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Personal Finance

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

The stock market is throwing fear into the hearts of U.S. retirement savers, but it's time to strike back.
2/11/16 8:24AM
President Obama's 2017 budget proposal has brought 401(k) costs to the fore. Here's how to avoid the hidden fees and costs that can chip away at your retirement plan gains.
2/10/16 12:47PM
Why pay more for auto insurance just because you rent. Stand and fight, and know that major consumer groups have your back.
2/10/16 12:36PM
A Fed rate hike isn't great for credit cards or new mortgages, but it won't be a burden on your holdings if you stay in for the long haul.
2/10/16 12:13PM
Investors rarely trade or even rebalance their 401(k) accounts, but their complacency could be saving them from making hasty decisions such as divesting their assets during this recent market selloff.
2/10/16 10:45AM
A look at the ins and outs of an underutilized tax deduction - the home office deduction
2/10/16 9:40AM
Generous family leave policies are catching on in the public and private sector alike across the United States.
2/10/16 8:27AM
The latest jobs report told us one big lesson: if you want that brand new job, don't delay your search.
2/9/16 1:35PM
When it comes to what people are looking for in their ideal Valentine's Day date, don't ignore Cupid's lesser-known weapon: fiscal responsibility.
2/9/16 12:01PM
FTC honcho heads Student Aid Enforcement unit while student loan write-offs are a likely cause for concern at ED.
2/9/16 11:12AM
Don't surprise a spouse or partner with a low credit score - make honesty the best policy.
2/9/16 10:07AM
Leaving your cubicle for lunch gives you an opportunity not only to recharge, but also avoid burnout and increase your productivity while connecting with your fellow co-workers. But watch out.
2/9/16 9:43AM
To really make a relationship work, aim for fun over money when choosing a mate - to a point.
2/9/16 8:43AM
Americans can waste thousands of dollars annually by careless debt and spending. It's time to fight back.
2/9/16 8:22AM
Each one of the Denver Broncos will receive a nearly $100,000 bonus for winning the Super Bowl.
2/8/16 3:57PM

Latest News for Borrowers

A Fed rate hike isn't great for credit cards or new mortgages, but it won't be a burden on your holdings if you stay in for the long haul.
2/10/16 12:13PM
When it comes to what people are looking for in their ideal Valentine's Day date, don't ignore Cupid's lesser-known weapon: fiscal responsibility.
2/9/16 12:01PM
FTC honcho heads Student Aid Enforcement unit while student loan write-offs are a likely cause for concern at ED.
2/9/16 11:12AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The stock market is throwing fear into the hearts of U.S. retirement savers, but it's time to strike back.
2/11/16 8:24AM
President Obama's 2017 budget proposal has brought 401(k) costs to the fore. Here's how to avoid the hidden fees and costs that can chip away at your retirement plan gains.
2/10/16 12:47PM
A Fed rate hike isn't great for credit cards or new mortgages, but it won't be a burden on your holdings if you stay in for the long haul.
2/10/16 12:13PM

Latest News on Taxes

A look at the ins and outs of an underutilized tax deduction - the home office deduction
2/10/16 9:40AM
Here’s what to weigh in deciding whether to shift your 2015 traditional IRA funds to Roth.
2/8/16 3:12PM
Inclement weather can result in unexpected expenses such as the removal of snow, but this expenditure is among many tax breaks for maintenance.
2/4/16 12:10PM

Latest News on Insurance

Why pay more for auto insurance just because you rent. Stand and fight, and know that major consumer groups have your back.
2/10/16 12:36PM
Almost 88% of life insurance policies go unused or are surrendered. But consumers should know they have other options.
2/2/16 1:55PM
Almost 88% of life insurance policies go unused or are surrendered and that could make cashing out of your policy the smartest move ever.
2/2/16 12:59PM

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