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Slam Dunk Personal Finance Tips From the NBA

Few of us have the on-court talent to command an NBA salary, but we can still learn some money lessons from the world of pro players.

8 Surprising Life and Money Lessons from Will Ferrell Movies

Will Ferrell may be an unlikely source of money and life lessons, but his films often turn on key personal finance concepts. Shake and bake!

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”

You won't find an ATM in Smaug's lair, but you will find some pearls of financial wisdom scattered about the Lonely Mountain and Middle Earth.

11 Truths About Good Personal Finance

Many people ignore these important financial truths, costing them thousands of dollars a year. Are you one of them?

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

If you didn't reach all of your financial goals for 2013, put the past behind you and make 2014 the year you stop making the same old financial mistakes.

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

Bruce Springsteen's music speaks to the trials and tribulations of common folk — often including some hard lessons about money.

Money Mistakes Two Popular Board Games Teach Kids

If you think Monopoly and The Game of Life teach players sound money management skills — go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200.

5 Stupid Things My Parents Taught Me About Money

Your parents probably gave you a lot of advice about money. But that advice might have been very, very bad.

7 Financial Lessons From Breaking Bad

Whether or not you think Walter White got the end he deserved, his rise and fall as a drug kingpin does have something to teach about sensible money management.

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Financially Independent

What your kinds don't know about money can hurt your wallet. One parent shares the lesson plan he used to teach his kids financial independence.

Investment Allocation by Age: Birth to 10 Years Old

When kids are young, investing is usually done on their behalf. However, it's possible to get kids started with their own investments at a surprisingly early age.

What Helped You Become Financially Aware?

Our histories shape who we are, including how we manage money. What early experiences helped you become the financial person you are today?

Financial Lessons From Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh has remained one of the most endearing characters in children's literature — but there's a lot he can teach us adults about money, too.

6 Great Teachable Money Moments to Share With Your Kids

Want to make sure your kids do well financially? Teach them great money habits with these learn-by-doing lessons.

5 Money Lessons From Millionaires

When it comes to managing money, millionaire tactics tend to contain a surprising amount of common sense and frugality.

21 Personal Finance Lessons From Harry Potter

Muggles, magic...and money? Discover what Harry Potter's adventures can teach us about personal finance.