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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

With all the options available to newbie homeowners, why use retirement funds to pay for downpayment?
1/23/17 4:20PM
President Donald Trump's regulation freeze puts in limbo a rule requiring financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients saving for retirement.
1/23/17 2:23PM
Mortgage rates will continue their upward climb in 2017, but will dampen the enthusiasm for homeowners to refinance their mortgages into lower rates.
1/23/17 10:35AM
Child care costs around the country are soaring. What is the average cost in your state?
1/23/17 9:22AM
Cutting waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government's budget is what Trump supporters voted for. So how can Trump reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years?
1/23/17 8:40AM
A tidal wave of branch closings from one major U.S. bank once again has financial consumers wondering - are bank branches going to continue to disappear?
1/21/17 4:00PM
'Cash on hand,' or more specifically, lack of it, is putting millions of Americans in financial peril.
1/21/17 2:40PM
The IRS starts accepting tax returns on January 23. Want to find out how to get your return prepared for free? Read on.
1/21/17 2:00PM
As much as many dread the post-holiday credit card bills, something even worse can happen concerning your buying habits — finding out your credit card or favorite store's been hacked.
1/21/17 1:40PM
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.
1/21/17 12:01PM
It takes 13 years to pay off a $5,000 credit card bill, if one pays the minimum monthly amount. How can cardholders cut that timetable down to size?
1/21/17 11:20AM
With mortgage rates on the rise, you need to arm yourself with the right knowledge to nab the best deals while you can.
1/20/17 4:58PM

Latest News for Borrowers

With all the options available to newbie homeowners, why use retirement funds to pay for downpayment?
1/23/17 4:20PM
Mortgage rates will continue their upward climb in 2017, but will dampen the enthusiasm for homeowners to refinance their mortgages into lower rates.
1/23/17 10:35AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

With all the options available to newbie homeowners, why use retirement funds to pay for downpayment?
1/23/17 4:20PM
President Donald Trump's regulation freeze puts in limbo a rule requiring financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients saving for retirement.
1/23/17 2:23PM
Child care costs around the country are soaring. What is the average cost in your state?
1/23/17 9:22AM

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.
1/21/17 2:00PM
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.
1/21/17 12:01PM

Latest News on Insurance

Congress will take a while to repeal Obamacare, but this lawsuit could change things right away.
1/20/17 8:11AM
Bankruptcy Attorney Daniel Gershburg lays down the reasons why government representatives need to be held accountable.
1/18/17 3:11PM
The current Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee will become secretary of the Health and Human Services Department.
1/18/17 1:49PM