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9 Financial Lessons People Learn in High School — Did You?

While high schoolers don't often have complicated financial lives, money is still part of growing up. Many early lessons carry on to adulthood.

10 Places to Get Free Personal Finance Classes

Wise Bread is a great source of personal finance basics, but only one thing beats a proper, quality financial education — a FREE high quality financial education.

Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

You don't have to be a spendthrift just because you're rich and famous. Here's how six super thrifty celebs get by.

12 Ways Kids Can Teach Us About Money

If you pay attention, kids can teach a lot about money — from smart ways to save to healthy attitudes about self worth. Watch for these lessons.

6 Personal Finance Books You Should Read

If you're looking to deepen your personal finance knowledge, you'll profit by reading any of these six in depth and clearly written books.

5 Financial Lessons Everyone Should Learn in Their 30s (Did You?)

Being thirty-something means adult-sized responsibilities — and adult-sized money lessons. Have you learned these key financial lessons?

5 Money Lessons I Learned From Watching Wheel of Fortune

"Wheel of Fortune" is one of America's longest-running game shows, giving away more than $200 million in cash and prizes since its premier in 1975. [more]

The 5 Most Important Financial Lessons People Learn in Their 20s (Did You?)

Whether you're in your 20s or (well) beyond, we can all learn something good from these financial lessons.

Slam Dunk Personal Finance Tips From the NBA

Are you a basketball junkie? Did you know that a lot of the steps that lead to success on the hardwood also lead to success with your money? Yep, it's true. In fact, here are five lessons you can learn from the court that apply to your finances. [more]

8 Surprising Life and Money Lessons from Will Ferrell Movies

You may love Will Ferrell movies for the hilarious characters, catchy one-liners, and entertaining outfits, but if you watch closely, you'll spot some surprising personal finance and career advice tucked in amid the jokes. [more]

The 6 Personal Finance Rules Everyone Must Follow

The Internet is awash in free financial advice. This short list of basics will put you on firm financial ground today and on the way to a wealthier tomorrow.

5 Personal Finance Lessons From “The Hobbit”

It's hard not to be inspired by stories and characters in "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." The books and movies may contain fantastic realms and amazing creatures, but they are also grounded in reality, especially whe [more]

11 Truths About Good Personal Finance

Think you're financially savvy? Well, your bank account and credit score may tell a different story. Personal finance isn't always the easiest topic to address or even grasp, for that matter. [more]

8 Personal Finance Lessons From "Parks and Recreation"

The staff at the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department can teach us a lot about personal finance, whether they mean to or not.

4 Reasons Why You Don't Have Financial Common Sense (and How to Get It)

Personal finance isn't that complicated — spend less than you earn and save for emergencies and future goals. So why do so many of us struggle with it?

10 Financial Mistakes to Stop Making in 2014

While 2013 might not have been as much of a financial whirlwind as what we've seen in the past, it seems as if our ability to be frugal, manage our own money, and grow our portfolios is as haphazard as ever. [more]

4 Financial Lessons From "Fifty Shades of Grey"

C'mon, don't lie. You know you only read the Fifty Shades series for the scandalous... personal finance lessons.

7 Personal Finance Lessons From Bruce Springsteen

We can learn a lot from Bruce Springsteen. The Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer has much to offer in terms of how to work hard, how to have fun, and how to look good in jeans with an AARP card in your pocket. [more]

Money Mistakes Two Popular Board Games Teach Kids

As a father who writes about personal finance for a living, I do everything I can to teach my daughter about money. She has an allowance, a college fund, and a savings account, all of which we discuss the ins and outs of. [more]

5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money

I don't want to offend anyone, so I'll start by saying this: My family has pretty good financial habits, and I was lucky to have learned a lot of them. [more]