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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

Income riders sound harmless at first, but they are a money-making machine for the annuity industry.
9/27/16 11:10AM
A massive data breach impacting over 500 million Yahoo users may cause company customers to be lost forever.
9/26/16 4:36PM
Driving sector performance are a recent series of mergers and acquisitions, including Horizon Pharma's purchase of Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. Then there's the political boost...
9/26/16 3:17PM
Mastercard has its eye on more expansion in Africa, recently announcing a partnership for remittance services.
9/26/16 3:09PM
The volatility surrounding news events can increase rapidly, increasing the likelihood that the positions retail futures traders have taken can wind up being unprofitable.
9/26/16 2:13PM
Seniors are suddenly in demand - at least in some fields. A tight job market has employers taking new looks at the elderly.
9/26/16 12:48PM
You've been so busy saving in your retirement accounts, but you haven't learned the best way to withdraw money in your golden years. Follow these techniques.
9/26/16 11:58AM
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
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
A new report details the multiplying ways consumers can earn frequent flyer miles faster -- including through home purchases, car purchases and more.
9/25/16 12:20PM
Americans are overwhelmingly concerned about the effects of the presidential election on the U.S. economy.
9/24/16 2:30PM
Death is not something people want to talk about. And that is probably one of the reasons so many people do not have an estate plan, or even a will.
9/24/16 1:30PM
Despite historic-low mortgage rates, it's still cheaper to rent than own in most major U.S. cities, according to a new report.
9/24/16 11:40AM
With U.S. homeowners getting back on their feet financially, many are treating their home equity loans like a piggy bank and hopefully making much-needed home repairs.
9/23/16 3:52PM

Latest News for Borrowers

A massive data breach impacting over 500 million Yahoo users may cause company customers to be lost forever.
9/26/16 4:36PM
Mastercard has its eye on more expansion in Africa, recently announcing a partnership for remittance services.
9/26/16 3:09PM
Americans are overwhelmingly concerned about the effects of the presidential election on the U.S. economy.
9/24/16 2:30PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Income riders sound harmless at first, but they are a money-making machine for the annuity industry.
9/27/16 11:10AM
Seniors are suddenly in demand - at least in some fields. A tight job market has employers taking new looks at the elderly.
9/26/16 12:48PM
You've been so busy saving in your retirement accounts, but you haven't learned the best way to withdraw money in your golden years. Follow these techniques.
9/26/16 11:58AM

Latest News on Taxes

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
You shell out all that money so your kids can have a great experience while they're off from school. But don't forget to recoup some of your hard-earned cash.
9/17/16 12:01PM

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