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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

These tips will help build and create a plan to maximize your retirement goal if you are saving money in a 401(k).
7/7/15 12:22PM
While more than half of U.S. employees report feeling overworked, 85% are still motivated and happy at work.
7/7/15 11:21AM
Many travelers remain unaware of programs that help you breeze through airport security and customs.
7/7/15 10:21AM
U.S. stocks opened steady Tuesday, as European leaders gather in Brussels to discuss the next steps after Greek residents voted down the terms of the bailout in a referendum Sunday.
7/7/15 9:58AM
Buying COBRA means consumers should expect to pay about twice as much as a private insurance plan.
7/7/15 9:18AM
A financial advisor can charges you based on transactions or take a percentage of your managed assets, but use caution with those who claim to charge nothing.
7/7/15 8:39AM
What's holding gold back? The big issue is the currency factor of the strong U.S dollar, says Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors.
7/6/15 5:16PM
Shares of Aetna (AET) tumbled to finish Monday's regular trading session in the red after the company acquired Humana (HUM), making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
7/6/15 5:14PM
U.S. stocks survived Greece's 'no' vote with only minor losses Monday, but oil prices weren't so lucky.
7/6/15 4:28PM
With the housing market heating up, lenders are willing to help buyers grab a down payment.
7/6/15 3:48PM
Shares of Humana Inc. were up around 2.8% midday on Monday on the heels of the July 3 announcement that Aetna will acquire Humana for $37 billion.
7/6/15 3:08PM
Student loan borrowers who are in a quandary because of a recent job loss should consider that paying their federal student loans a first priority.
7/6/15 2:20PM
Robocallers still are a big nuisance, and you have to work overtime to stop them from hurting your serenity and finances.
7/6/15 12:30PM
In-kind child support -- providing necessary goods or services instead of forking over cash -- may keep dads closer to their kids and have tax benefits.
7/6/15 12:06PM
New York Fed looks study looks for student loan asset bubble that mimics the housing bubble that led to the great recession.
7/6/15 10:57AM

Latest News for Borrowers

U.S. stocks opened steady Tuesday, as European leaders gather in Brussels to discuss the next steps after Greek residents voted down the terms of the bailout in a referendum Sunday.
7/7/15 9:58AM
Buying COBRA means consumers should expect to pay about twice as much as a private insurance plan.
7/7/15 9:18AM
With the housing market heating up, lenders are willing to help buyers grab a down payment.
7/6/15 3:48PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

These tips will help build and create a plan to maximize your retirement goal if you are saving money in a 401(k).
7/7/15 12:22PM
In-kind child support -- providing necessary goods or services instead of forking over cash -- may keep dads closer to their kids and have tax benefits.
7/6/15 12:06PM
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

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

There is no doubt that the United States is leading in the emerging area of cyber insurance said Dominic Burke, CEO of the JLT Group.
7/7/15 11:31AM
Buying COBRA means consumers should expect to pay about twice as much as a private insurance plan.
7/7/15 9:18AM
Shares of Aetna (AET) tumbled to finish Monday's regular trading session in the red after the company acquired Humana (HUM), making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
7/6/15 5:14PM

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