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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

When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, credit card interest rises, but checking and savings account yields don't necessarily follow.
3/27/17 4:27PM
Give the IRS an opening, and they'll take all the tax cash they can. Fight back with these oft-overlooked filing deductions.
3/26/17 2:00PM
Yes, your kids cost you a lot. But they can help save you money around tax time.
3/26/17 1:20PM
Annuities are in the news as Trump's appointee to head the Department of Labor spars with Sen. Warren. Here's what investors need to know.
3/26/17 11:20AM
Errors on tax forms may appear benign, but some have led to audits of taxpayers, which can be costly in both time and finances.
3/26/17 10:00AM
Graduate school can easily be a $100,000 proposition. Here's how to figure out whether it's worth six figures - or not.
3/25/17 12:40PM
Student loans may be the next debt bubble about to burst. Here are a few ideas for getting ahead of the crisis.
3/25/17 11:00AM
Learn the history of the Chianti Classico Fiasco
3/24/17 4:55PM
Five people, including the alleged attacker, died in the attack and at least 50 more were injured.
3/24/17 10:37AM
Pampering your pet is serious money.
3/23/17 9:32PM
It's not the first time Chase has teamed with celebrities on promotions; the bank's other partners include basketball star Stephen Curry, fencer Tim Morehouse and tennis champion Serena Williams.
3/23/17 7:35PM
While it's tempting for consumers to spend their tax refund, investing their tax dollars in an IRA or stocks now can generate a substantial amount of savings.
3/23/17 3:26PM
Is that trip to the beach costing your retirement?
3/23/17 2:43PM
Anyone can give their pet a treat or the occasional grooming, but room service, a hotel room of their own or immortality?
3/23/17 11:01AM

Latest News for Borrowers

When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates, credit card interest rises, but checking and savings account yields don't necessarily follow.
3/27/17 4:27PM
Student loans may be the next debt bubble about to burst. Here are a few ideas for getting ahead of the crisis.
3/25/17 11:00AM
It's not the first time Chase has teamed with celebrities on promotions; the bank's other partners include basketball star Stephen Curry, fencer Tim Morehouse and tennis champion Serena Williams.
3/23/17 7:35PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

Graduate school can easily be a $100,000 proposition. Here's how to figure out whether it's worth six figures - or not.
3/25/17 12:40PM
The demand for home health aides is skyrocketing, and the crisis is spreading nationally. Are solutions within grasp?
3/23/17 10:21AM
The fear of outliving retirement savings is multiplying as more seniors realize that living to 100 is becoming a very realistic possibility. Advisors need to plan accordingly.
3/22/17 1:02PM

Latest News on Taxes

Give the IRS an opening, and they'll take all the tax cash they can. Fight back with these oft-overlooked filing deductions.
3/26/17 2:00PM
Yes, your kids cost you a lot. But they can help save you money around tax time.
3/26/17 1:20PM
Errors on tax forms may appear benign, but some have led to audits of taxpayers, which can be costly in both time and finances.
3/26/17 10:00AM

Latest News on Insurance

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping a close eye on Thursday's House health care vote.
3/23/17 10:50AM
Traveling can be tricky with food allergies or a chronic disease. Here are a few tips to make it work, straight from the pros.
3/22/17 10:58AM
Schultz envisioned 'a social environment where people not only came for great coffee, but also to connect to a certain culture.'
3/20/17 10:44AM