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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

As life expectancy increases, so does the amount of financial planning needed to sustain a comfortable retirement. Do you know what to do?
5/29/15 5:34PM
A sad day for American Express (AXP) as President Ed Gilligan passed away after 35 years at the company.
5/29/15 4:50PM
Shares of Humana (HUM) ended Friday's trading session up 20 percent, making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
5/29/15 4:46PM
As life expectancy increases, so does the amount of financial planning needed to sustain a comfortable retirement.
5/29/15 4:37PM
Google’s (GOOG) introduction of Android Pay is another sign of the growth in mobile payments, according to an executive at MasterCard (MA).
5/29/15 3:43PM
All of the schools on this list have a higher tuition than the average four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
5/29/15 2:18PM
Retirees can be especially vulnerable to sudden financial troubles and expenses -- anything from unexpected bills to market downturns.
5/29/15 1:02PM
A 401(k) rollover is not always the right move, but often it's the most convenient. Regulators are working to give you more options for your retirement accounts.
5/29/15 9:27AM
There are 100,000 acknowledged victims in this data breach, but we may all be losers.
5/29/15 9:00AM
Here are the five best credit cards to help seniors earn cash back, rack up travel rewards or pay down debt.
5/29/15 8:46AM
The U.S. may be in a second Gilded Age, but don't expect it to last. Billionaires today have new philanthropic opportunities and face increasing social resentment of their wealth.
5/28/15 12:21PM
The nation's top luxury homebuilder came out with mixed numbers for its quarter, and the market overreacted negatively. Here's why you should put Toll Brothers in your portfolio long term.
5/28/15 10:31AM
A short-term simulation of retirement can reveal financial -- and emotional -- considerations. Here's how to plan a trial retirement.
5/28/15 10:04AM
For retirees, starting a business at retirement can be a good source of income. But often one serious issue stands in the way.
5/28/15 9:55AM
As exchange-traded funds or ETFs have become more popular, some investors now only own these baskets of stocks instead of mutual funds in their retirement portfolio.
5/28/15 9:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

A sad day for American Express (AXP) as President Ed Gilligan passed away after 35 years at the company.
5/29/15 4:50PM
Google’s (GOOG) introduction of Android Pay is another sign of the growth in mobile payments, according to an executive at MasterCard (MA).
5/29/15 3:43PM
Here are the five best credit cards to help seniors earn cash back, rack up travel rewards or pay down debt.
5/29/15 8:46AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

As life expectancy increases, so does the amount of financial planning needed to sustain a comfortable retirement. Do you know what to do?
5/29/15 5:34PM
As life expectancy increases, so does the amount of financial planning needed to sustain a comfortable retirement.
5/29/15 4:37PM
Retirees can be especially vulnerable to sudden financial troubles and expenses -- anything from unexpected bills to market downturns.
5/29/15 1:02PM

Latest News on Taxes

Consider this tax-efficient alternative to a long-recommended retirement withdrawal strategy.
5/18/15 10:41AM
Uncle Sam generally wants a quarter of your lottery, casino, sweepstakes or even keno winnings over a certain amount. But there are ways to reduce the hurt.
5/11/15 10:22AM
Cash-strapped states are cracking down on domicile law, so it helps to commit to your tax-free second home if you want the breaks that come with it.
4/30/15 8:30AM

Latest News on Insurance

A sad day for American Express (AXP) as President Ed Gilligan passed away after 35 years at the company.
5/29/15 4:50PM
Shares of Humana (HUM) ended Friday's trading session up 20 percent, making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
5/29/15 4:46PM
As life expectancy increases, so does the amount of financial planning needed to sustain a comfortable retirement.
5/29/15 4:37PM

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