Personal Finance

Whether you're trying to improve your financial situation or manage an entire family budget, understanding the basic principles of personal finance will help you make the best decisions with your money and grow your wealth.

Personal finance activities can include opening a savings account, investing in the stock market, andbecoming knowledgeable about the best way to take out a home or auto loan. All these decisions require the right information in order to make the most of your money and avoid financial pitfalls.

Paying off debt, building credit, budgeting, saving for retirement — there are so many areas of financial management to understand. Simply put, GOBankingRates was created to make navigating through the world of finance easier.

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Why Lending Money to Friends and Family Is a Bad Idea

Your attempt to help someone in need could hurt you financially.

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Survival Tips for Living in an Expensive City

Find out how to save money daily even if the cost of living in your city is sky-high.

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Can People With Bad Credit Obtain Personal Loans?

If you have bad credit, find out what your options are for personal loans.

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20 Coolest Job Perks From Google and Other Top Companies

Think your company offers competitive work benefits? Think again.

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Skip the Spa Price Tag — 10 DIY Beauty Products for Home Use

A visit to the spa won't be relaxing if it leaves your bank account stressed.

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How Much Is the Dr. Strange Movie Cast Worth?

The latest Marvel film, “Doctor Strange,” hits theaters Nov. 4. Learn about the star-studded cast.

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How to Score Deals on Costumes and More This Halloween 2016

If you want to spend less on Halloween, but still have a great time, use these Halloween deals to cut costs.

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Lies You Must Ignore If You Want to Get Rich

Ignore these common household sayings if you want to get rich.

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