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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

Today's youthful Gen Y adults are living the 'peace and love' lifestyle that Baby Boomers only talked about.
9/15/14 2:53PM
Equipment lender United Rentals and hospital operator Universal Health Services will be added to the S&P 500 effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19.
9/15/14 1:42PM
Starbucks competitors including McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts would be wise to carve their own seasonal niches rather than copy a pumpkin-spiced favorite.
9/14/14 9:00AM
Many who oppose new climate policies argue it could do damage to the American economy. But a recent study finds health cost savings might actually outweigh the costs.
9/13/14 12:00PM
A survey of college students shows 44% expect to still be paying off their student loans as retirement approaches.
9/13/14 8:00AM
Apple is teaming up with Visa, MasterCard and big banks like Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo for its Apple Pay service.
9/12/14 5:59PM
Rental car company Hertz said it will add three candidates nominated by Carl Icahn to its board of directors in order to avoid a proxy battle.
9/12/14 3:42PM
A new survey sheds light on just how heavily some consumers rely on credit cards.
9/12/14 7:05AM
Paying over $200K for lunch with Warren Buffett was worth every penny even though the Oracle of Omaha did not leave a stock tip.
9/11/14 4:58PM
MasterCard has lost its appeal against a European Union ban on cross-border card fees.
9/11/14 1:30PM
Six years later, the effects of the housing bust are still being felt.
9/11/14 12:34PM
Too many homeowners are still underwater, despite a dramatic recovery in real estate prices since the lows of the recession.
9/11/14 10:39AM
Banks netted $27 per family from swipe fees as parents rushed to get kids' school supplies for the fall semester.
9/10/14 9:22AM
Having the best-selling cars on the U.S. market helps an automaker's case, but so do reliability and consistency from the top down.
9/10/14 8:30AM
Shares of home depot ended the day lower on Tuesday after the company confirmed that hackers broke into its computer system connecting thousands of stores in the U.S and Canada.
9/9/14 4:56PM

Latest News for Borrowers

A survey of college students shows 44% expect to still be paying off their student loans as retirement approaches.
9/13/14 8:00AM
Apple is teaming up with Visa, MasterCard and big banks like Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo for its Apple Pay service.
9/12/14 5:59PM
A new survey sheds light on just how heavily some consumers rely on credit cards.
9/12/14 7:05AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Today's youthful Gen Y adults are living the 'peace and love' lifestyle that Baby Boomers only talked about.
9/15/14 2:53PM
When sharing your fortune with someone else you need to understand the tax implications so your good intentions don’t come back to bite.
9/12/14 12:24PM
We're not only inclined to share the last piece of dessert, but to take care of families through retirement, estate planning and life insurance, a health care industry survey finds.
9/5/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

What's the best way to avoid a big tax hit on your retirement funds: An IRA, a Roth IRA, a 401(k), stocks or mutual funds? Answer? All of them.
9/4/14 8:30AM
Burger King is raising some eyebrows by claiming that by becoming a Canada based entity, its tax savings will be minimal.
9/3/14 12:45PM
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday as investor kept their focus on geopolitical concerns in Ukraine, Gaza and Iraq.
8/12/14 10:04AM

Latest News on Insurance

Equipment lender United Rentals and hospital operator Universal Health Services will be added to the S&P 500 effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 19.
9/15/14 1:42PM
Many who oppose new climate policies argue it could do damage to the American economy. But a recent study finds health cost savings might actually outweigh the costs.
9/13/14 12:00PM
Rental car company Hertz said it will add three candidates nominated by Carl Icahn to its board of directors in order to avoid a proxy battle.
9/12/14 3:42PM

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