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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

Total U.S. restaurant visits dipped slightly in 2016, according to the NPD Group.
2/21/17 3:08PM
'Don't be fooled by unexpected emails about big refunds, tax bills or requesting personal information,' said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
2/21/17 12:06PM
Change is coming in the financial advisory sector, so much so, industry insiders say advisors had better brace themselves.
2/21/17 11:18AM
Tax scammers are prepped for the tax season and waiting for consumers to fall for their baits as the number of cases of malware and phishing incidents rise.
2/21/17 10:46AM
Graduates with a MBA, law or pharmacy degree or even a Ph.D. tend to earn higher incomes and often produce a higher credit score.
2/19/17 10:40AM
No, dropping emergency expenses onto your credit card isn't helping your long-term finances. Building an emergency fund will.
2/19/17 10:20AM
Younger Americans don't seem to get the premise that not having life insurance is a big risk - and they're okay with it.
2/18/17 4:20PM
Home equity keeps rising as home equity loan debt falls, but memories of the housing crisis still keep homeowners from borrowing against their homes.
2/18/17 4:00PM
Always a much better purchase than a designer handbag.
2/18/17 3:20PM
Financial infidelity may give you a sense of independence, but it leads to snooping and serious financial repercussions for the both of you.
2/18/17 1:40PM
Gone are the days whhere the 'traditional' family reigns. With of marriage equality's rise, gay and lesbian couples have a lot of financial considerations, especially when it comes to taxes.
2/18/17 12:40PM
More legal evidence is mounting that supports the DOL's fiduciary ruling, and that should aid U.S. retirement savers.
2/18/17 10:40AM
This Millenial media executive took off and traveled the world after having a panic attack in front of his entire company.
2/17/17 3:48PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Total U.S. restaurant visits dipped slightly in 2016, according to the NPD Group.
2/21/17 3:08PM
'Don't be fooled by unexpected emails about big refunds, tax bills or requesting personal information,' said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
2/21/17 12:06PM
Graduates with a MBA, law or pharmacy degree or even a Ph.D. tend to earn higher incomes and often produce a higher credit score.
2/19/17 10:40AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Gone are the days whhere the 'traditional' family reigns. With of marriage equality's rise, gay and lesbian couples have a lot of financial considerations, especially when it comes to taxes.
2/18/17 12:40PM
More legal evidence is mounting that supports the DOL's fiduciary ruling, and that should aid U.S. retirement savers.
2/18/17 10:40AM
Creative solutions on how to spend the day with your chosen person.
2/13/17 4:57PM

Latest News on Taxes

'Don't be fooled by unexpected emails about big refunds, tax bills or requesting personal information,' said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
2/21/17 12:06PM
Tax scammers are prepped for the tax season and waiting for consumers to fall for their baits as the number of cases of malware and phishing incidents rise.
2/21/17 10:46AM
Gone are the days whhere the 'traditional' family reigns. With of marriage equality's rise, gay and lesbian couples have a lot of financial considerations, especially when it comes to taxes.
2/18/17 12:40PM

Latest News on Insurance

Graduates with a MBA, law or pharmacy degree or even a Ph.D. tend to earn higher incomes and often produce a higher credit score.
2/19/17 10:40AM
Younger Americans don't seem to get the premise that not having life insurance is a big risk - and they're okay with it.
2/18/17 4:20PM
The bailed-out insurer says it's still on track to return $25 billion in capital to shareholders by the end of December.
2/16/17 3:43PM