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5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Budget

Pinterest, like all social media platforms, can be a huge time sink. After all, it only takes a few failed Pinterest projects to funnel money into things you'll never use. But there is a flip side to Pinterest. Troll your favorite personal finance websites for ideas on saving money on groceries, buying a home or saving for retirement.

Morgan Stanley paying $275M to settle SEC charges

WASHINGTON Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $275 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

Finance Sector Bouncing Back, 4 Mutual Funds for Profits

The financial sector is ramping up for a sustained growth trend out through 2015.

Protect yourself from identity theft

NEW YORK It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

3 Financial Aid Questions to Ask Before Applying to College

Student loan debt is a top concern for parents of aspiring college students. But that concern often doesn't translate into planning, a recent survey finds.

Personal finance apps for the android

Upon reviewing personal finance apps for iPhone and iPad, it's time to take a look at budgeting apps for the Android phone and tablets. As an Android user, I struggled to find an app that did all I wanted it Continue reading

High Schoolers Learn Personal Finance Through On-campus Banking

Experience using financial products may reinforce students' financial literacy, according to a report published in July from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Union Bank has branches at three public high schools in the state. They are operated by student bankers who are supervised by a Union Bank employee.

Important Financial Moves for Every Decade

Personal finance is something you think about your entire adult life, and most of us have a common end goal: to achieve financial independence and enjoy a comfortable retirement. This time is also important for thinking about long-term care insurance and planning for your later years and any healthcare and additional costs you may need.

4 Ways to Protect Your Teen From Identity Theft

Since this age bracket tends to have squeaky clean, blank credit reports, identity thieves prefer to steal from kids. Until your son applies for that first student loan or credit card, he won't have a clue he has been targeted. So what can you do to protect your teenager's identity? If your teenager follows the crowd, it's likely that every detail of her life is searchable on social media.

6 Personal Finance Lessons All High School Graduates Should Know

Only 17 states in the U.S. require high school students to take a personal finance course, according to a 2014 survey by the Council for Economic Education. Whether they're going on to college, entering the working world, joining the service or traveling, high school graduates should know these personal finance basics.