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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

The stream of companies undergoing inversions will continue until the U.
7/22/14 2:38PM
News about volatility in the the U.S. real estate market looks like cause for concern, but a little analysis paints a more reassuring picture.
7/22/14 11:00AM
Our health as a nation may be improving thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but that won't help much if individuals don't stop their bad habits.
7/22/14 9:00AM
Living in some states can really dent your wallet with a teen driver, with New Hampshire being the worst. The sole state that won't punish you? Hawaii.
7/21/14 11:00AM
Plenty of Americans are using cashing while safer, higher-security cards await their rollout.
7/21/14 9:30AM
Nearly a quarter of families started back-to-school shopping two months early last year. Here's the smartest way to do it.
7/21/14 9:00AM
Craft beer knows it's July, but the end of this month is typically the end of their summer beer schedule. These refreshing varieties are fading fast.
7/21/14 8:30AM
Don’t let your summer attire make your boss or clients question your professional judgment.
7/21/14 7:30AM
Darden is clinging to the dying Olive Garden chain after spinning off lifeless Red Lobster. Turning a fake Italian restaurant into Panera Bread isn't the answer.
7/19/14 12:00PM
The idea of owning a second home and renting it out for profit might seem appealing, even if you aren't part of the one percent.
7/18/14 3:26PM
Will the stock market suffer another 57% decline? The S&P 500 had a 49% drop from just a few years before the Great Recession.
7/18/14 12:00PM
Medical-records company Athenahealth is now up 26% since its lows after David Einhorn's disclosed his short position. The P/E ratio is lofty, no doubt, but the trend is Athena's friend.
7/18/14 11:39AM
Pinching pennies where you can is critical to the household college budget, and so is teaching your kid some financial literacy.
7/18/14 11:00AM
The world's team have left Brazil, but there's another World Cup coming a year from now -- as well as an event that's arguably the biggest in all of soccer.
7/18/14 8:30AM
If the summer weather has you dreaming of buying a beach home, look at these great towns where property can cost as little as $191,189.
7/18/14 8:15AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Plenty of Americans are using cashing while safer, higher-security cards await their rollout.
7/21/14 9:30AM
The idea of owning a second home and renting it out for profit might seem appealing, even if you aren't part of the one percent.
7/18/14 3:26PM
Pinching pennies where you can is critical to the household college budget, and so is teaching your kid some financial literacy.
7/18/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Will the stock market suffer another 57% decline? The S&P 500 had a 49% drop from just a few years before the Great Recession.
7/18/14 12:00PM
Obsessing about stock index performance could make you abandon wise asset-allocation decisions and engage in panic buying or selling that could decimate your portfolio.
7/11/14 11:05AM
Older Americans are putting off talking about retirement preparedness, eldercare and estate planning, and Fidelity says it's not helping.
7/10/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

The stream of companies undergoing inversions will continue until the U.
7/22/14 2:38PM
As the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act goes into effect today, foreign banks are now required to reveal American accounts holding more than $50,000.
7/1/14 1:37PM
On Tuesday, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act went into effect, requiring foreign banks to reveal American accounts holding more than $50,000.
7/1/14 12:49PM

Latest News on Insurance

Living in some states can really dent your wallet with a teen driver, with New Hampshire being the worst. The sole state that won't punish you? Hawaii.
7/21/14 11:00AM
Medical-records company Athenahealth is now up 26% since its lows after David Einhorn's disclosed his short position. The P/E ratio is lofty, no doubt, but the trend is Athena's friend.
7/18/14 11:39AM
With new customers on the exchanges and new policy incentives to hold down payouts, health insurers are seeing happy days.
7/17/14 3:33PM

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