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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

Some Vanguard investors have formed their own tribe around Vanguard's ultra-cheap mutual funds and the company's founder. Now they're getting together for a meeting of the minds.
10/22/14 2:55PM
It's been a long ride for Chrysler since its 2009 bankruptcy filing: the company's financial state put its brand in jeopardy, and was then jettisoned by the U.
10/22/14 8:02AM
Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude coverage from some of its general liability policies.
10/22/14 7:47AM
The chair of the Federal Reserve fears that the cost of college is so great that more people won’t be able to matriculate, much less spring for a used car.
10/21/14 12:06PM
Americans are expected to spend over $600 billion this holiday season. So it's important to have a credit card that offers cash back, low interest rates and other features.
10/21/14 6:10AM
College tuition costs may be climbing, but that doesn't mean these colleges are hurting financially.
10/21/14 6:00AM
Recent breaches mean you'll have to learn a new way to use credit and debit cards soon. The good news is they're safer.
10/20/14 6:10AM
A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week prompts millions of Americans to ask if they should refinance their mortgages to sub-4% rates.
10/19/14 6:04PM
From Kiss start Gene Simmons to giant-slayer Matt Taibbi, here are eight books you should buy this week.
10/18/14 11:20AM
The good news is some of the most popular SUVs are getting more fuel-efficient. Here are 14 that can save you the most in annual gas expenses.
10/18/14 9:40AM
Nineteen states could generate nearly half a billion dollars in new business if they allowed gay marriage, according to a national think tank.
10/18/14 9:15AM
A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
10/17/14 3:26PM
As the threat heightens, people now wonder if animals can spread the disease.
10/16/14 11:25AM
Netflix (NFLX) and American Express (AXP) are upgraded but a downgrade for eBay (EBAY) in Thursday's Analysts' Actions.
10/16/14 11:07AM
Young investors have the advantage of a long time horizon so they should buy beaten-down value stocks as opposed to high multiple growth names.
10/16/14 11:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

The chair of the Federal Reserve fears that the cost of college is so great that more people won’t be able to matriculate, much less spring for a used car.
10/21/14 12:06PM
Americans are expected to spend over $600 billion this holiday season. So it's important to have a credit card that offers cash back, low interest rates and other features.
10/21/14 6:10AM
College tuition costs may be climbing, but that doesn't mean these colleges are hurting financially.
10/21/14 6:00AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Some Vanguard investors have formed their own tribe around Vanguard's ultra-cheap mutual funds and the company's founder. Now they're getting together for a meeting of the minds.
10/22/14 2:55PM
College tuition costs may be climbing, but that doesn't mean these colleges are hurting financially.
10/21/14 6:00AM
Nineteen states could generate nearly half a billion dollars in new business if they allowed gay marriage, according to a national think tank.
10/18/14 9:15AM

Latest News on Taxes

The European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recovered.
9/30/14 12:02PM
The Treasury Department announced on Monday revisions to the U.S. tax code that would discourage U.S.-based companies from moving their headquarters overseas in an effort to reduce their tax bills.
9/23/14 11:24AM
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

Latest News on Insurance

It's been a long ride for Chrysler since its 2009 bankruptcy filing: the company's financial state put its brand in jeopardy, and was then jettisoned by the U.
10/22/14 8:02AM
Global property and casualty insurer Ace Ltd. says it may exclude coverage from some of its general liability policies.
10/22/14 7:47AM
A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
10/17/14 3:26PM

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