Personal Finance Articles

  1. Top 4 Financial Jobs You Can Do From Home

    You don't have to go to an office to make a great salary in the financial sector. Here are the top four highest paying financial ...
  2. How To Profit From Inflation

    Inflation - defined as a sustained increase in the price of goods and services - seems to be inevitable. While rising prices ...
  3. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships ...
  4. Regression Basics For Business Analysis

    This tool is easy to use and can provide valuable information on financial analysis and forecasting. Find out how.
  5. Investing In Fine Wine

    If you fail to uncork profits in this market, you can always toast your loss.
  6. 7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

    These college classes will help you prepare for the working world. Learn how to stand out from your peers.
  7. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  8. How To Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    If the current level of economic growth is to be maintained and improved upon, citizens must play their part by practicing ...
  9. Tax Holidays For Back-To-School Shopping 2013

    Find out the types of back-to-school purchases that are exempt from sales tax for each state that is holding a tax holiday. ...
  10. Should You Trust Your Instincts On Gold?

    The trouble with gold is that even as stocks are going up and the gold price is hurting, investors and central banks are ...
  11. How To Reduce Your Debts Without Spending Unnecessarily

    While it is not possible to repay your debts without investing money into the process, you should avoid spending unnecessary ...
  12. The Basics Of Lines Of Credit

    Lines of credit are potentially useful hybrids of credit cards and normal loans. Learn how a line of credit can help (and ...
  13. Uncommon Jobs For Your Finance Degree

    Not everyone can land the glamour jobs, but the world of finance has a lot more to offer. Here are some uncommon jobs in ...
  14. Summer: Time For Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Use holiday time to teach your children about earning, saving and spending money.
  15. Tax Forms Every Investor Must Understand

    Recent legislation has added a few new items to the list of tax forms that taxpayers must use to report their investment ...
  16. Freelancer Or Employer: Identifying Your Next Career Move

    Although the increasing accessibility of independent contracting has created job opportunities, it is important to remember ...
  17. Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    It's high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver ...
  18. Investment Tax Basics For All Investors

    Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes even in your investments.
  19. How To Match Your Savings Goal With Investments

    Sometimes beginning investors forget the trick to success when it comes to investing money: you need to match your future ...
  20. Social Finance Careers: Creating A Better World

    A financial career can be used to do more than just bring in profits. Find out how to get a career with a more social objective. ...
  21. How Summer Businesses Survive

    Seasonal businesses face particular challenges. Find out how they survive through the cold months.
  22. Will 2014 Mark The Return Of The CD?

    If bank rates follow the pattern that yields in the bond market have already begun to set, CD rates may be the first deposit ...
  23. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  24. The Pros And Cons Of Pension Maximization

    Pension maximization can be an effective solution to the single versus joint life payout dilemma that many retirees face. ...
  25. 8 Clear-Cut Ways To Becoming A Better Saver

    These sure-fire budgeting tips will boost your savings quickly. The only trick is setting aside your excuses are getting ...
  26. The Importance Of Work Experience For Students

    Issues facing unemployed graduates stretch far beyond an ailing economy. Use your work experience during school to ensure ...
  27. How Long Will You Work When You Should Be Retired?

    Many retirees work during retirement, some by choice following a passion and others by necessity to put food on the table ...
  28. The Benefits Of An Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree

    Accelerating your post-secondary education can save you major time and money.
  29. How To Write An Effective Investment Banking Resume

    A persuasive resume can give you the edge you need in a competitive market.
  30. The Basics Of A 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Find out why.
  31. How To Be A Top Financial Advisor

    The best advisors love what they do for a living, but they also know what to do to get to the top. This shared advice can ...
  32. Retail Banking Vs. Corporate Banking

    Retail banking refers to the division of a bank that deals directly with retail customers. Also known as consumer banking ...
  33. 6 Tough Questions To Ask Before Retirement

    While the biggest factor in deciding when to retire is whether you still need or want to work, there are many other variables ...
  34. Why Clients Fire Financial Advisors

    The reasons most clients fire their advisors are very simple and easy to address. Find out what you should be doing to keep ...
  35. Using ETFs To Replace Your Expensive Mutual Funds

    Fees associated with many mutual funds looks small. Some are barely over 1% or even lower. But over time those fees erode ...
  36. How To Make $1 Million In Finance

    The best opportunities to maximize sheer earning power are in investment banking, private equity and hedge funds. Find out ...
  37. Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About New Student Loan Rates

    A new federal loan interest rate went into effect on Monday, doubling from the previous rate of 3.4% to 6.8%. Despite the ...
  38. Fiduciary Designations For Financial Advisors

    Attaining the AIF or AIFA could help both you and your clients enjoy a comfortable retirement.
  39. How Your VantageScore Credit Report Is Calculated

    Deficiencies in the FICO credit report have led to the creation of a new credit scoring system - the Vantagescore. Find out ...
  40. Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?

