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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

Retailers are wasting billions of dollars a year on loyalty programs.
2/23/17 1:16PM
Change is coming in the financial advisory sector, so much so, industry insiders say advisors had better brace themselves.
2/23/17 11:42AM
Older Millennials see their job situation and retirement funds improving in 2017 and have room to spend on anything they'd like. Boomers and Gen X-ers have a far gloomier outlook.
2/23/17 10:12AM
Homebuilder sentiment slipped two points to 65 in February.
2/23/17 8:50AM
Potential homeowners in the U.S. take advantage of the continuation of low mortgage rates!
2/23/17 8:29AM
With NASA's discovery of three habitable planets, let's take a look at six companies that want to take you into space.
2/22/17 5:57PM
Portfolio balancing usually yields good results, but only if advisors do it correctly - and with plenty of moving parts involved, that's no easy task.
2/22/17 2:18PM
Procrastination is one reason your estate planning hasn't started yet, but poor planning and complete lack of foresight aren't helping.
2/22/17 10:03AM
Creating a solid estate planning strategy is the capper on the jug of a life well lived - so take it seriously.
2/22/17 9:42AM
Total U.S. restaurant visits dipped slightly in 2016, according to the NPD Group.
2/21/17 3:08PM
'Don't be fooled by unexpected emails about big refunds, tax bills or requesting personal information,' said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
2/21/17 12:06PM
Change is coming in the financial advisory sector, so much so, industry insiders say advisors had better brace themselves.
2/21/17 11:18AM
Tax scammers are prepped for the tax season and waiting for consumers to fall for their baits as the number of cases of malware and phishing incidents rise.
2/21/17 10:46AM
Graduates with a MBA, law or pharmacy degree or even a Ph.D. tend to earn higher incomes and often produce a higher credit score.
2/19/17 10:40AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Retailers are wasting billions of dollars a year on loyalty programs.
2/23/17 1:16PM
Older Millennials see their job situation and retirement funds improving in 2017 and have room to spend on anything they'd like. Boomers and Gen X-ers have a far gloomier outlook.
2/23/17 10:12AM
Homebuilder sentiment slipped two points to 65 in February.
2/23/17 8:50AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Older Millennials see their job situation and retirement funds improving in 2017 and have room to spend on anything they'd like. Boomers and Gen X-ers have a far gloomier outlook.
2/23/17 10:12AM
Procrastination is one reason your estate planning hasn't started yet, but poor planning and complete lack of foresight aren't helping.
2/22/17 10:03AM
Creating a solid estate planning strategy is the capper on the jug of a life well lived - so take it seriously.
2/22/17 9:42AM

Latest News on Taxes

'Don't be fooled by unexpected emails about big refunds, tax bills or requesting personal information,' said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
2/21/17 12:06PM
Tax scammers are prepped for the tax season and waiting for consumers to fall for their baits as the number of cases of malware and phishing incidents rise.
2/21/17 10:46AM
Gone are the days whhere the 'traditional' family reigns. With of marriage equality's rise, gay and lesbian couples have a lot of financial considerations, especially when it comes to taxes.
2/18/17 12:40PM

Latest News on Insurance

Creating a solid estate planning strategy is the capper on the jug of a life well lived - so take it seriously.
2/22/17 9:42AM
Graduates with a MBA, law or pharmacy degree or even a Ph.D. tend to earn higher incomes and often produce a higher credit score.
2/19/17 10:40AM
Younger Americans don't seem to get the premise that not having life insurance is a big risk - and they're okay with it.
2/18/17 4:20PM