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Personal Finance

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

The dreaded tax season is upon us, but knowing which deductions to take is only half the battle to lower the amount Uncle Sam expects.
2/13/16 10:57AM
There are areas in Portugal, Mexico and Panama where English is common, and in Belize, the main language is English.
2/13/16 9:45AM
Next time you search for a potential soul mate, you may want to think twice before swiping right. Wall Street has the same uneasiness.
2/13/16 9:05AM
Americans' past-due debt has dropped to levels not seen since before the financial crisis, signaling resilience in the U.S. economy that may allay fears of a recession.
2/12/16 3:57PM
Fintech giants like Apple and Google may have the inside track on banking's future.
2/12/16 12:37PM
Improvements to FAFSA and student loan repayment plans may get the green light from a GOP-dominated Congress.
2/12/16 10:42AM
Consider it your patriotic duty to check out these awesome deals on and around Feb. 15.
2/12/16 10:27AM
Most financial advisors are honest and diligent. But some aren't, and you need to know how to tell the difference.
2/12/16 10:11AM
Despite a global slowdown and plummeting crude oil prices, there's still only a moderate chance of a recession. But one could happen.
2/12/16 9:16AM
Hotels and resorts are raising the bar when it comes to creating romantic packages for their guests.
2/12/16 9:08AM
Saving for retirement sounds overwhelming, but can easily be planned for. Take advantage of these eight tips for saving for retirement in your 20s.
2/12/16 8:09AM
The presidential hopefuls have laid out their tax plans. Here's quick digest of what they mean for you.
2/11/16 3:59PM
While many U.S. consumers see no problem with opening credit cards and spending upwards of $500 without their partner knowing, they're only hurting themselves.
2/11/16 2:40PM
The volatility in crude oil prices amid the global glut has pushed gasoline prices down, with a Kansas station to $0.99 a gallon on Wednesday. Is this sustainable?
2/11/16 12:09PM
Will you go blind? Or save hundreds of dollars?
2/11/16 10:39AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Americans' past-due debt has dropped to levels not seen since before the financial crisis, signaling resilience in the U.S. economy that may allay fears of a recession.
2/12/16 3:57PM
Improvements to FAFSA and student loan repayment plans may get the green light from a GOP-dominated Congress.
2/12/16 10:42AM
Consider it your patriotic duty to check out these awesome deals on and around Feb. 15.
2/12/16 10:27AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

There are areas in Portugal, Mexico and Panama where English is common, and in Belize, the main language is English.
2/13/16 9:45AM
Next time you search for a potential soul mate, you may want to think twice before swiping right. Wall Street has the same uneasiness.
2/13/16 9:05AM
Improvements to FAFSA and student loan repayment plans may get the green light from a GOP-dominated Congress.
2/12/16 10:42AM

Latest News on Taxes

The dreaded tax season is upon us, but knowing which deductions to take is only half the battle to lower the amount Uncle Sam expects.
2/13/16 10:57AM
The presidential hopefuls have laid out their tax plans. Here's quick digest of what they mean for you.
2/11/16 3:59PM
There's no law that says you have to spend a tax refund - use it to grow wealthier, instead
2/11/16 8:57AM

Latest News on Insurance

After AIG management opted for a smaller streamlining plan than Carl Icahn wanted, the embattled insurer offered the activist billionaire a seat on its board.
2/12/16 9:07AM
Why pay more for auto insurance just because you rent. Stand and fight, and know that major consumer groups have your back.
2/10/16 12:36PM
Almost 88% of life insurance policies go unused or are surrendered. But consumers should know they have other options.
2/2/16 1:55PM

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