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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

Western Union's Paymap agreed to refund $33 million to customers the government says didn't get the service or benefits they were promised from a mortgage-repayment program.
7/28/15 6:37PM
The holidays can be expensive. But by beginning to plan now, you can have a memorable and debt-free Christmas.
7/28/15 5:31PM
The most expensive cars out there aren't the ones coming out of factories today. Instead, they are vehicles built decades ago.
7/28/15 3:42PM
The average cost of a wedding is over $26,000, but you don't have to spend a lot to have a special day.
7/28/15 2:29PM
Target date funds are becoming increasingly popular among busy millennials who would prefer to turn management of their retirement investments over to a professional.
7/28/15 2:21PM
If you want to stay at your summer internship beyond this summer, you have to make all the right moves.
7/28/15 1:29PM
The younger the saver the more likely they are to embrace a target date fund, said Elaine Sarsynski, Executive Vice President and Head of Retirement Services at MassMutual.
7/28/15 12:35PM
Low down payment mortgage deals are harder to get, but you can still get them, if you play the game right.
7/28/15 12:17PM
U.S. workers are more likely to regret not saving enough for retirement more than they are to regret not having been better people, said Diane Gallagher of American Century Investments.
7/28/15 11:46AM
Stop worrying about falling crude prices. Simon Constable has 10 reasons the decline is a good thing.
7/28/15 11:21AM
Most workers regret not saving for retirement more than being a better human being, said Diane Gallagher, Vice President of Defined Contribution Investment Only Practice Management at American Century.
7/28/15 11:05AM
There are books galore that claim to have the "secrets" of wise investing. Most don't deliver. Picks on our list explain value investing and give insight on avoiding fraud.
7/28/15 10:28AM
For the billions of people globally living in energy poverty, the lack of large company infrastructure or government investment leaves few options.
7/28/15 10:00AM
As heat waves continue to emerge and peak hurricane season is on its way soon, homeowners should prepare for power failures and flash flooding.
7/28/15 9:16AM
One-third of American workers are now deemed as "freelancers", who are rewriting career rules on the fly.
7/28/15 8:40AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Western Union's Paymap agreed to refund $33 million to customers the government says didn't get the service or benefits they were promised from a mortgage-repayment program.
7/28/15 6:37PM
The holidays can be expensive. But by beginning to plan now, you can have a memorable and debt-free Christmas.
7/28/15 5:31PM
If you want to stay at your summer internship beyond this summer, you have to make all the right moves.
7/28/15 1:29PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The average cost of a wedding is over $26,000, but you don't have to spend a lot to have a special day.
7/28/15 2:29PM
Target date funds are becoming increasingly popular among busy millennials who would prefer to turn management of their retirement investments over to a professional.
7/28/15 2:21PM
The younger the saver the more likely they are to embrace a target date fund, said Elaine Sarsynski, Executive Vice President and Head of Retirement Services at MassMutual.
7/28/15 12:35PM

Latest News on Taxes

The gifts you receive are in the clear, but the gifts you give are subject to taxes.
7/21/15 5:03PM
Higher taxes on cigarettes aren't helping stub out teen smoking like they once did: Millennials are bucking demographic trends, once again.
7/17/15 3:50PM
Same sex couples who are tying the knot should plan out their money matters first.
7/8/15 12:28PM

Latest News on Insurance

As heat waves continue to emerge and peak hurricane season is on its way soon, homeowners should prepare for power failures and flash flooding.
7/28/15 9:16AM
Here are some of the best managed health care stocks our algorithm says you should consider looking at.
7/28/15 8:30AM
In Monday’s Analysts' Actions, Wall Street firms give their take on Cigna (CI), Qualcomm (QCOM) and GrubHub (GRUB).
7/27/15 9:55AM

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