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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

Retirees can be especially vulnerable to sudden financial troubles and expenses -- anything from unexpected bills to market downturns.
5/29/15 1:02PM
All of the schools on this list have a higher tuition than the average four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.
5/29/15 12:30PM
A 401(k) rollover is not always the right move, but often it's the most convenient. Regulators are working to give you more options for your retirement accounts.
5/29/15 9:27AM
There are 100,000 acknowledged victims in this data breach, but we may all be losers.
5/29/15 9:00AM
Here are the five best credit cards to help seniors earn cash back, rack up travel rewards or pay down debt.
5/29/15 8:46AM
The U.S. may be in a second Gilded Age, but don't expect it to last. Billionaires today have new philanthropic opportunities and face increasing social resentment of their wealth.
5/28/15 12:21PM
The nation's top luxury homebuilder came out with mixed numbers for its quarter, and the market overreacted negatively. Here's why you should put Toll Brothers in your portfolio long term.
5/28/15 10:31AM
A short-term simulation of retirement can reveal financial -- and emotional -- considerations. Here's how to plan a trial retirement.
5/28/15 10:04AM
For retirees, starting a business at retirement can be a good source of income. But often one serious issue stands in the way.
5/28/15 9:55AM
As exchange-traded funds or ETFs have become more popular, some investors now only own these baskets of stocks instead of mutual funds in their retirement portfolio.
5/28/15 9:00AM
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

Latest News for Borrowers

Here are the five best credit cards to help seniors earn cash back, rack up travel rewards or pay down debt.
5/29/15 8:46AM
The nation's top luxury homebuilder came out with mixed numbers for its quarter, and the market overreacted negatively. Here's why you should put Toll Brothers in your portfolio long term.
5/28/15 10:31AM
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

Latest News on Financial Planning

Retirees can be especially vulnerable to sudden financial troubles and expenses -- anything from unexpected bills to market downturns.
5/29/15 1:02PM
A 401(k) rollover is not always the right move, but often it's the most convenient. Regulators are working to give you more options for your retirement accounts.
5/29/15 9:27AM
The U.S. may be in a second Gilded Age, but don't expect it to last. Billionaires today have new philanthropic opportunities and face increasing social resentment of their wealth.
5/28/15 12:21PM

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

Retirees can be especially vulnerable to sudden financial troubles and expenses -- anything from unexpected bills to market downturns.
5/29/15 1:02PM
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

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