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Fundamental Lessons in Personal Finance

Cameron Huddleston

It's Financial Literacy Month -- time to boost your knowledge of money management.



April is Financial Literacy Month. So ask yourself how financially literate you -- or your children -- are. If you know little about the subject, we can teach you. If you consider yourself to be wise in the ways of personal finance, you always can benefit from a refresher course or two.

Start by taking these two quizzes to find out how much you know:

The Personal Finance Quiz
Find out how much you really know about taxes, saving, investing, managing credit and other vital matters of your personal finance.

Financial Truth or Bunk?
These 12 money rules of thumb are often touted as gospel truth. Do they point you in the right direction -- or lead you astray?

Whether you know a lot or a little, you'll benefit from these three recent features from Kiplinger's:

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INTERACTIVE: Recipes for Quick & Easy Financial Fixes
Each of our recipes for financial success takes 15 minutes or less to cook up. You'll be surprised how much you can accomplish in so little time.

Ask the Editors: Real-Life Personal Finance Questions and Guidance
We have answers to all your money-management questions.

Take Control of Your Money
Hit the reset button on your investments, retirement savings, college planning and spending.

These Kiplinger classics also will help improve your financial literacy:

8 Fundamental Money Lessons
Learn how to better manage your money with these simple and practical lessons.

10 Financial Commandments for Your 20s
Just starting out? Set yourself up for a lifetime of money success with these time-tested principles.

10 Financial Commandments for Your 30s
You know the basics. Now build on that foundation to secure your financial future.

Financial Literacy for the Whole Family
Advice to help parents and children learn to save, invest wisely, use credit sparingly and live within your means.

If you need more personalized advice, the Your Money Bus is touring the nation, and at each stop financial planners will be providing free advice and symposiums. Check the schedule to see if will be stopping near you.



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