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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

Target-date ETFs are being shuttered amid lack of investor demand, however several alternatives exist that may offer better returns for ETF investors.
8/21/14 1:36PM
When it comes long-term relationships with their 401(k)s, workers, it seems, are kind of like bad boyfriends.
8/21/14 1:10PM
Auto loans are at an eight-year high as we more expensive cars with glitzy features, but so far we're paying back our debt on time.
8/21/14 1:09PM
The economic cycle hasn't been kind to Gen X, but there's still time to reduce debt and build even a modest retirement fund.
8/21/14 1:09PM
A survey of plan holders reinforces 401(k) popularity but strikes an alarming note on how we fall short in investing savvy.
8/21/14 1:08PM
An analysis of millions of U.S. auto purchases made over the past five years found that August is the best month for vehicle prices.
8/21/14 8:15AM
Millions of Americans have had their card and other personal information stolen. What do you do? And what should you do?
8/20/14 2:30PM
Learn how to keep your finances in order while serving our country on active duty.
8/20/14 2:29PM
As medical credit cards are attacked by consumer advocates, we ask: What are the smarter alternatives?
8/20/14 2:27PM
Prepaid debit cards may be getting better, but they're still no match for proper credit cards.
8/20/14 2:27PM
Some 63% of possible homebuyers say they are 'overwhelmed' by mortgage information, and only 52% know what their bill will be.
8/20/14 11:00AM
All too many career professionals aggressive about finishing projects and other workplace needs are downright timid about asking for a raise.
8/20/14 9:00AM
When renting just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to sign on the dotted line and buy a place of your own.
8/20/14 7:30AM
Golf looks to lure young players with new club technology and a round that costs less and is played in half the time.
8/19/14 3:20PM
Weather, a home's size and its neighborhood are all factors when companies price homeowners insurance. But there's an-under-the radar factor.
8/19/14 11:00AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Auto loans are at an eight-year high as we more expensive cars with glitzy features, but so far we're paying back our debt on time.
8/21/14 1:09PM
Millions of Americans have had their card and other personal information stolen. What do you do? And what should you do?
8/20/14 2:30PM
Learn how to keep your finances in order while serving our country on active duty.
8/20/14 2:29PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Target-date ETFs are being shuttered amid lack of investor demand, however several alternatives exist that may offer better returns for ETF investors.
8/21/14 1:36PM
When it comes long-term relationships with their 401(k)s, workers, it seems, are kind of like bad boyfriends.
8/21/14 1:10PM
The economic cycle hasn't been kind to Gen X, but there's still time to reduce debt and build even a modest retirement fund.
8/21/14 1:09PM

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

Weather, a home's size and its neighborhood are all factors when companies price homeowners insurance. But there's an-under-the radar factor.
8/19/14 11:00AM
Companies will also branch out in other areas, such as raising cost-sharing provisions and emphasizing wellness programs to workers.
8/19/14 9:00AM
A new car is a lot for a family stretching to meet the soaring costs of college. If you’d sensibly prefer to buy used, here are some key shopping criteria.
8/14/14 9:00AM

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