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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

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf might not survive the account creation scandal now that it has blown up into a Congressional affair, says Jim Cramer.
9/30/16 11:34AM
A recent survey examines fines, complaints, and responsiveness of the 50 largest banks by assets, providing insight to consumers concerned about which company they can trust.
9/29/16 2:40PM
Don't let that student loan debt and that extra time at mom and dad's house fool you: Millennials have a better handle on finance than most of their elders.
9/29/16 11:40AM
It seems increasingly likely that Twitter's life as an independent company is coming to an end. These ETFs will help you benefit if it gets bought.
9/29/16 10:00AM
By now it should be well established that financial planners don't like you to carry debt into retirement. But where does your mortgage fall in the scheme of things?
9/29/16 9:36AM
Criminals are zeroing in on Social Security numbers as the tools to unlock theft of your assets, your identity, your life. The SSN is the "skeleton key to your life."
9/28/16 4:40PM
August residential real estate data was all over the map, but at least U.S. home prices are moving in the right direction - this year.
9/28/16 3:58PM
You need a will for the 21st century. Here's your road map.
9/28/16 12:02PM
The defensive nature of utilities in ETFs, coupled with the low risk and high dividends they produce are attractive to many investors, especially during times of market uncertainty.
9/28/16 11:29AM
Take a look at these seven ways you can cut expenses and save money this fall.
9/28/16 11:11AM
Can machines handle your assets better than a person? The fight is on, and it just got more brutal.
9/27/16 5:41PM
The Federal Reserve seems intent on raising interests rates. How will that affect dividend stocks and ETFs, and what should you do to prepare?
9/27/16 4:28PM
Estate tax on a state level can chip away at the money you leave your heirs. Find out how to avoid a reduced inheritance for your loved ones.
9/27/16 1:35PM
U.S. stocks come off highs, but stay in the green in relief following the first presidential debate.
9/27/16 12:27PM
Income riders sound harmless at first, but they are a money-making machine for the annuity industry.
9/27/16 11:10AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf might not survive the account creation scandal now that it has blown up into a Congressional affair, says Jim Cramer.
9/30/16 11:34AM
A recent survey examines fines, complaints, and responsiveness of the 50 largest banks by assets, providing insight to consumers concerned about which company they can trust.
9/29/16 2:40PM
August residential real estate data was all over the map, but at least U.S. home prices are moving in the right direction - this year.
9/28/16 3:58PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

By now it should be well established that financial planners don't like you to carry debt into retirement. But where does your mortgage fall in the scheme of things?
9/29/16 9:36AM
Criminals are zeroing in on Social Security numbers as the tools to unlock theft of your assets, your identity, your life. The SSN is the "skeleton key to your life."
9/28/16 4:40PM
You need a will for the 21st century. Here's your road map.
9/28/16 12:02PM

Latest News on Taxes

Estate tax on a state level can chip away at the money you leave your heirs. Find out how to avoid a reduced inheritance for your loved ones.
9/27/16 1:35PM
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.
9/25/16 12:40PM
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

Latest News on Insurance

Income riders sound harmless at first, but they are a money-making machine for the annuity industry.
9/27/16 11:10AM
Better choices abound - but many seniors sit on their hands in Open Enrollment. Take charge to lower costs and get better coverage.
9/26/16 11:10AM
Retirees with weaker immune systems may need vaccinations more than younger adults. Medicare usually covers them, but some seniors ignore the shots.
9/26/16 9:23AM