always equal a profit, even if the home sells for substantially more.
7/29/14 10:00AM
Aetna's Q2 profits came in at $1.52 a share as revenue climbed 26% to $14.5 billion. Aetna also said it was optimistic about the remainder of 2014.
7/29/14 9:08AM
Your age, sex and whether you smoke can hike your insurance costs more than you might guess. But there are ways to lower those costs too.
7/29/14 9:00AM
The NFL preseason kicks off with Sunday's Hall of Fame game, but even those early matchups get bigger ratings than anything else networks can offer.
7/29/14 8:30AM
Zillow chief executive officer Spencer Rascoff weighs in on the choppy picture of the housing market right now.
7/28/14 8:00PM
Way too many investors make mistakes over and over again that could easily reduce the value of their 401(k) plans.
7/28/14 11:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

It appears that more and more people were paying with their Amex cards in the latest quarter as profits at the credit card company grew 10% from 2013.
7/29/14 5:31PM
Housing sector equities could begin a trend lower as economic data continues to signal weakness.
7/29/14 1:23PM
Consumer confidence for July jumps to 90.9, the highest reading since October 2007 as the economy was slipping into a recession.
7/29/14 11:34AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Way too many investors make mistakes over and over again that could easily reduce the value of their 401(k) plans.
7/28/14 11:00AM
IRAs are a good way to save for retirement, but they're not going to help all that much if you're not putting money into them regularly.
7/28/14 9:00AM
If something happens to you, will your children be taken care of financially? Here's what you need to know about your child and will.
7/28/14 7:30AM

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

Shares of Humana and WellPoint are falling in Wednesday trading after both health insurers reported lower second-quarter profit, despite significant revenue growth.
7/30/14 1:22PM
Tesla is never just about the numbers, at least that's what Wedbush Securities analyst Craig Irwin believes.
7/30/14 12:45PM
The growth of Accountable Care Organizations in the general insurance market is benefiting big health insurers. Here's how.
7/29/14 11:28AM

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