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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

As interest rates rise, saving money in CDs generate more income. Here's how online banking can help.
2/20/18 11:23AM
Millennial women workers are still saving less money in their 401(k) plans than men.
2/20/18 6:57AM
Pundits are fond of telling those planning for retirement to save more, but a new paper is challenging that advice.
2/19/18 8:30PM
How do you position your retirement savings to protect yourself from rising taxes? Here are your options, explained.
2/19/18 7:37PM
Filing your taxes together may not be the glue that will ensure you stay married forever. But it could save you money and help you cash in on some lucrative tax credits.
2/19/18 11:45AM
Listen to this podcast with a Boston professor and co-author for Risk Less and Prosper, Investments and Essentials of Investments
2/18/18 6:05PM
While the Tax Reform of 2017 lowered both personal and corporate tax rates, it also took away some great deductions for folks in high tax states and gave gig-economy workers an added bonus. So watch our video and listen to the full podcast to learn how all that will affect you.
2/17/18 5:05PM
Your paycheck may go up in the next week or two thanks to the new tax law -- or it may not. Give us 60 seconds to tell you why.
2/17/18 10:02AM
Granted, you have to owe a lot of money and go out of your way not to repay it, but the IRS and State Department can make life especially hard on overseas tax cheats.
2/16/18 2:15PM
The way you bank is going to change. Here's what to keep an eye out for to make the most of it.
2/15/18 3:22PM
In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about the iShares MSCI EMU Index ETF and his thoughts on investing overseas.
2/15/18 11:48AM
If you're one of the many who don't want to fight the crowds and eat prix fix meals, then put your fuzzy slippers on and order in! And consider this your cheat sheet to pair the perfect wine with your takeout!
2/14/18 3:57PM
Happy Valentine's Day! Before you go and spend money on flowers and chocolates, make sure you actually talk about money first. Do you know your sweetie's credit score? Do you have your own checking account? Give me 60 seconds and I'll tell you why you should!
2/14/18 12:59PM
The IRS isn't auditing as many people as it used to, but if it does happen, there is no need to fear for your life.
2/14/18 12:37PM
The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile items like energy and food, climbs 0.3% in January. Economists surveyed by FactSet had projected a 0.2% rise on average.
2/14/18 9:22AM

Latest News for Borrowers

As interest rates rise, saving money in CDs generate more income. Here's how online banking can help.
2/20/18 11:23AM
The Fed will release the minutes from its last meeting this week -- and much like reading your teenager's journal -- you will find some juicy nuggets on inflation and interest rates so they are worth dissecting. So watch our video for more!
2/19/18 10:31AM
Listen to this podcast with a Boston professor and co-author for Risk Less and Prosper, Investments and Essentials of Investments
2/18/18 6:05PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

As interest rates rise, saving money in CDs generate more income. Here's how online banking can help.
2/20/18 11:23AM
Millennial women workers are still saving less money in their 401(k) plans than men.
2/20/18 6:57AM
Pundits are fond of telling those planning for retirement to save more, but a new paper is challenging that advice.
2/19/18 8:30PM

Latest News on Taxes

Filing your taxes together may not be the glue that will ensure you stay married forever. But it could save you money and help you cash in on some lucrative tax credits.
2/19/18 11:45AM
Your paycheck may go up in the next week or two thanks to the new tax law -- or it may not. Give us 60 seconds to tell you why.
2/17/18 10:02AM
Granted, you have to owe a lot of money and go out of your way not to repay it, but the IRS and State Department can make life especially hard on overseas tax cheats.
2/16/18 2:15PM

Latest News on Insurance

The Oracle of Omaha, long with Wall Street titans Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos want to fix health care -- at least for their over 1 million employees.
2/10/18 9:07AM
CVS' retail segment isn't doing so hot. But that doesn't matter, experts say, as long as its stores can be leveraged for its healthcare services.
2/8/18 1:47PM