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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

M&A has, indeed, become the new growth strategy in the first half of 2015.
7/3/15 7:10PM
If you hate crowds and high prices, steer clear of these destinations this summer.
7/3/15 11:59AM
Some airports offer free tours for people with long layovers, connecting travelers with English speaking guides and transportation to top tourist sites. Here’s where the trend is emerging.
7/3/15 11:29AM
If the Federal Reserve raises the funds rate, it's going to have an effect on fixed income retirement investments such as bonds. However, all is not lost.
7/3/15 11:10AM
Thinking of retiring? Don't head to Florida. It didn't make the list of the top 10 places to retire. But some of the states that did may surprise you.
7/3/15 8:15AM
Younger Americans are clearly spooked about a stable retirement - and are taking action to get one.
7/2/15 11:13AM
The latest MBA weekly data show mortgage applications dropped 4.7% while mortgage rates ticked up to their highest level since last October. Does this spell bad news for the future?
7/2/15 9:36AM
Checking account rates may not be top shelf, but there are good deals out there - if you think "small".
7/2/15 9:13AM
U.S. investors may be having a long holiday weekend, but Greece's debt crisis definitely is not.
7/2/15 8:43AM
Summer travelers can make common - and costly - mistakes with auto rental insurance.
7/2/15 8:09AM
While the percentage of employees investing in their 401(k) jumped 13% between 2011 and 2015, only slightly more than half of Millennials now participate in their plans.
7/2/15 7:21AM
The fantastic deals at these major retailers are sure to inspire hefty savings to go with your dose of patriotism.
7/2/15 6:52AM
Manhattan real estate prices are going through the roof. Average apartment prices hit record highs in the second quarter, up 11 per cent from last year's numbers.
7/1/15 7:54PM
The giant insurer finished Thursday's trading session up dramatically after the company was acquired by peer ACE.
7/1/15 6:25PM
Jim Cramer likes Soutwest (LUV), isn't a fan of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) and will soon have a 'surprise' piece on McDonald's (MCD).
7/1/15 2:40PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Mortgage-backed bonds and securitized loans are a better place to be than Treasuries as growth in the U.S. starts to pick up.
7/3/15 5:59AM
The latest MBA weekly data show mortgage applications dropped 4.7% while mortgage rates ticked up to their highest level since last October. Does this spell bad news for the future?
7/2/15 9:36AM
Checking account rates may not be top shelf, but there are good deals out there - if you think "small".
7/2/15 9:13AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Thinking of retiring? Don't head to Florida. It didn't make the list of the top 10 places to retire. But some of the states that did may surprise you.
7/3/15 8:15AM
Younger Americans are clearly spooked about a stable retirement - and are taking action to get one.
7/2/15 11:13AM
U.S. investors may be having a long holiday weekend, but Greece's debt crisis definitely is not.
7/2/15 8:43AM

Latest News on Taxes

Janis Cowhey, a partner at the accounting firm Marcum, said the ruling will also lead to a boom in the marriage business and require same-sex couples to review their finances.
6/26/15 4:41PM
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.
6/26/15 10:15AM
Too many real estate investors fail to take advantage of 1031 exchanges to defer capital gains taxes.
6/19/15 2:57PM

Latest News on Insurance

M&A has, indeed, become the new growth strategy in the first half of 2015.
7/3/15 7:10PM
The giant insurer finished Thursday's trading session up dramatically after the company was acquired by peer ACE.
7/1/15 6:25PM
Jim Cramer likes Soutwest (LUV), isn't a fan of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) and will soon have a 'surprise' piece on McDonald's (MCD).
7/1/15 2:40PM

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