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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

Advertising executive Richard Kirshenbaum, the self-proclaimed 'bad boy' of advertising during the 1990s, dishes on his best and worst investments in the world of gouaches, sculptures and photography.
9/18/14 1:19PM
Too many Americans are following a trend of saving woefully too little and spending too much - thus racking up loads of debt.
9/18/14 11:36AM
Check Point Software is an inexpensive stock in the growing cyber-security arena, said Jeff Reeves, author of 'The Frugal Investor's Guide to Finding Great Stocks'.
9/17/14 5:40PM
Auto industry sales are at their best pace since the beginning of 2006, and that means 4 million more auto loan accounts in just a year.
9/17/14 12:15PM
U.S. markets opened slightly higher Wednesday as traders wait to see what the Federal Reserve has to say on interest rates.
9/17/14 9:49AM
Rackspace shares plunged after the company announced it ended its formal review process and would remain an independent company, removing speculation the company would be sold.
9/17/14 8:53AM
Shares of Sears Holdings tumbled on Tuesday making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
9/16/14 5:24PM
The percentage of temporary workers in the U.S. labor force rises to a record high as full-time work gets scarce and companies streamline.
9/16/14 12:56PM
Wealthy parents need to set work expectations for their children and offer themselves as role models, said Coventry Edwards-Pitt, author of "Raised Healthy, Wealthy & Wise".
9/16/14 10:11AM
Today's youthful Gen Y adults are living the 'peace and love' lifestyle that Baby Boomers only talked about.
9/15/14 2:53PM
Equipment lender United Rentals and hospital operator Universal Health Services will be added to the S&P 500 effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19.
9/15/14 1:42PM
Starbucks competitors including McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts would be wise to carve their own seasonal niches rather than copy a pumpkin-spiced favorite.
9/14/14 9:00AM
Many who oppose new climate policies argue it could do damage to the American economy. But a recent study finds health cost savings might actually outweigh the costs.
9/13/14 12:00PM
A survey of college students shows 44% expect to still be paying off their student loans as retirement approaches.
9/13/14 8:00AM
Apple is teaming up with Visa, MasterCard and big banks like Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo for its Apple Pay service.
9/12/14 5:59PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Too many Americans are following a trend of saving woefully too little and spending too much - thus racking up loads of debt.
9/18/14 11:36AM
Check Point Software is an inexpensive stock in the growing cyber-security arena, said Jeff Reeves, author of 'The Frugal Investor's Guide to Finding Great Stocks'.
9/17/14 5:40PM
Auto industry sales are at their best pace since the beginning of 2006, and that means 4 million more auto loan accounts in just a year.
9/17/14 12:15PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Today's youthful Gen Y adults are living the 'peace and love' lifestyle that Baby Boomers only talked about.
9/15/14 2:53PM
When sharing your fortune with someone else you need to understand the tax implications so your good intentions don’t come back to bite.
9/12/14 12:24PM
We're not only inclined to share the last piece of dessert, but to take care of families through retirement, estate planning and life insurance, a health care industry survey finds.
9/5/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

Rackspace shares plunged after the company announced it ended its formal review process and would remain an independent company, removing speculation the company would be sold.
9/17/14 8:53AM
What's the best way to avoid a big tax hit on your retirement funds: An IRA, a Roth IRA, a 401(k), stocks or mutual funds? Answer? All of them.
9/4/14 8:30AM
Burger King is raising some eyebrows by claiming that by becoming a Canada based entity, its tax savings will be minimal.
9/3/14 12:45PM

Latest News on Insurance

Equipment lender United Rentals and hospital operator Universal Health Services will be added to the S&P 500 effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19.
9/15/14 1:42PM
Many who oppose new climate policies argue it could do damage to the American economy. But a recent study finds health cost savings might actually outweigh the costs.
9/13/14 12:00PM
Rental car company Hertz said it will add three candidates nominated by Carl Icahn to its board of directors in order to avoid a proxy battle.
9/12/14 3:42PM

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