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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

Rising interest rates and global volatility make fixed-income investments appealing, but it takes just the right mix of them to keep you above the fray.
2/27/17 12:54PM
For the Trump White House, it's "so far, so good" on the economy - at least in the eyes of these American money management specialists.
2/27/17 12:08PM
Your refund check can go a long way, if you spend it wisely.
2/27/17 10:35AM
If you are one of the millions who will receive a tax refund — it's likely you will spend it fast. But are you spending it on the right things?
2/27/17 9:28AM
It's no secret that young people aren't exposed to enough financial education. Beth Kobliner, author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius, is trying to fix that.
2/27/17 6:00AM
As tax season gets underway, consumers should be on the lookout for tax refund theft.
2/25/17 6:00AM
The current draft of the House GOP's Obamacare repeal/replace plan has some good and bad news.
2/24/17 2:32PM
Solid Late '16 housing numbers could fuel a big spring market for the U.S. real estate sector.
2/24/17 2:19PM
Behind the immigration debate is a dirty little secret about demographics: America needs immigration to keep the workforce growing.
2/24/17 12:18PM
TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Foot Locker is "the only mall based store that is really doing it right."
2/24/17 11:09AM
One Swedish councilman has an idea for the ultimate in work-life balance.
2/24/17 9:19AM
You can deduct for 'exceptional trees' in Hawaii.
2/24/17 8:41AM
Potential homeowners in the U.S. take advantage of the continuation of low mortgage rates!
2/24/17 8:37AM
Tax fraud is a burgeoning problem in the U.S., and stopping it rests on individuals being aware, and taking steps, to block fraudsters before they strike.
2/24/17 8:14AM

Latest News for Borrowers

Solid Late '16 housing numbers could fuel a big spring market for the U.S. real estate sector.
2/24/17 2:19PM
Potential homeowners in the U.S. take advantage of the continuation of low mortgage rates!
2/24/17 8:37AM
Companies waste billions on loyalty programs that don't bring in new customers and leave faithful clientele in dreadful debt. But fixing loyalty programs isn't easy.
2/23/17 5:16PM

Latest News on Financial Planning

If you are one of the millions who will receive a tax refund — it's likely you will spend it fast. But are you spending it on the right things?
2/27/17 9:28AM
Older Millennials see their job situation and retirement funds improving in 2017 and have room to spend on anything they'd like. Boomers and Gen X-ers have a far gloomier outlook.
2/23/17 10:12AM
Procrastination is one reason your estate planning hasn't started yet, but poor planning and complete lack of foresight aren't helping.
2/22/17 10:03AM

Latest News on Taxes

Your refund check can go a long way, if you spend it wisely.
2/27/17 10:35AM
If you are one of the millions who will receive a tax refund — it's likely you will spend it fast. But are you spending it on the right things?
2/27/17 9:28AM
As tax season gets underway, consumers should be on the lookout for tax refund theft.
2/25/17 6:00AM

Latest News on Insurance

Your refund check can go a long way, if you spend it wisely.
2/27/17 10:35AM
The current draft of the House GOP's Obamacare repeal/replace plan has some good and bad news.
2/24/17 2:32PM
Creating a solid estate planning strategy is the capper on the jug of a life well lived - so take it seriously.
2/22/17 9:42AM