    Rising tuition fees and an ailing job market continue to perpetuate a cycle of spiralling student debt and lost opportunities. ...
  41. Private Equity A Trendsetter For Stocks

    In this article, we'll show you how private equity sets the trend for stocks everywhere.
  42. 5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Job After College

    Reports show that new college grads are either unemployed or under employed. Here's how to increase your chances of getting ...
  43. The Best Entry-Level Finance Jobs For 2013

    Here's a look at the most rewarding entry-level jobs, in terms of salary and future career prospects, and what you can expect ...
  44. The Causes And Costs Of Absenteeism

    Playing hooky to play golf may feel harmless, but the accumulated effect of absenteeism hurts businesses' bottom line. This ...
  45. Turning A Subsistence Retirement Into A Luxurious Retirement

    It seems many investors these days, particularly seniors, either go it alone with no outside guidance or they completely ...
  46. New Tax Rules Target The Top Tax Bracket

    The American Taxpayer Relief Act brings about new tax rules for the wealthy that people such as Warren Buffett have been ...
  47. Use Caution Trading Pink Sheet Stocks

    Pink Sheets stocks offer exciting opportunities to increase portfolio returns by large magnitudes in a short time. However, ...
  48. Consequences Of Maxing Out Your Credit Card

    With the average credit card holder owning 3.5 cards, it’s important to manage and keep track of purchases made with your ...
  49. Helping Clients Navigate Short Sales And Foreclosures

    Both buyers and sellers can benefit from a real estate professional experienced in dealing with short sales and foreclosures.
  50. How Much Should You Have In Your 401(k) To Retire?

    Here are some tips for retirement goals, general investing rules and what to focus on while saving.
  51. 5 Overused Resume Phrases

    Here are five phrases to avoid if you want your resume to stand out in the crowd.
  52. The Financial Fallout Of The DOMA Repeal For Same-Sex Couples

    The recent Supreme Court decision to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act has paved the way for same-sex couples to enjoy the ...
  53. 5 Budget Tips For Your European Backpacking Trip

    In this article, we'll explore a few ways you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Europe without breaking the bank.
  54. How To Survive When Prices Double Every Day And A Half

    Hyperinflation can destroy your life savings in a matter of months or less. We’ve seen again and again throughout history…Germany ...
  55. Capital Losses and Tax

    Capital losses are never fun to incur, but they can reduce your taxable income. Knowing the rules for capital losses can ...
  56. Investing In Stock Rights And Warrants

    Many companies choose to issue rights or warrants as an alternative means of generating capital to avoid dilution of existing ...
  57. A Day In The Life Of A Real Estate Agent

    While every day is unique for a real estate agent, there are some activities that may be a typical part of an agent's day.
  58. 3 Financial Tasks We Think Are Harder Than They Really Are

    Use these three tips to help put your financial situation into perspective. It turns out, organizing your finances isn't ...
  59. All About Zero Coupon Bonds

    Zero-coupon bonds are bonds that do not make any interest payments (which investment professionals often refer to as the ...
  60. Summer Money-Making Opportunities For Finance Students

    These earning methods enable students to generate additional income and provide actionable experience, without compromising ...
  61. What Is The Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) And How Does It Work?

    Unless you are a government employee, you’ve likely never heard of the Federal Employees Retirement System, but if you work ...
  62. No Finance Degree? No Problem! Top 10 Ways To Jumpstart A Career In Finance

    These tips should enable a non-financial graduate to substantially improve his or her chances of launching a career in finance.
  63. 5 Tips For Getting Your Bank Loan Approved

    Find out how to present the perfect, complete package for your lender and increase your chances of gettinga loan approved.
  64. Commuters' University: On-The-Road Learning

    Effectively using your commute time could place you miles ahead of your competition.
  65. 5 Easy Fixes For A High Summer Electric Bill

    These simple tips will help you save money this summer, so you can spend it on more exciting things than electricity.
  66. Budget-Friendly Summer Fun

    Keep the kids out of your hair and wallet by saving on summer camps, sports leagues, day trips and more.
  67. Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating and Net Profits

    Rather than relying solely on net profit figures to evaluate a company's performance, seasoned investors will often look ...
  68. Is It Foolish To Strive For The American Dream?

