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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

With a high analyst price target of $43, which suggests a premium of roughly 30%, VeriFone is a solid stock for investors looking to get paid in 2015.
12/16/14 6:54PM
Over-the-top streaming will be the major 'disruptor' in the consumer discretionary sector in 2015, said Scott Kessler, Deputy Director of Global Equity Research at S&P Capital IQ.
12/16/14 9:40AM
Now is the time to bet on a payments-industry leader with plenty of tailwind heading into 2015.
12/15/14 1:42PM
Economic growth in the U.S. is set to accelerate in 2015 as employment continues to rise and wages will soon follow suit. An economic outlook for 2015.
12/15/14 12:19PM
The House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night, after President Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints.
12/12/14 5:31PM
Insurance company MetLife said Friday that its board approved spending up to $1 billion more to buy back its own stock.
12/12/14 3:21PM
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and says it will add about 179,000 cars to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.
12/12/14 1:37PM
Milder weather should help decrease consumer expenditures on home heating compared with last winter.
12/12/14 12:30PM
Rather than racking up the credit card debt, this generation of Americans is cutting spending and making a habit of thrifty living.
12/12/14 9:35AM
VeriFone is worth looking at ahead of its earnings report on Monday. Why? The opportunities in payment technology companies are vast.
12/11/14 4:08PM
Verifone will report fourth quarter earnings Monday. The company exemplifies just how vast the opportunities are in the payment technology space.
12/11/14 2:08PM
Bankrate.com's latest healthcare report numbers show that Millennials prefer high premium health plans with a low deductible.
12/10/14 2:35PM
Mobile payments company Square continues to grow, announcing on Wednesday some impressive figures on its expanding footprint.
12/10/14 12:42PM
Proper tax planning now will help you reduce taxes on investment gains, as well as take advantage of tactics that might not be available in the future.
12/10/14 9:30AM
Although you might not be able to quit your day job, you can start making a little bit of extra scratch by using your credit cards the right way.
12/9/14 12:17PM

Latest News for Borrowers

On Deck Capital will become the latest nontraditional lender to take on the public markets as its shares begin trading Wednesday.
12/17/14 10:01AM
With a high analyst price target of $43, which suggests a premium of roughly 30%, VeriFone is a solid stock for investors looking to get paid in 2015.
12/16/14 6:54PM
Cramer points out that the upgrade cycle for millions of payment terminals in the U.S. means that VeriFone Systems stands to benefit hugely.
12/16/14 12:33PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night, after President Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints.
12/12/14 5:31PM
Still trying to figure out what to get the children on your list for the holidays? How about the gift of higher education.
12/3/14 5:41PM
Student loan debt is a major problem. But some colleges load students with less debt than others.
12/2/14 11:31AM

Latest News on Taxes

Proper tax planning now will help you reduce taxes on investment gains, as well as take advantage of tactics that might not be available in the future.
12/10/14 9:30AM
Investors, now is the time to start taking steps to lower the amount of cash you'll have to fork over to Uncle Sam in April.
12/4/14 6:10AM
U.S. expats are renouncing citizenship in large numbers in response to a new tax law that extends Uncle Sam's reach across the borders.
11/10/14 12:51PM

Latest News on Insurance

Insurance company MetLife said Friday that its board approved spending up to $1 billion more to buy back its own stock.
12/12/14 3:21PM
Chrysler is bowing to demands from U.S. safety regulators and says it will add about 179,000 cars to a recall for air bags that could explode with too much force.
12/12/14 1:37PM
Bankrate.com's latest healthcare report numbers show that Millennials prefer high premium health plans with a low deductible.
12/10/14 2:35PM

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