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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 Federal Reserve, by most insider accounts, is raising interest rates soon. What will that mean to the equity futures market?
8/23/16 5:11PM
Concealed carry law in the lone star state survives a preliminary challenge.
8/23/16 4:40PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/23/16 3:56PM
Square looks better a Wall Street upgrade, but it still needs to bring in some bigger merchants, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer
8/23/16 1:16PM
Many parents are eager to help their children with purchasing their first home, but giving them cash as a gift is not always the best solution.
8/23/16 12:16PM
Americans love to complain about the cost of their life insurance personal policies. Now, an industry group says insurance is cheaper than you think - but not all insurance.
8/23/16 9:10AM
U.S. workers are saving more for their retirement than they were five years ago, but economic recovery doesn't change the fact that they're running out of time.
8/23/16 8:10AM
Are you in SilverSneakers? You may be but might not know it.
8/22/16 2:52PM
We examine the dangerous signs that portend doom for a company. Learn to spot them, to prevent a toxic stock from torpedoing your portfolio.
8/22/16 2:45PM
The response from graduates and their parents is an overwhelming "yes," but it would be a similarly worthwhile endeavor if it were free.
8/22/16 1:04PM
Loans can teach financial responsibility and save relationships while also benefitting the parents doing the lending.
8/22/16 12:38PM
A new study says now is the time to buy for consumers looking for smaller vehicles.
8/22/16 11:46AM
More efficient or lower quality? The Medicare Advantage debate flares up.
8/22/16 10:30AM
With more than half of Baby Boomers knowing someone who's had or has Alzheimer's, the time to plan for that scenario is now.
8/22/16 9:32AM
A secret to a good retirement just may be a realistic plan and that starts now, no matter your age.
8/21/16 1:20PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Concealed carry law in the lone star state survives a preliminary challenge.
8/23/16 4:40PM
What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/23/16 3:56PM
Square looks better a Wall Street upgrade, but it still needs to bring in some bigger merchants, said TheStreet's Jim Cramer
8/23/16 1:16PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

What happens when your college shutters? More and more alums and students are discovering the painful realities.
8/23/16 3:56PM
U.S. workers are saving more for their retirement than they were five years ago, but economic recovery doesn't change the fact that they're running out of time.
8/23/16 8:10AM
Are you in SilverSneakers? You may be but might not know it.
8/22/16 2:52PM

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

Americans love to complain about the cost of their life insurance personal policies. Now, an industry group says insurance is cheaper than you think - but not all insurance.
8/23/16 9:10AM
Are you in SilverSneakers? You may be but might not know it.
8/22/16 2:52PM
More efficient or lower quality? The Medicare Advantage debate flares up.
8/22/16 10:30AM