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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

'We are committed to addressing the OCC's concerns because restoring trust in Wells Fargo is our top priority,' CEO Tim Sloan said in a statement.
3/28/17 4:46PM
Neglectful or procrastinating consumers who have failed to file their taxes for more than a year have several options and can still obtain refunds despite their delay.
3/28/17 3:57PM
The storied media company might be sold to the same company that is acquiring Trump advisor Anthony's Scaramucci's stake in the hedge fund that he founded, SkyBridge Capital.
3/28/17 3:18PM
The American consumer's love affair with plastic is not over, as outstanding credit card debt in the U.S. topped $1 trillion at year-end 2016.
3/28/17 11:27AM
When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, credit card interest rises, but checking and savings account yields don't necessarily follow.
3/27/17 4:27PM
Give the IRS an opening, and they'll take all the tax cash they can. Fight back with these oft-overlooked filing deductions.
3/26/17 2:00PM
Yes, your kids cost you a lot. But they can help save you money around tax time.
3/26/17 1:20PM
Annuities are in the news as Trump's appointee to head the Department of Labor spars with Sen. Warren. Here's what investors need to know.
3/26/17 11:20AM
Errors on tax forms may appear benign, but some have led to audits of taxpayers, which can be costly in both time and finances.
3/26/17 10:00AM
Graduate school can easily be a $100,000 proposition. Here's how to figure out whether it's worth six figures - or not.
3/25/17 12:40PM
Student loans may be the next debt bubble about to burst. Here are a few ideas for getting ahead of the crisis.
3/25/17 11:00AM
Learn the history of the Chianti Classico Fiasco
3/24/17 4:55PM
Five people, including the alleged attacker, died in the attack and at least 50 more were injured.
3/24/17 10:37AM
Pampering your pet is serious money.
3/23/17 9:32PM

Latest News for Borrowers

'We are committed to addressing the OCC's concerns because restoring trust in Wells Fargo is our top priority,' CEO Tim Sloan said in a statement.
3/28/17 4:46PM
Anthony Scaramucci still wants a job in the Trump administration, even though he doesn't know what it is. And his every word is designed to telegraph that to Washington.
3/28/17 1:51PM
The American consumer's love affair with plastic is not over, as outstanding credit card debt in the U.S. topped $1 trillion at year-end 2016.
3/28/17 11:27AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

The storied media company might be sold to the same company that is acquiring Trump advisor Anthony's Scaramucci's stake in the hedge fund that he founded, SkyBridge Capital.
3/28/17 3:18PM
Anthony Scaramucci still wants a job in the Trump administration, even though he doesn't know what it is. And his every word is designed to telegraph that to Washington.
3/28/17 1:51PM
Graduate school can easily be a $100,000 proposition. Here's how to figure out whether it's worth six figures - or not.
3/25/17 12:40PM

Latest News on Taxes

Neglectful or procrastinating consumers who have failed to file their taxes for more than a year have several options and can still obtain refunds despite their delay.
3/28/17 3:57PM
Give the IRS an opening, and they'll take all the tax cash they can. Fight back with these oft-overlooked filing deductions.
3/26/17 2:00PM
Yes, your kids cost you a lot. But they can help save you money around tax time.
3/26/17 1:20PM

Latest News on Insurance

Anthony Scaramucci still wants a job in the Trump administration, even though he doesn't know what it is. And his every word is designed to telegraph that to Washington.
3/28/17 1:51PM
TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping a close eye on Thursday's House health care vote.
3/23/17 10:50AM
Traveling can be tricky with food allergies or a chronic disease. Here are a few tips to make it work, straight from the pros.
3/22/17 10:58AM