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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

Some 63% of possible homebuyers say they are 'overwhelmed' by mortgage information, and only 52% know what their bill will be.
8/20/14 11:00AM
All too many career professionals aggressive about finishing projects and other workplace needs are downright timid about asking for a raise.
8/20/14 9:00AM
When renting just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to sign on the dotted line and buy a place of your own.
8/20/14 7:30AM
Golf looks to lure young players with new club technology and a round that costs less and is played in half the time.
8/19/14 3:20PM
Weather, a home's size and its neighborhood are all factors when companies price homeowners insurance. But there's an-under-the radar factor.
8/19/14 11:00AM
Since condos are kind of a canary in the coal mine, a return to form for condos is good news for real estate in general.
8/19/14 10:00AM
Companies will also branch out in other areas, such as raising cost-sharing provisions and emphasizing wellness programs to workers.
8/19/14 9:00AM
The NFL is having a tough time selling its live games, but the league and its partners are rolling out mobile apps that help pry fans away from the TV.
8/19/14 8:30AM
U.S. markets closed higher on Monday as easing geopolitical tensions led to a rally on Wall Street.
8/18/14 5:09PM
This sign residential real estate is healthy and vibrant could lead to higher home values and more aggressive lending from banks and mortgagers.
8/18/14 11:00AM
September, with its surge of kids on the streets and sidewalks, is the worst month of the year for car accidents involving kids.
8/18/14 9:00AM
As shopper visit fewer stores and trade PacSun and Abercrombie & Fitch for Michael Kors and Coach, the traditional indoor mall fades further into retail memory.
8/18/14 8:30AM
As U.S. spenders abandon Walmart, Budweiser, McDonald's and the Olive Garden for Nordstrom Rack, Blue Moon, Chipotle and Capital Grille, value becomes key.
8/17/14 8:00AM
The 2014 holiday season isn't all that close, but retailers with slumping sales and soaring losses are already searching for holiday shopping dollars.
8/16/14 8:30AM
Buying a home is a rite of passage in America, one that 90% of us will make at some point in our lives, according to estimates from Freddie Mac.
8/15/14 12:17PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Some 63% of possible homebuyers say they are 'overwhelmed' by mortgage information, and only 52% know what their bill will be.
8/20/14 11:00AM
When renting just isn’t cutting it anymore, it’s time to sign on the dotted line and buy a place of your own.
8/20/14 7:30AM
Weather, a home's size and its neighborhood are all factors when companies price homeowners insurance. But there's an-under-the radar factor.
8/19/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

A new car is a lot for a family stretching to meet the soaring costs of college. If you’d sensibly prefer to buy used, here are some key shopping criteria.
8/14/14 9:00AM
The right card -- one with good introductory offers, cash back on purchases and low fees -- can take some of the sting out of school expenses.
8/12/14 11:00AM
Attending in-state colleges and universities were also on the upswing, and living close to home was cited as another big cost-cutting factor.
8/7/14 11:00AM

Latest News on Taxes

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
President Obama called for a quick fix to stop losses of tax revenue when U.S. companies set up headquarters overseas.
7/25/14 12:52PM
There is definitely a corporate tax problem, but politicians are more concerned about creating an election issue than about creating a good solution.
7/23/14 12:49PM

Latest News on Insurance

Weather, a home's size and its neighborhood are all factors when companies price homeowners insurance. But there's an-under-the radar factor.
8/19/14 11:00AM
Companies will also branch out in other areas, such as raising cost-sharing provisions and emphasizing wellness programs to workers.
8/19/14 9:00AM
A new car is a lot for a family stretching to meet the soaring costs of college. If you’d sensibly prefer to buy used, here are some key shopping criteria.
8/14/14 9:00AM

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