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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

Americans are overwhelmingly concerned about the effects of the presidential election on the U.S. economy.
9/24/16 2:30PM
Death is not something people want to talk about. And that is probably one of the reasons so many people do not have an estate plan, or even a will.
9/24/16 1:30PM
Despite historic-low mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to rent than own in most major U.S. cities, according to a new report.
9/24/16 11:40AM
With U.S. homeowners getting back on their feet financially, many are treating their home equity loans like a piggy bank and hopefully making much-needed home repairs.
9/23/16 3:52PM
Teens, Millennials and tech nerds are no longer the only ones obsessing over video games. Investors are piling into a video game ETF to cash in.
9/23/16 1:46PM
Seasoned tailgaters take their craft to heart and won't stand for simply hanging in the parking lot with a six pack.
9/23/16 9:41AM
If recent speculation that Apple is entering the car business is to be believed, the company may have another leg to stand on, boosting several ETFs in the process.
9/22/16 4:10PM
Wells Fargo's board of directors has some tough decisions to make in the coming months, and members themselves will be in the spotlight. Plus, Jim Cramer's take.
9/22/16 1:10PM
Namibia's human and natural resources offer limitless potential as a commercial hub and channel to the Southern African region that represents a market upwards of 300 million people
9/22/16 1:02PM
Gasoline prices will remain range-bound as crude oil prices have lingered in the $40 to $50 levels and demand has lessened following the summer driving season.
9/22/16 11:32AM
Investors are neglecting to rebalance their retirement portfolios as they switch jobs.
9/22/16 11:06AM
There's a difference in expectations, says Judith Ward, senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price.
9/22/16 10:24AM
Unless you hate paying for maintenance, selling a car or riding around in something less than new for too long, just buy the car already.
9/22/16 10:19AM
Kids expect parents to cover their college costs, but parents might not be able to meet those expectations.
9/22/16 8:27AM
Financial advisors are generally a savvy, hard-working lot. But if you run across a problematic planner, here's when to cut the cord.
9/21/16 2:50PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Americans are overwhelmingly concerned about the effects of the presidential election on the U.S. economy.
9/24/16 2:30PM
Despite historic-low mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to rent than own in most major U.S. cities, according to a new report.
9/24/16 11:40AM
With U.S. homeowners getting back on their feet financially, many are treating their home equity loans like a piggy bank and hopefully making much-needed home repairs.
9/23/16 3:52PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Death is not something people want to talk about. And that is probably one of the reasons so many people do not have an estate plan, or even a will.
9/24/16 1:30PM
Long the bastion of the fabulously rich, these firms are no longer letting others do their bidding and are instead directly investing in portfolio companies themselves.
9/23/16 6:57AM
Investors are neglecting to rebalance their retirement portfolios as they switch jobs.
9/22/16 11:06AM

Latest News on Taxes

Before life gets busy with trick-or-treating, turkey and football or scurrying for gifts, make sure you lower your 2016 taxes as much as possible.
9/20/16 5:25PM
Let's share a little knowledge to help you navigate the tax consequences of your involvement in the sharing economy. Reduce your tax burden by summoning our advice.
9/20/16 12:59PM
You shell out all that money so your kids can have a great experience while they're off from school. But don't forget to recoup some of your hard-earned cash.
9/17/16 12:01PM

Latest News on Insurance

Unless you hate paying for maintenance, selling a car or riding around in something less than new for too long, just buy the car already.
9/22/16 10:19AM
Surprise: they even agree on a few things. But their disagreements are sometimes sharp.
9/21/16 12:29PM
California tops the list, but only because it won't let insurance companies outright discriminate against you based on your job or credit score.
9/17/16 11:00AM