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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

From Amazon to Ford to Ulta, here are Jefferies analysts' best picks as tax reform savings boost consumer spending this year.
2/22/18 7:54PM
Millennial taxpayers still have a host of education, job-hunting and investment credits and deductions available to them late in the filing process. They also have plenty of time to file for an extension.
2/22/18 3:06PM
In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about the iShares MSCI EMU Index ETF and his thoughts on investing overseas.
2/22/18 7:55AM
Business owners shouldn't neglect their own retirement planning, and they need to plan for the future of their business.
2/22/18 6:41AM
As bitcoin's price has regained lost ground, fees to invest have shrunk.
2/21/18 10:15PM
The recently unveiled Urus is an SUV like you've never seen before. Here's what that means for the likes of Tesla, Lexus and Audi.
2/21/18 9:00PM
More older Americans are carrying significant amounts of debt into retirement. Even with low interest rates, is that wise?
2/21/18 8:02PM
Insurance companies have a deal for you. Give them access to driving data, and they'll cut your auto insurance rates.
2/21/18 3:59PM
The Federal Reserve's monetary-committee released minutes of its January meeting, in which members held benchmark U.S. interest rates steady in a range of 1.25% to 1.5%.
2/21/18 3:17PM
Getting tax deductions for uniforms and moving expenses is nice, but tax-free combat pay and enhanced retirement savings help out a lot more.
2/21/18 2:48PM
If you're fortunate enough to work from home in your fuzzy slippers (wait until you see mine!), consider taking the home office deduction on your tax return this year. Watch our video to see if you qualify!
2/20/18 5:00PM
As interest rates rise, saving money in CDs generate more income. Here's how online banking can help.
2/20/18 11:23AM
Millennial women workers are still saving less money in their 401(k) plans than men.
2/20/18 6:57AM
Pundits are fond of telling those planning for retirement to save more, but a new paper is challenging that advice.
2/19/18 8:30PM
How do you position your retirement savings to protect yourself from rising taxes? Here are your options, explained.
2/19/18 7:37PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Insurance companies have a deal for you. Give them access to driving data, and they'll cut your auto insurance rates.
2/21/18 3:59PM
The Federal Reserve's monetary-committee released minutes of its January meeting, in which members held benchmark U.S. interest rates steady in a range of 1.25% to 1.5%.
2/21/18 3:17PM
The Fed will release the minutes from its last meeting this week -- and much like reading your teenager's journal -- you will find some juicy nuggets on inflation and interest rates so they are worth dissecting. So watch our video for more!
2/21/18 8:18AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Millennial taxpayers still have a host of education, job-hunting and investment credits and deductions available to them late in the filing process. They also have plenty of time to file for an extension.
2/22/18 3:06PM
Business owners shouldn't neglect their own retirement planning, and they need to plan for the future of their business.
2/22/18 6:41AM
More older Americans are carrying significant amounts of debt into retirement. Even with low interest rates, is that wise?
2/21/18 8:02PM

Latest News on Taxes

From Amazon to Ford to Ulta, here are Jefferies analysts' best picks as tax reform savings boost consumer spending this year.
2/22/18 7:54PM
Millennial taxpayers still have a host of education, job-hunting and investment credits and deductions available to them late in the filing process. They also have plenty of time to file for an extension.
2/22/18 3:06PM
Getting tax deductions for uniforms and moving expenses is nice, but tax-free combat pay and enhanced retirement savings help out a lot more.
2/21/18 2:48PM

Latest News on Insurance

Insurance companies have a deal for you. Give them access to driving data, and they'll cut your auto insurance rates.
2/21/18 3:59PM
The Oracle of Omaha, long with Wall Street titans Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos want to fix health care -- at least for their over 1 million employees.
2/10/18 9:07AM