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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

The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless of your age or income.
8/27/16 3:00PM
Subprime credit cards specifically target those with terrible credit and lock them into high interest and myriad fees. Secured cards, despite a hefty deposit, are there to help.
8/27/16 2:40PM
According to Merrill Lynch's 2016 Workplace Benefits Report, only 24% of millennials surveyed say they are in control of their finances and 40% report an unmanageable amount of debt.
8/27/16 2:20PM
Some partnerships between universities and boot camps offer credit as part of continuing education programs.
8/27/16 2:00PM
When traveling abroad, buy a third-party insurance plan. That's the path to safe travels.
8/27/16 12:20PM
Forget playing the airline miles game. Smart travelers now have their eyes on hotel programs.
8/27/16 12:19PM
With a swan song about to be sung, ED withholds federal aid for new students.
8/26/16 5:01PM
JPMorgan Chase moves into the lucrative market for high-spending travelers with a card that offers rewards for shared-economy services like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber.
8/26/16 12:45PM
Financial industry experts don't want you taking the "friend" route with your broker or advisor - and here's why.
8/26/16 9:38AM
The march toward digital-only payments among young Americans proceeds unabated - and is gaining momentum.
8/26/16 9:02AM
Regardless of what happens to their stock prices, REITs may be set to break out come September.
8/25/16 1:51PM
The latest study from Merrill Lynch appears to support what Democrats have been saying...millennials are cracking under the weight of too much student debt.
8/25/16 1:39PM
Amid the rise of mobile payments, credit cards aren't disappearing just yet, according to Citi Cards CEO Jud Linville.
8/25/16 12:39PM
Freelancing, sometimes described as a feminist act, could help women break out of the traditional grind and avoid some typical workplace challenges.
8/25/16 11:43AM
Your future boss will not be able to ask you how much you made.
8/25/16 10:36AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Subprime credit cards specifically target those with terrible credit and lock them into high interest and myriad fees. Secured cards, despite a hefty deposit, are there to help.
8/27/16 2:40PM
Some partnerships between universities and boot camps offer credit as part of continuing education programs.
8/27/16 2:00PM
Forget playing the airline miles game. Smart travelers now have their eyes on hotel programs.
8/27/16 12:19PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless of your age or income.
8/27/16 3:00PM
According to Merrill Lynch's 2016 Workplace Benefits Report, only 24% of millennials surveyed say they are in control of their finances and 40% report an unmanageable amount of debt.
8/27/16 2:20PM
Financial industry experts don't want you taking the "friend" route with your broker or advisor - and here's why.
8/26/16 9:38AM

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

The unpredictable nature of health care costs can be one of the most frightening of all retirement worries, regardless of your age or income.
8/27/16 3:00PM
When traveling abroad, buy a third-party insurance plan. That's the path to safe travels.
8/27/16 12:20PM
Regardless of what happens to their stock prices, REITs may be set to break out come September.
8/25/16 1:51PM