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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

MasterCard (MA) was initiated with a 'buy' rating at Sterne Agee.
10/1/14 9:01AM
A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing tomorrow on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations.
10/1/14 7:43AM
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price index report shows that while prices of homes around the country are continuing to climb, they are not climbing as fast as they once did.
9/30/14 1:31PM
The European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recovered.
9/30/14 12:02PM
As the economy continues to make modest improvements, consumer sentiment continues to rise. That means higher home prices. Also, housing stats at a glance.
9/30/14 10:12AM
Prescription drug sales helped Walgreen post its best quarterly sales figures in three years.
9/30/14 9:43AM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated that he is likely to sign a bill imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
9/30/14 8:41AM
BMW is testing out self-driving cars in China.
9/29/14 5:25PM
Morningstar doesn't believe Bill Gross’s surprise departure from Pimco will pose an immediate risk to the bond manager's flagship mutual fund.
9/29/14 12:23PM
Even though Millennials are still feeling the impacts of the 2008 recession, their role in the future of the housing market could prove to be indispensable.
9/29/14 10:59AM
Claims that Tesla outsells the Mercedes S-Class linger on. But in 2014, the Mercedes S-Class outsold Tesla handily. Here's what you need to know.
9/27/14 12:15PM
More college students are turning to nontraditional methods such as crowdfunding to pay for their classes.
9/26/14 12:00PM
U.S. consumer confidence is up, and with it the desire by consumers to spend some serious cash on high-end goods before 2014 bows out.
9/26/14 10:31AM
The student loan crisis is showing no signs of slowing down.
9/25/14 11:55AM
BlackBerry unveiled first major new phone in almost two years, Samsung readied its Galaxy Note 4 for landing in China and South Korea, and Walmart added checking accounts.
9/25/14 11:53AM

Latest News for Borrowers

MasterCard (MA) was initiated with a 'buy' rating at Sterne Agee.
10/1/14 9:01AM
The latest S&P/Case-Shiller home price index report shows that while prices of homes around the country are continuing to climb, they are not climbing as fast as they once did.
9/30/14 1:31PM
As the economy continues to make modest improvements, consumer sentiment continues to rise. That means higher home prices. Also, housing stats at a glance.
9/30/14 10:12AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing tomorrow on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations.
10/1/14 7:43AM
Morningstar doesn't believe Bill Gross’s surprise departure from Pimco will pose an immediate risk to the bond manager's flagship mutual fund.
9/29/14 12:23PM
More college students are turning to nontraditional methods such as crowdfunding to pay for their classes.
9/26/14 12:00PM

Latest News on Taxes

The European Union's competition watchdog said Tuesday Ireland appears to be granting Apple illegal tax rebates that may have to be recovered.
9/30/14 12:02PM
The Treasury Department announced on Monday revisions to the U.S. tax code that would discourage U.S.-based companies from moving their headquarters overseas in an effort to reduce their tax bills.
9/23/14 11:24AM
Rackspace shares plunged after the company announced it ended its formal review process and would remain an independent company, removing speculation the company would be sold.
9/17/14 8:53AM

Latest News on Insurance

The life insurer is offering 'single group annuity' contracts for companies that want to lessen or remove their pension obligations.
10/1/14 12:13PM
Prescription drug sales helped Walgreen post its best quarterly sales figures in three years.
9/30/14 9:43AM
BMW is testing out self-driving cars in China.
9/29/14 5:25PM

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