    Even Jay Gatsby's stubborn optimism in The Great Gatsby would be hard pressed to believe that rags-to-riches stories are ...
  69. Real Estate Investing: Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of the Current Buyer’s Market? ...

    Even though Dennis Miller spent well over three decades writing books and teaching the subject of negotiations, some of the ...
  70. The Hidden Fees In 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  71. 6 Volunteer Opportunities For Finance Professionals

    Here are six ways financial professionals can volunteer their expertise and possibly advance their careers along the way. ...
  72. 4 Ways To Take Your Career To The Next Level

    Whether you are looking to climb the corporate ladder or go it alone in the financial services sector, there are some extra ...
  73. How Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market

    Understand how rate changes can affect home prices, and learn how you can keep up.
  74. 4 Reasons Why Your Credit Card Company Thinks Your Card Is Stolen

    Find out the most common reasons the bank will fear your credit card has been stolen ... even when it hasn't.
  75. Can Financial Education Rebuild America’s Economy?

    Find out why financial education will help America to re-establish itself as the world's (undisputed) leading economy.
  76. The Father's Day Index 2013: Dad’s Value Is Up!

    We calculated Dad's value based on typical household tasks.
  77. Steps For Adding New Services To Your Finance Business

    Advisors who seek to add additional lines of business to their practices need to carefully consider all the factors involved.
  78. 5 Financial Gifts Dad Really Wants

    Want to give a unique Father's Day gift? These financial gestures may make Dad's day.
  79. 3 Seemingly Non-Financial Decisions Everyone Should Take More Seriously

    None of these decisions should be considered as being purely financial, but there are severe consequences to ignoring the ...
  80. Know Your Cost Basis For Bonds

    Nobody likes taxes, but tax reporting is an inevitable and unavoidable part of investing. If you buy stock, determining your ...
  81. Experience Or Education: Which One Lands You The Job?

    When job hunting, does education trump experience? Here are some factors to consider when it comes to this duel of credentials. ...
  82. How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat During Hard Times

    If an economic storm has your business taking on water, we have some tips for bailing yourself out.
  83. Be A Financial Planner From Home

    Now may be a good time to explore the possibility of working as a finanical planner from your home.
  84. Certifications For Estate Planning

    These certifications can lead to a promising career, but is estate planning for you?
  85. When To Buy A Mutual Fund

    There is money to be made in mutual funds, but investors fall into several pitfalls that keep them from maximizing their ...
  86. Should You Buy An Annuity?

    For many cash strapped seniors an annuity sounds like the perfect solution. And it can be if you think you’ll outlive your ...
  87. What Determines Your Cost Basis?

    In any transaction between a buyer and seller, the initial price paid in an exchange for a product or service will qualify ...
  88. 5 Secrets Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You To Know

    Find out some of the ways you can lessen your interest payments and avoid other unnecessary penalties that lurk in the fine ...
  89. 7 Tips To Help Land That Internship

    Here are some of the most important considerations to check off the proverbial list before going after that internship.
  90. The Diner's Guide To Tipping

    A look at the standards for tipping service staff in some popular vacation destinations, and the rationale for each custom. ...
  91. Get A Bank Job In 50 Days

    Banking professionals have only about seven weeks to find a new post in the financial services industry after leaving an ...
  92. Is Real Estate Ever A Wise Investment For Retirees?

    Being a landlord sounds like the path to riches: you buy some property, rent it out and watch the checks come in every month. ...
  93. Canadians: Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Refund

    Taxes are an annoying annual chore akin to going to the dentist. Luckily, however, some of us get a nice tax refund after ...
  94. Inflation's Impact On Stock Returns

    When stocks are divided into growth and value categories, the evidence is clear that value stocks perform better in periods ...
  95. The 10 Worst Financial Decisions You Can Make In Retirement

    In this time of fiscal uncertainty, there are many financial decisions that can make or break you during your formative years. ...
  96. Understanding The Case-Shiller Housing Index

    This index is a widely-used and respected barometer of the U.S. housing market and the broader economy.
  97. Mandatory Pension Savings: Should Employers And Employees Be Forced To Make Contributions?

    The scale of the pension crisis in the U.S. cannot be denied, and there's a growing movement that supports the mandatory ...
  98. Can't Get A Bank Loan? Turn To Your Neighbor

    Peer-to-peer lending can be an inexpensive way to gain access to credit when banks are restricting lending -- but you need ...
  99. Earnings Guidance: Can It Accurately Predict The Future?

    Explore the controversies surrounding companies commenting on their forward-looking expectations.
  100. 4 Traits Banks Look For In New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
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