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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

Credit card companies are mailing more offers, approving more applications and setting higher credit limits. Good or bad?

7/23/14 7:07PM

The terms credit report and credit score are often mistakenly used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

7/23/14 7:01PM
Professional golfer Rickie Fowler reveals the reasons why golf has been on the decline in America and how he's trying to lure players back into the game.
7/23/14 2:00PM
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
That's a problem, because younger Americans aren't going to meet their giant retirement savings burden with low-yielding cash investments.
7/23/14 11:00AM
LendingTree is expanding beyond its legacy mortgage comparison business with a personalized credit monitoring platform, said the company's CEO Douglas Lebda.
7/23/14 10:16AM
Yes, it's a tough slog looking for work over a long period. But keep cool, explore all options and don't give up -- and try these tips.
7/23/14 9:00AM
Your car is sucking the life out of your retirement savings and anchoring you to an unsustainable future. Ditch your car and worries for the good life.
7/23/14 8:30AM
Spend your morning commute revving up or relaxing so you’ll be ready to rock and roll once you get to the office.
7/23/14 7:30AM
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

Latest News for Borrowers

Credit card companies are mailing more offers, approving more applications and setting higher credit limits. Good or bad?

7/23/14 7:07PM

The terms credit report and credit score are often mistakenly used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.

7/23/14 7:01PM
Professional golfer Rickie Fowler reveals the reasons why golf has been on the decline in America and how he's trying to lure players back into the game.
7/23/14 2:00PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Your car is sucking the life out of your retirement savings and anchoring you to an unsustainable future. Ditch your car and worries for the good life.
7/23/14 8:30AM
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

Latest News on Taxes

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
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

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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