Personal Finance Articles

  1. What Companies Give the Best Perks?

    Real job satisfaction isn’t built on perks alone, but they can be one sign that a company cares about keeping its employees ...
  2. Disney's 4 Key Financial Ratios (DIS)

    Learn about the financial ratios that are important in understanding Walt Disney Company; analyze the company's past performance ...
  3. Ford's 4 Key Financial Ratios (F)

    Learn about Ford Motor Company and how to analyze its business using financial ratios that help assess leverage, operations ...
  4. Callaway Golf to Trade Ex-Dividend (ELY)

    Assuming the company continues to reduce expenses, which should boost the company's cash flow, Callaway's dividend will begin ...
  5. Better for Young Investors: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing ETFs versus mutual funds can be a tough decision for young investors. Here are some things to consider for each.
  6. Top 3 Financial Steps to Take on Disability

    Going on disability can be a stressful time financially. Here are 3 steps to take on disability to help protect against significant ...
  7. These 6 Robo-Advisors Manage the Most Money

    Investors should look at a variety of factors when choosing a robo-advisor. Here's a snapshot of the more popular ones.
  8. Advisors: How to Land Your Clients' Kids

    Advising the next generation of wealth owners—the children of your clients—is a goal worth pursing. Here are a few tips for ...
  9. When it Makes Sense to Reverse an IRA Conversion

    The IRS allows taxpayers whose conversions turn out to be badly timed to reverse this transaction. Here's when it makes sense ...
  10. Invest in Manhattan Real Estate with Just $20K

    Investing in commercial Manhattan real estate is no longer reserved for the one percent. Here's how you might be able to ...
  11. Wal-Mart's 5 Key Financial Ratios (WMT)

    Identify the five key financial ratios that fundamental analysts use to evaluate Wal-Mart's financial position and determine ...
  12. Toyota's 4 Key Financial Ratios (TM)

    Learn about important financial ratios for Toyota Motor Corporation that are crucial in evaluating the company's business ...
  13. Is It Time to Revisit Shiloh Industries? (SHLO)

    Examine the current state of Shiloh Industries Inc. entering 2016, and obtain investment analysis for investors considering ...
  14. How to Pick a Health Savings Account Custodian

    You have options in choosing the manager of your HSA, even if the account is through your employer. What to look for in ...
  15. Invest in Your Health Now for a Good Retirement

    Being in good health can save you money and make your post-work life happier and more enjoyable. Start early and focus on ...
  16. Do You Need Life Insurance For Your Child?

    Taking out life insurance for a child is hard to imagine, but having it can do more than just give you peace of mind.
  17. The 7 Hottest Travel Destinations for 2016

    An overview of the hottest travel destinations for 2016.
  18. Three Ways To Make Money Off Your Hobby

    Starting a business from your hobby has never been easier. Here are three ways to make money off your hobby.
  19. Bang for the Buck: Where Gun Buyers' Cash Could Go

    Some anticipate that stricter gun control laws could reduce the revenue of the firearm industry, but funds not spent on guns ...
  20. When Is it Time to Stop Saving for Retirement?

    Successful retirement planning demands lots of saving and smart money management. But once you retire, how do you transition ...
  21. Annuity Rates: Lock in Now or Wait?

    With interest rates so low, does it make sense to lock in an annuity right now? We weigh the pros and cons.
  22. 3 Predictions for TV in the Next 10 Years

    Understand current technological trends in the TV industry and what has changed in the past. Learn about three predictions ...
  23. 3 Signs You're On The Right Track Financially in Your 40s

    Understand what you need to do to stay on the right financial track once you reach your 40s. Learn about three key indicators ...
  24. 6 Important Retirement Plan RMD Rules

    Paying taxes is inevitable - that's why you need to learn about the rules for required minimum distributions.
  25. 3 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make You More Productive

    If you are looking to become more productive it's important to find out what works best for you. Here are three ideas to ...
  26. Why Are Fewer People Getting a Driver’s License?

    A recent University of Michigan study shows that people under 45 are getting fewer driver's licenses. Could the privately ...
  27. Presidential Candidates Respond to Student Debt Crisis

    The next President will have to deal with the student loan debt crisis or risk a stagnant economy for years to come.
  28. Universal Life Insurance: Dangers for Retirees

    This type of permanent life insurance is often touted as a source of income, but using it that way is full of traps. So, ...
  29. Maximize the Tax Benefit from Your Annuity

    Understand how nonqualified annuities are taxed during your lifetime, and how they are taxed when passed on to your beneficiaries.
  30. 5 Reasons the HELOC Market is Expected to Heat up in 2016

    HELOCs dried up after the housing meltdown, but thanks to an improving economy, job market and rising home values they are ...
  31. Why Should You Own Bonds?

    We take a deeper dive into ways to ballast your portfolio with bonds to balance out equity risk.
  32. Should I Apply to 'Shark Tank' or 'The Profit'?

