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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 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
Mortgage rates are down in early 2017, and that's a pleasant surprise for home mortgage consumers.
1/17/17 1:30PM
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
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
The dangers are pervasive for people in their golden years. Here's what to look out for.
1/15/17 3:00PM
Non-cognitive skills play an important role in determining financial success.
1/15/17 2:40PM
A rising number of older Americans are being hit with student loan bills they never dreamed they'd have to pay, and the financial impact is significant.
1/15/17 1:20PM
A new study shows that more than 30% of Americans say their financial lives are a mess right now, despite indications the economy is improving in 2017.
1/15/17 12:40PM
Earlier today Amazon announced its new Prime card, a credit card with no fee, ordinary interest and a whopping 5% cash back on Amazon purchases.
1/15/17 11:00AM
Sticking to your stop-loss levels and having cash and gold in a well-diversified portfolio will be crucial this year.
1/15/17 10:20AM
A new study claims U.S. consumers are inundated with hidden fees. Which ones make the 'most unwanted' list?
1/14/17 4:20PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Mortgage rates are down in early 2017, and that's a pleasant surprise for home mortgage consumers.
1/17/17 1:30PM
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
A rising number of older Americans are being hit with student loan bills they never dreamed they'd have to pay, and the financial impact is significant.
1/15/17 1:20PM

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
The dangers are pervasive for people in their golden years. Here's what to look out for.
1/15/17 3:00PM

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

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
This week Senate Republicans took the first step toward Obamacare repeal, but there's a problem.
1/13/17 2:52PM