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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

U.K. Q1 Estimates Trimmed As Consumers Tighten Their Belts
5/25/17 8:16AM
Many financial advisors are supportive of the pending Department of Labor fiduciary rule as they view the greater transparency in fees and commissions as an opportunity to increase business.
5/24/17 3:50PM
April new home sales figures shocked real estate pros and buyers and sellers alike. What's the deal - and what's next?
5/24/17 11:31AM
Americans are getting better with this whole retirement thing, as only 28% say they plan to take the benefit when eligible at 62.
5/23/17 1:23PM
Alibaba is manufacturing one million delivery vans equipped with artificial intelligence.
5/23/17 12:53PM
People with excellent credit have access to nearly eight times the number of credit cards as those with poor credit, which means they have access to better interest as well.
5/23/17 12:40PM
"Being eternally known as Bond has no downside."
5/23/17 10:47AM
90% of women will become family breadwinners at some point - but many remain anxious about their financial situation.
5/22/17 12:25PM
TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on quarterly results from Toll Brothers, released on Tuesday.
5/22/17 11:57AM
With low interest rates and solid markets, many investors have been more than happy to keep money in the equities market, but those times may be changing.
5/20/17 2:00PM
New graduates are still burdened with student loans and underemployment, but their future outlook is much brighter than that of recent grads.
5/20/17 1:40PM
At first blush, gaining an inheritance seems like a real windfall. But botching the experience is more common than you might think.
5/20/17 1:40PM
Investors looking for a new market might want to start considering student loans, but be careful. This is a market with risks all its own.
5/20/17 1:20PM

Latest News for Borrowers

U.K. Q1 Estimates Trimmed As Consumers Tighten Their Belts
5/25/17 8:16AM
April new home sales figures shocked real estate pros and buyers and sellers alike. What's the deal - and what's next?
5/24/17 11:31AM
People with excellent credit have access to nearly eight times the number of credit cards as those with poor credit, which means they have access to better interest as well.
5/23/17 12:40PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Many financial advisors are supportive of the pending Department of Labor fiduciary rule as they view the greater transparency in fees and commissions as an opportunity to increase business.
5/24/17 3:50PM
Americans are getting better with this whole retirement thing, as only 28% say they plan to take the benefit when eligible at 62.
5/23/17 1:23PM
With low interest rates and solid markets, many investors have been more than happy to keep money in the equities market, but those times may be changing.
5/20/17 2:00PM

Latest News on Taxes

Billionaire Sam Zell said it makes no sense for a company like Apple to repatriate some of its overseas cash back to the U.S. under the current tax structure.
5/9/17 1:23PM
Former NFL Linebacker Bart Scott is teaming up with Morgan Stanley to help educate young athletes on how to manage their money.
5/1/17 10:57AM

Latest News on Insurance

"Being eternally known as Bond has no downside."
5/23/17 10:47AM
Mostly because they're more realistic about finding employment.
5/19/17 7:46AM
The price you pay for home and auto insurance is based on a credit score you can't see that's calculated differently by each insurer. Excellent credit makes it irrelevant.
5/13/17 4:00PM