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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

Airstream has long evoked images of wide-open travel and inspired feelings of wanderlust. But with steep price tags, such adventures have long been the rarified opportunity of the well-heeled.
7/31/15 10:51AM
With credit card companies offering various promotions, deals and programs, what credit cards provide the best options for parents and students looking to save on back-to-school shopping in August?
7/31/15 10:33AM
You're better off planning for frivolous spending than pretending you'll never do it.
7/31/15 10:31AM
Debt settlement advertising is everywhere. But is it ever the best option?
7/31/15 9:39AM
The impact on your credit report probably isn't what you think when you take out student loans.
7/31/15 9:11AM
You probably get lots of offers for new credit cards. But should you take advantage of them?
7/31/15 8:49AM
Chances are, you're not quite set. Here are a few important financial nuances you need to consider.
7/31/15 6:43AM
Student loan refinancing and improved loan servicing are on the agenda of state-level organizers.
7/30/15 2:46PM
One-third of all Americans are now in the gig economy. Will they ever get out?
7/30/15 2:02PM
With Thoratec Corp. (THOR) off the market following its recent purchase by St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ), M&A activity may start to circulate in the heart care device sector.
7/30/15 1:39PM
A drop in commodity prices, a differentiated product line and streamlined operations are helping Pepsi (PEP) pull even further away from its rival Coke.
7/30/15 12:10PM
There are a number of strategies for retiring your mortgage early. And it's easier than you think.
7/30/15 12:08PM
You don't think you need insurance until it's too late. Here are some common insurance gaps you need to plug up now.
7/30/15 11:12AM
It's fairly easy to do some homework and determine how a charity spends your donations, but frauds still manage to take in millions each year.
7/30/15 10:37AM
Those tantalizing credit card offers crammed in your mailbox are appealing, but many are fraught with a multitude of fees.
7/30/15 9:47AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Airstream has long evoked images of wide-open travel and inspired feelings of wanderlust. But with steep price tags, such adventures have long been the rarified opportunity of the well-heeled.
7/31/15 10:51AM
With credit card companies offering various promotions, deals and programs, what credit cards provide the best options for parents and students looking to save on back-to-school shopping in August?
7/31/15 10:33AM
You're better off planning for frivolous spending than pretending you'll never do it.
7/31/15 10:31AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The impact on your credit report probably isn't what you think when you take out student loans.
7/31/15 9:11AM
Chances are, you're not quite set. Here are a few important financial nuances you need to consider.
7/31/15 6:43AM
Student loan refinancing and improved loan servicing are on the agenda of state-level organizers.
7/30/15 2:46PM

Latest News on Taxes

The gifts you receive are in the clear, but the gifts you give are subject to taxes.
7/21/15 5:03PM
Higher taxes on cigarettes aren't helping stub out teen smoking like they once did: Millennials are bucking demographic trends, once again.
7/17/15 3:50PM
Same sex couples who are tying the knot should plan out their money matters first.
7/8/15 12:28PM

Latest News on Insurance

With Thoratec Corp. (THOR) off the market following its recent purchase by St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ), M&A activity may start to circulate in the heart care device sector.
7/30/15 1:39PM
You don't think you need insurance until it's too late. Here are some common insurance gaps you need to plug up now.
7/30/15 11:12AM
Allstate has a solid balance sheet and a bullish chart.
7/29/15 5:28PM

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