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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.

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If you have to use one of the few holidays on your calendar to shop, you may as well get a discount on stuff that will pay dividends later.
9/1/14 8:30AM
The unemployment rate is down, but the jobs being occupied at Walmart, Starbucks and elsewhere aren't giving workers much time, stability or money.
8/30/14 8:00AM
Shares of electric car-maker Tesla and mobile carrier China Unicom climbed in Friday trading after the companies said they are partnering to build charging stations across China.
8/29/14 3:54PM
Credit card delinquencies are at a seven-year low, with those age 30 to 39, slashing debt by more than 10% from the first quarter to the second.
8/29/14 11:00AM
Streaming was a huge part of AMC and the success of 'Breaking Bad,' and a whole lot of networks are hoping Netflix, Amazon and Hulu can help them too.
8/29/14 8:30AM
These communities aren't just safe, but have modest housing costs because they're often far from picturesque-but-risky mountains or beaches.
8/29/14 8:15AM
Moody's latest report on not-for-profit hospitals found revenue growth hit an all-time low for fiscal 2013.
8/28/14 4:00PM
Housing has made a recovery due to jobs, with Texas as the key market followed by Florida and the Southeast region.
8/28/14 1:00PM
Profit margins from flipping homes are down about a third from last year, although there are still metro areas good for investment-only property deals.
8/28/14 11:00AM
For yield-starved investors, the attractions of a mortgage REIT can be mouthwatering, but high returns always come with risk.
8/28/14 10:00AM
Way too many college students are graduating with a mountain of debt, but that doesn’t stop them from spending while on campus.
8/28/14 9:00AM
Home and garden stores are heading into their seasonal slump after a strong summer, which is great news for shoppers seeking deals.
8/28/14 8:30AM
Going on a Labor Day drive? A recent test of more than 3,000 Americans' cars found that less than 10% had all four tires properly inflated, which can be dangerous.
8/28/14 8:15AM
AMN Healthcare Services shares and results have bounced back in the past quarter because hospital managers have become more confident about their staffing needs, said AMN's CEO Susan Salka.
8/27/14 3:11PM
Solar energy itself is growing fast, but U.S. solar stocks may be overinflated.
8/27/14 12:13PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Credit card delinquencies are at a seven-year low, with those age 30 to 39, slashing debt by more than 10% from the first quarter to the second.
8/29/14 11:00AM
These communities aren't just safe, but have modest housing costs because they're often far from picturesque-but-risky mountains or beaches.
8/29/14 8:15AM
Housing has made a recovery due to jobs, with Texas as the key market followed by Florida and the Southeast region.
8/28/14 1:00PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Way too many college students are graduating with a mountain of debt, but that doesn’t stop them from spending while on campus.
8/28/14 9:00AM
More than half of those 70 and under who have already left the workforce did so earlier than they had planned. Here are four steps to expecting the unexpected.
8/27/14 11:00AM
The founder of David Lerner Associates is barred from being a supervisor until 2015, but that hasn't stopped the firm from packing the room at investment seminars.
8/25/14 5:07PM

Latest News on Taxes

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as investor kept their focus on geopolitical concerns in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq.
8/12/14 10:04AM
President Obama called for a quick fix to stop losses of tax revenue when U.S. companies set up headquarters overseas.
7/25/14 12:52PM
There is definitely a corporate tax problem, but politicians are more concerned about creating an election issue than about creating a good solution.
7/23/14 12:49PM

Latest News on Insurance

Shares of electric car-maker Tesla and mobile carrier China Unicom climbed in Friday trading after the companies said they are partnering to build charging stations across China.
8/29/14 3:54PM
Moody's latest report on not-for-profit hospitals found revenue growth hit an all-time low for fiscal 2013.
8/28/14 4:00PM
AMN Healthcare Services shares and results have bounced back in the past quarter because hospital managers have become more confident about their staffing needs, said AMN's CEO Susan Salka.
8/27/14 3:11PM

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