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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

One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.
12/4/16 5:00PM
A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
As to-do lists go, this is one you might not want to ignore.
12/4/16 3:00PM
Divorced? You may be able to collect Social Security benefits based on your ex's earnings. But some important limits apply.
12/4/16 2:40PM
Retirement planning isn't easy. You might think, however, that having a spouse or partner to plan with you would make it easier. Guess again.
12/4/16 2:20PM
These seven tips could help you save big on your taxes for 2016 and beyond.
12/4/16 2:00PM
Investing a few hours of effort can make a significant difference in that all-important number: your credit score.
12/4/16 12:40PM
With listings scarce, homebuyers in the nation's hottest real estate markets are increasingly engaged in an arms race as they scramble to outbid each.
12/4/16 12:20PM
Gen X-ers are trying to balance their budgets as they finds themselves needing to support parents and perhaps children. This puts these Gen X-ers squarely in the 'sandwich generation.'
12/4/16 12:01PM
Fraudsters are expanding their network of stealing identities and are increasingly targeting deceased individuals to commit fraud such as opening credit card applications.
12/4/16 11:40AM
Your survival guide to surviving the infamous holiday office party.
12/3/16 4:20PM
Gravitating toward retail credit card offers during the holiday season is a popular undertaking, but while these cards offer alluring discounts, the hidden costs can wind up regrettable.
12/3/16 4:00PM
With close-to-perfect weather, low costs and great lifestyle, Ajijic is a very appealing place to live.
12/3/16 12:40PM
Since crude oil prices made tremendous gains this week after OPEC producers agreed to cut production, gasoline prices will rise higher this holiday season.
12/2/16 5:43PM
The appointment of GOP operative Betsy DeVos, an advocate of charter schools and vouchers, has aroused concern in higher ed circles and among public education advocates.
12/2/16 4:43PM

Latest News for Borrowers

Investing a few hours of effort can make a significant difference in that all-important number: your credit score.
12/4/16 12:40PM
With listings scarce, homebuyers in the nation's hottest real estate markets are increasingly engaged in an arms race as they scramble to outbid each.
12/4/16 12:20PM
Fraudsters are expanding their network of stealing identities and are increasingly targeting deceased individuals to commit fraud such as opening credit card applications.
12/4/16 11:40AM

Latest News on Financial Planning

One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.
12/4/16 5:00PM
A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
As to-do lists go, this is one you might not want to ignore.
12/4/16 3:00PM

Latest News on Taxes

These seven tips could help you save big on your taxes for 2016 and beyond.
12/4/16 2:00PM
With #GivingTuesday now serving as the official kick-off to the year-end season of charitable donations, many people are questioning the timing of their generosity in light of potential tax changes.
11/30/16 3:58PM
November 29 is Giving Tuesday. Make sure you have these tips on hand before you pay any charities.
11/29/16 10:25AM

Latest News on Insurance

A health savings account can do more than just pay for this year's medical bills. It can supercharge your retirement savings with a triple tax-free boost.
12/4/16 4:00PM
While December is a popular time for consumers to obtain discounted deals on car purchases, shoppers should obtain financing beforehand to avoid fraud.
12/1/16 4:44PM
Given the changing economic situation, people are seeking solutions that will provide a guaranteed benefit, premium and cash value. One often overlooked answer is whole life insurance.
11/29/16 4:14PM