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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

Retirees seeking a steady stream of income should consider immediate annuities once interest rates normalize, said Harold Evensky, president of Evensky & Katz.
3/30/15 5:43PM
Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Monday that it would purchase pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. in a deal valued at about $12.8 billion.
3/30/15 2:22PM
Encouraging comments from China’s central bank chief on stimulating its economy and deal talks sparked a rally on Wall Street Monday.
3/30/15 11:46AM
Iran is reportedly backing away from a key detail in the nuclear deal.
3/30/15 7:22AM
The next time your car breaks down arm yourself with a few basic tools before finding the right shop to do the job.
3/28/15 11:09PM
After a nasty winter, spring is upon us. It's time to roll up your sleeves and get your home into shape in time for the warmer weather.
3/27/15 4:55PM
Consumers and investors are often in the dark over how much they spend on investment management fees in their 401(k) account.
3/27/15 6:00AM
Adding gold miner stocks and emerging markets bond funds to a portfolio will help reduce overall volatility, said Chris Minnucci, author of 'The Death of Buy and Hold.'
3/26/15 11:56AM
Greg Rosica, a tax partner at Ernst & Young, says taxpayers should look for easy deductions when applicable to lower their tax bills, and should double-check all their work.
3/25/15 6:16PM
Don't overlook potential deductions this tax season like missing items that carry over from a prior year or net gambling losses, said Greg Rosica, Tax Partner at Ernst & Young.
3/25/15 4:17PM
"These guys advertise like doctors and lawyers and litigate like used car salesman," says the head of a group of lawyers who represent investors in securities arbitration.
3/24/15 12:45PM
The company's tax-advantaged products will be in demand as the cost of health insurance increases.
3/23/15 3:32PM
Millennials need to start planning for their financial futures even before they begin college, said Christine Romans, author of 'Smart is the New Rich.'
3/23/15 12:57PM
China intends to increase enforcement of pollution laws, putting pressure on the country's heavy industry, including U.S.-traded companies.
3/20/15 8:00PM
If you aren't a Millennial yourself, chances are you work with one. The American workforce currently includes 55 million employees under the age of 35.
3/20/15 2:33PM

Latest News for Borrowers

After a nasty winter, spring is upon us. It's time to roll up your sleeves and get your home into shape in time for the warmer weather.
3/27/15 4:55PM
Millennials need to start planning for their financial futures even before they begin college, said Christine Romans, author of 'Smart is the New Rich.'
3/23/15 12:57PM
American Express will launch a loyalty program with well known retailers.
3/18/15 7:39AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Retirees seeking a steady stream of income should consider immediate annuities once interest rates normalize, said Harold Evensky, president of Evensky & Katz.
3/30/15 5:43PM
Consumers and investors are often in the dark over how much they spend on investment management fees in their 401(k) account.
3/27/15 6:00AM
Adding gold miner stocks and emerging markets bond funds to a portfolio will help reduce overall volatility, said Chris Minnucci, author of 'The Death of Buy and Hold.'
3/26/15 11:56AM

Latest News on Taxes

Greg Rosica, a tax partner at Ernst & Young, says taxpayers should look for easy deductions when applicable to lower their tax bills, and should double-check all their work.
3/25/15 6:16PM
Don't overlook potential deductions this tax season like missing items that carry over from a prior year or net gambling losses, said Greg Rosica, Tax Partner at Ernst & Young.
3/25/15 4:17PM
Here are 10 tax-filing tips as published by MainStreet, the personal finance site in TheStreet network.
3/13/15 8:30AM

Latest News on Insurance

Minneapolis-based UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Monday that it would purchase pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp. in a deal valued at about $12.8 billion.
3/30/15 2:22PM
Encouraging comments from China’s central bank chief on stimulating its economy and deal talks sparked a rally on Wall Street Monday.
3/30/15 11:46AM
Iran is reportedly backing away from a key detail in the nuclear deal.
3/30/15 7:22AM

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