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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

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1/19/17 4:22PM
It takes 13 years to pay off a $5,000 credit card bill, if one pays the minimum monthly amount. How can cardholders cut that timetable down to size?
1/19/17 12:47PM
'Cash on hand,' or more specifically, lack of it, is putting millions of Americans in financial peril.
1/19/17 11:21AM
Bankruptcy Attorney Daniel Gershburg lays down the reasons why government representatives need to be held accountable.
1/18/17 3:11PM
JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. lender, agreed to pay $55 million to settle a Justice Department claim that it funded mortgages by brokers who charged higher rates to minorities.
1/18/17 1:54PM
The current Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee will become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.
1/18/17 1:49PM
Yesterday the CBO released its projections about the consequences of an Obamacare repeal. Here are some of the most important things you should know...
1/18/17 10:38AM
As much as many dread the post-holiday credit card bills, something even worse can happen concerning your buying habits — finding out your credit card or favorite store's been hacked.
1/18/17 9:51AM
The IRS starts accepting tax returns on January 23. Want to find out how to get your return prepared for free? Read on.
1/17/17 3:05PM
Before moving to an income tax-free state, check with a financial professional to ensure you're getting the tax benefits you think you're getting. Because you might not be.
1/17/17 2:03PM
It's tax season, and Uncle Sam has his spotlight out, looking for these IRS transgressions.
1/17/17 11:25AM
Obamacare repeal is on the road to reality. Here are five groups that will lose out big if (and when) it goes through.
1/17/17 9:17AM
Regardless of political affiliation, there is no denying that these annuities are good for the country and a positive choice for anyone with retirement plan assets or a traditional IRA.
1/17/17 8:48AM

Latest News for Borrowers

It takes 13 years to pay off a $5,000 credit card bill, if one pays the minimum monthly amount. How can cardholders cut that timetable down to size?
1/19/17 12:47PM
'Cash on hand,' or more specifically, lack of it, is putting millions of Americans in financial peril.
1/19/17 11:21AM
JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. lender, agreed to pay $55 million to settle a Justice Department claim that it funded mortgages by brokers who charged higher rates to minorities.
1/18/17 1:54PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Regardless of political affiliation, there is no denying that these annuities are good for the country and a positive choice for anyone with retirement plan assets or a traditional IRA.
1/17/17 8:48AM
While college students are taking out more and more money to pay for school, those loans may not just be making it harder to pay rent after graduation
1/15/17 3:40PM

Latest News on Taxes

The IRS starts accepting tax returns on January 23. Want to find out how to get your return prepared for free? Read on.
1/17/17 3:05PM
Before moving to an income tax-free state, check with a financial professional to ensure you're getting the tax benefits you think you're getting. Because you might not be.
1/17/17 2:03PM
It's tax season, and Uncle Sam has his spotlight out, looking for these IRS transgressions.
1/17/17 11:25AM

Latest News on Insurance

Bankruptcy Attorney Daniel Gershburg lays down the reasons why government representatives need to be held accountable.
1/18/17 3:11PM
The current Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee will become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.
1/18/17 1:49PM
Yesterday the CBO released its projections about the consequences of an Obamacare repeal. Here are some of the most important things you should know...
1/18/17 10:38AM