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Personal Finance Tips, Articles and Advice

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

VIX Funds Drawing In Assets, But They're Likely Not A Good Long-Term Play For Regular Investors
12/5/16 3:56PM
Sure, you can still get deals on gifts for the kids, but some of the best discounts on golf clubs, tools and pools should be reserved for yourself.
12/5/16 3:24PM
The adoption of chip cards has shifted a whole lot of credit card fraud online, and retailers have no idea how to handle it.
12/5/16 2:56PM
How much do you want to bet its code name is Spock?
12/5/16 12:09PM
Change is afoot in the U.S. residential real estate sector, as the Trump White House sets to stamp its imprint on the U.S. economy, and the housing market.
12/5/16 11:57AM
President-elect Donald Trump's administration is likely to have a big impact on a number of sectors of the economy. Retail may be an unexpected benefactor.
12/5/16 11:30AM
While Visa stands to lose $1 billion in revenue after agreeing last month to end allegedly anti-competitive debit-card practices, the stock looks cheap following a recent pullback.
12/5/16 11:30AM
Declining health and mental well-being are just part of the aging process, but a sound financial plan can guide you through your later years.
12/5/16 10:42AM
It's easy to get a purse; finding the right purse is a different matter altogether.
12/5/16 10:12AM
With mobile technology on the rise, expect more real estate agencies to close shop, industry experts say.
12/5/16 9:49AM
Late holiday shopping has become the standard as shipping deadlines creep back and gift cards remain a staple whether folks want them or not.
12/5/16 9:19AM
One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.
12/4/16 5:00PM
A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
As to-do lists go, this is one you might not want to ignore.
12/4/16 3:00PM
Divorced? You may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on your ex's earnings. But some important limits apply.
12/4/16 2:40PM

Latest News for Borrowers

The adoption of chip cards has shifted a whole lot of credit card fraud online, and retailers have no idea how to handle it.
12/5/16 2:56PM
While Visa stands to lose $1 billion in revenue after agreeing last month to end allegedly anti-competitive debit-card practices, the stock looks cheap following a recent pullback.
12/5/16 11:30AM
With mobile technology on the rise, expect more real estate agencies to close shop, industry experts say.
12/5/16 9:49AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Declining health and mental well-being are just part of the aging process, but a sound financial plan can guide you through your later years.
12/5/16 10:42AM
One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.
12/4/16 5:00PM
A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM

Latest News on Taxes

These seven tips could help you save big on your taxes for 2016 and beyond.
12/4/16 2:00PM
With #GivingTuesday now serving as the official kick-off to the year-end season of charitable donations, many people are questioning the timing of their generosity in light of potential tax changes.
11/30/16 3:58PM
November 29 is Giving Tuesday. Make sure you have these tips on hand before you pay any charities.
11/29/16 10:25AM

Latest News on Insurance

A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
While December is a popular time for consumers to obtain discounted deals on car purchases, shoppers should obtain financing beforehand to avoid fraud.
12/1/16 4:44PM
Given the changing economic situation, people are seeking solutions that will provide a guaranteed benefit, premium and cash value. One often overlooked answer is whole life insurance.
11/29/16 4:14PM