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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

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7/11/14 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
Most people switch banks after a move, mostly so they can have a bank branch close by. But there are ways to do it right.
7/11/14 11:00AM
Wells Fargo kicks off the big banks' earnings season by reporting quarterly earnings that met expectations with revenue that beat estimates.
7/11/14 10:51AM
U.S. travelers hate driving and keep getting pinched by fuel prices. This mix of vehicles increases comfort and, in many cases, decreases the number of gas stops.
7/11/14 8:30AM
American Apparel reached a deal with its biggest investor, Standard General.
7/10/14 2:11PM
Older Americans are putting off talking about retirement preparedness, eldercare and estate planning, and Fidelity says it's not helping.
7/10/14 11:00AM
The battle for market share in the cold-pressed juice category is heating up.
7/10/14 10:26AM
Stocks kept climbing this year, surprising many, but does a chance to keep riding a wave change standard rebalancing plans?
7/10/14 10:00AM
Sugar is as addicting as cocaine, J.J. Virgin says in an upcoming book, and our consumption just jumped 23% in only a decade.
7/10/14 9:00AM
Check your credit reports regularly because your credit rating determines the loan rate you'll get on mortgages.
7/9/14 4:07PM
The Justice Department and Citigroup are reportedly close to a deal to settle allegations it defrauded investors on billions of dollars worth of mortgage securities before the financial crisis hit.
7/9/14 2:32PM
A FICO survey of North American mortgage lenders found that many are concerned about the potential of another housing crash.
7/9/14 1:19PM
Why would an employer or boss intentionally get in the way of employee enthusiasm and productivity? While there's no answer, there may be a cure.
7/9/14 9:00AM
Amusement and theme parks in the U.S. will attract more than 300 million visitors this year. Globally, those parks owners can attract a large nation by themselves.
7/9/14 8:30AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Wells Fargo kicks off the big banks' earnings season by reporting quarterly earnings that met expectations with revenue that beat estimates.
7/11/14 10:51AM
American Apparel reached a deal with its biggest investor, Standard General.
7/10/14 2:11PM
Check your credit reports regularly because your credit rating determines the loan rate you'll get on mortgages.
7/9/14 4:07PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

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
Older Americans are putting off talking about retirement preparedness, eldercare and estate planning, and Fidelity says it's not helping.
7/10/14 11:00AM
If quitting one's job effectively was taught more, we would have less debates about income inequality.
7/5/14 8:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

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
On Tuesday, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act went into effect, requiring foreign banks to reveal American accounts holding more than $50,000.
7/1/14 12:49PM
Days after shares surged on upwardly-revised forecasts for the year ahead, Intel is looking for another win.
6/16/14 2:55PM

Latest News on Insurance

The former president's cousin says freer markets can cut health care costs and create great companies. The core of the Bush prescription is radically more competition in health care.
7/6/14 12:00PM
Hurricane Arthur is continuing to intensify, with the National Hurricane Center predicting it to rain on many 4th of July plans.
7/3/14 1:55PM
More and more households face the issue each year, with 43.5 million U.S. adults caring for someone 50 years or older suffering from dementia.
6/30/14 9:00AM

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