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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

For the week of April 27, Wall Street awaits earnings from Apple (AAPL), Twitter (TWTR), Ford (F), CVS Health (CVS), United Parcel Service (UPS), MasterCard (MA), Visa (V) and more.
4/26/15 12:00PM
Head to New England if you want to live in some of the safest states in the U.S.
4/25/15 11:19AM
Living in states in the South may cost less compared to Northern counterparts, but they are some of the most dangerous states in the country.
4/25/15 11:19AM
Which state has the best school districts for kindergarten through 12th grade? Hint: Its neighbor is New York.
4/25/15 10:13AM
The worst schools in the U.S. as ranked by WalletHub seem to be concentrated in two geographical areas - the southwest and the Gulf Coast.
4/25/15 10:13AM
Buying a home is exciting, but the costs can add up quickly. It's important to build room into your budget for the hidden costs of buying a home.
4/24/15 5:16PM
Statistically the summer months are prime time to sell real estate.
4/24/15 4:47PM
Investors seeking to minimize interest rate risk in the face of looming Fed rate hikes should seek out a short term bond fund.
4/24/15 11:00AM
Building up a gold standard credit score takes a lot of hard work and meticulous financial planning. So you've definitely earned the financial perks you're now entitled to.
4/23/15 4:31PM
If you have credit card debt, chances are you're getting slammed with sky high interest charges.
4/23/15 3:31PM
Employees need all the financial help they can get, and increasingly it's up to employers to help out.
4/23/15 11:00AM
MasterCard (MA) stock rallied on a new opportunity in China, making it TheStreet's Move of the Day.
4/22/15 5:15PM
A lot of people think that a low credit score puts an end to property buying.
4/22/15 3:08PM
As the Federal Reserve prepares to hike interest rates later this year, maintaining dividend stocks in your 401(k) or IRA remains a sound investment.
4/21/15 4:37PM
With 50 percent of Millennials living from paycheck to paycheck, owning a home is a daunting financial commitment.
4/21/15 11:08AM

Latest News for Borrowers

For the week of April 27, Wall Street awaits earnings from Apple (AAPL), Twitter (TWTR), Ford (F), CVS Health (CVS), United Parcel Service (UPS), MasterCard (MA), Visa (V) and more.
4/26/15 12:00PM
Living in states in the South may cost less compared to Northern counterparts, but they are some of the most dangerous states in the country.
4/25/15 11:19AM
Buying a home is exciting, but the costs can add up quickly. It's important to build room into your budget for the hidden costs of buying a home.
4/24/15 5:16PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Employees need all the financial help they can get, and increasingly it's up to employers to help out.
4/23/15 11:00AM
Millennials make less than any other generation, but that shouldn't stop them from investing
4/17/15 11:24AM
BlackRock already has 7% of the asset-management market already under its watch, and it looks to be increasing its position -- and its profit margins.
4/15/15 3:56PM

Latest News on Taxes

Do you live in one of these five elite education states?
4/18/15 9:12AM
If you're going to miss the deadline for filing your taxes, you have options -- but they're limited.
4/15/15 3:47PM
Your tax refund can change from year to year for a variety of reasons.
4/15/15 6:30AM

Latest News on Insurance

Buying a home is exciting, but the costs can add up quickly. It's important to build room into your budget for the hidden costs of buying a home.
4/24/15 5:16PM
A lot of people think that a low credit score puts an end to property buying.
4/22/15 3:08PM
UnitedHealth (UNH) beat earnings estimates and raised its expectations for the rest of the year.
4/16/15 8:10AM

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