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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

Toll Brothers, the biggest luxury home builder in the U.S., reported earnings on Wednesday that beat analyst estimates, and raised its average selling price forecast for 2015.
5/27/15 1:07PM
Despite the advent of automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans, Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are still not saving enough money for retirement.
5/27/15 10:27AM
State-sponsored retirement plans for employees of small businesses are gaining favor.
5/26/15 5:24PM
While the thought likely crosses people’s mind when they checkup on their 401(k), most don’t think about dying with no money.
5/26/15 5:17PM
This mountain resort is offering a more challenging retreat to build competitive spirit among employees.
5/26/15 4:17PM
Making enough money to retire early is a great achievement but also comes with its own share of difficult decisions.
5/26/15 3:58PM
Those aged 60 and older are the top targets of fraudsters, and if you're aging in place in your long-time home, there are plenty of ways you can get conned.
5/26/15 1:20PM
Stocks plummeted on stronger economic data which exacerbated fears the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates sooner than expected.
5/26/15 11:58AM
One of the biggest fears for retiring Baby Boomers is outliving their savings. But that's the reality facing more Americans.
5/26/15 11:33AM
Funds that manage retirement income payouts have been, so far, mostly ignored by investors. The funds are designed to ease retirement withdrawals.
5/26/15 9:36AM
Here's 10 states where being a bad driver really hits your wallet.
5/24/15 9:10AM
Living ain't always easy in Silicon Valley -- especially for entrepreneurs, surprisingly enough. In fact, California cities are among the least favorable places to start a business.
5/23/15 9:17AM
Can women be the masters of their domains - at home, at work and still get some "me-time" in between? Here are the 10 best states to achieve that.
5/23/15 9:12AM
Catch up on Jim Cramer's ideas this past week on how the recovery really will begin (hint: think household formation) and his take on the health care consolidation trend.
5/22/15 9:04PM
In highlights from this week's trading diary, Kass sees car-rental stocks as 'value traps,' ventures into Yahoo! shares (again) and makes sense of housing starts and sales and manufacturing activity.
5/22/15 8:57PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Toll Brothers, the biggest luxury home builder in the U.S., reported earnings on Wednesday that beat analyst estimates, and raised its average selling price forecast for 2015.
5/27/15 1:07PM
CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' panelists discussed Tuesday's market setback and homebuilding companies that are looking increasingly attractive to investors.
5/26/15 3:50PM
Stocks plummeted on stronger economic data which exacerbated fears the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates sooner than expected.
5/26/15 11:58AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Despite the advent of automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans, Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers are still not saving enough money for retirement.
5/27/15 10:27AM
State-sponsored retirement plans for employees of small businesses are gaining favor.
5/26/15 5:24PM
While the thought likely crosses people’s mind when they checkup on their 401(k), most don’t think about dying with no money.
5/26/15 5:17PM

Latest News on Taxes

Consider this tax-efficient alternative to a long-recommended retirement withdrawal strategy.
5/18/15 10:41AM
Uncle Sam generally wants a quarter of your lottery, casino, sweepstakes or even keno winnings over a certain amount. But there are ways to reduce the hurt.
5/11/15 10:22AM
Cash-strapped states are cracking down on domicile law, so it helps to commit to your tax-free second home if you want the breaks that come with it.
4/30/15 8:30AM

Latest News on Insurance

While the thought likely crosses people’s mind when they checkup on their 401(k), most don’t think about dying with no money.
5/26/15 5:17PM
Here's 10 states where being a bad driver really hits your wallet.
5/24/15 9:10AM
Brian Schreiber is an 18-year veteran with a big job to do under new CEO Peter Hancock.
5/14/15 5:00AM

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