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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

Cyber criminals are always on the hunt for more passwords to give them access to financial accounts as employees remain lax about changing them into complex ones.
8/24/16 4:48PM
Don't count on lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure. Most of us will need pills.
8/24/16 4:20PM
Is a fitter worker a better worker? That belief is spreading fast.
8/24/16 2:36PM
The list of service providers that earn the wrath of the Great American Consumer is a long one - and here is who leads the list.
8/24/16 1:45PM
Consumers tend to follow the strategies of their parents when they are faced with whether they should stick with renting or buying their first home.
8/24/16 1:09PM
National Labor Relations Board strikes a blow against the empire; now about those student loans...
8/24/16 12:26PM
Not only are airfares at their cheapest from now until about Thanksgiving, but even international destinations are accessible at a discount.
8/24/16 11:58AM
Use these money-saving tips to cut the cost of college while still getting a great education.
8/24/16 11:28AM
A bombardment of advertisements is exhorting retirees to take out a reverse mortgage for income in their golden years. But it's important to understand clearly how they work.
8/24/16 9:00AM
The Federal Reserve, by most insider accounts, is raising interest rates soon. What will that mean to the equity futures market?
8/23/16 5:11PM
Concealed carry law in the lone star state survives a preliminary challenge.
8/23/16 4:40PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/23/16 3:56PM
Square looks better a Wall Street upgrade, but it still needs to bring in some bigger merchants, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer
8/23/16 1:16PM
Many parents are eager to help their children with purchasing their first home, but giving them cash as a gift is not always the best solution.
8/23/16 12:16PM
Americans love to complain about the cost of their life insurance personal policies. Now, an industry group says insurance is cheaper than you think - but not all insurance.
8/23/16 9:10AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Is a fitter worker a better worker? That belief is spreading fast.
8/24/16 2:36PM
The list of service providers that earn the wrath of the Great American Consumer is a long one - and here is who leads the list.
8/24/16 1:45PM
Consumers tend to follow the strategies of their parents when they are faced with whether they should stick with renting or buying their first home.
8/24/16 1:09PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Use these money-saving tips to cut the cost of college while still getting a great education.
8/24/16 11:28AM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/23/16 3:56PM
U.S. workers are saving more for their retirement than they were five years ago, but economic recovery doesn't change the fact that they're running out of time.
8/23/16 8:10AM

Latest News on Taxes

Getting married can change your life -- and your tax liabilities. Here's what you need to know.
8/16/16 12:21PM
Online Social Security calculators help with the puzzle of the age -- when should you start taking retirement benefits?
8/15/16 3:56PM
What is, perhaps, most remarkable about Hillary Clinton's tax returns is that there's nothing very remarkable about them at all.
8/13/16 11:40AM

Latest News on Insurance

Don't count on lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure. Most of us will need pills.
8/24/16 4:20PM
Is a fitter worker a better worker? That belief is spreading fast.
8/24/16 2:36PM
Americans love to complain about the cost of their life insurance personal policies. Now, an industry group says insurance is cheaper than you think - but not all insurance.
8/23/16 9:10AM