    In this article, we'll help you determine whether or not your business can benefit from appearing on Shark Tank and The Profit.
  33. Commercial Real Estate Agent: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn more about the qualifications, daily and regular responsibilities, and average yearly salaries of commercial real estate ...
  34. 3 Ways Low Oil Prices Affect Your Everyday Budget

    Discover the three main ways the historically low price of crude oil can impact your everyday budget, including discounts ...
  35. 10 Signs You Are Not OK to Retire

    Carrying a lot of debt? Haven’t yet figured out a long-term financial plan? These are just two of the reasons you shouldn’t ...
  36. 5 Tips on Trading During Your Retirement Years

    Having fun is key to being happy during retirement. Here are five tips on how to act responsibly for retirees who want to ...
  37. When Are You Too Old for a Mortgage?

    The answer to that question is a personal one, as long as your finances qualify you for a home loan. Here are the factors ...
  38. What to Expect From TransUnion's Earnings (TRU)

    TransUnion is not the only company to have struggled after recently launching an IPO. But few have had the level of stability ...
  39. Financial Planner: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover the general job duties and average salary of a financial planner, as well as the education, training and skills ...
  40. Additional Streams of Income for Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  41. How Does Neighborly Work and Make Money?

    Neighborly democratizes finance, enabling investments in municipal bonds that impact local communities.
  42. Best Investment Categories for Retirement Funds

    An asset allocation that reflects your age and investment objectives is one of the keys to a low-stress retirement.
  43. The 3 Best Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

    Discover the three best stocks for a 2016 retirement portfolio with strong competitive positions and viable financial positions ...
  44. 3 Reasons To Buy Government Surplus for Your Small Business

    Learn why it's wise to access government surplus auctions to buy furnishings, equipment and other items to start a new business ...
  45. Two Reasons Dividends Will Drive Returns in 2016

    Dividend paying stocks are expected to be in vogue this year. But investors have to be choosy when picking one to invest ...
  46. The Top 4 Manning & Napier Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about four mutual funds administered and managed by Manning & Napier that can help investors diversify their retirement ...
  47. GLOSSYBOX Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the monthly GLOSSYBOX beauty discovery service, and decide if a subscription for beauty products is something ...
  48. Corvex Management: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about activist hedge fund Corvex Management and its founder, Keith Meister, who is a sometimes abrasive and emotional, ...
  49. Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Maximus, Inc.? (MMS)

    Learn why fundamental analysis reveals Maximus might be a good stock buy for 2016, but understand how the election could ...
  50. 3 Ways Drones Are Changing Amazon's Business (AMZN)

    Find out the ways Amazon's cutting-edge drone technology may be changing the way the e-commerce giant is thinking about its ...
  51. The Top 5 Small Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (PLCE, FIVE)

    Pay close attention to the performance charts for small-cap retail stocks for signals demonstrating strength despite a disappointing ...
  52. Trunk Club Review: Is It Worth It?

    Take a close look at one of the best-known online clothing services in the country, and determine whether it's a good fit ...
  53. Top 3 UBS Global Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about UBS's asset management business, past mutual fund performance and the top three UBS mutual funds to consider ...
  54. HelloFresh Review: Is It Worth It?

    Discover one of the world's most successful meal subscription services, and learn more about how the service operates and ...
  55. How to Run a One-Person Business

    Learn how to get a successful one-person business up and running with a business plan, financing, time-management tricks ...
  56. Protect Your Kids Against Identity Theft

    Children have valid Social Security numbers and no debt, which makes them ideal targets. Here’s what parents can do to prevent ...
  57. Google's 5 Key Financial Ratios (GOOG)

    Learn how calculating financial ratios such as the debt-to-equity ratio and price-to-earnings ratio helps investors evaluate ...
  58. 3 Trends Driving HealthSouth Corp Higher (HLS)

    Understand why trends such as the aging U.S. population, government health care reform and economic improvement are driving ...
  59. Ten Social Security Questions Everyone Asks

    The average American doesn’t know enough about Social Security. Here are answers to 10 of the more common questions people ...
  60. Invesco’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Here's a list of Invesco investments—retirement funds—that may work for you if you have the time to let them mature over ...
  61. 5 Things to Know About the Volkswagen Scandal in 2016

    Find out what your need to know about Volkswagen and the impact the scandal will have on the company, its shareholders and ...
  62. Advisors: How to Mend Doctors’ Retirement Planning

    While physicians are typically highly compensated, many fall short when it comes to retirement savings. Here are some steps ...
  63. How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  64. Beer of the Month Subscription Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn how you can get access to some of the best craft beers produced in the world, delivered right to your front door every ...
  65. Will Health Care Continue to Drive IPOs in 2016?

    Learn why health care IPOs may be slowing in 2016, and how Obamacare, poor previous filings and economic factors are affecting ...
  66. Latest Labor Numbers: Good News for the Market?

    Some economic numbers are indicating that the labor market is outperforming the stock market. Should investors be bullish? ...
  67. Top 4 Royce Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  68. Just the Right Book Review: Is It Worth It?

    Take an in-depth look at Just the Right Book, a subscription service that delivers personalized book selections based on ...
  69. What Your Credit Score Means for Your Love Life

    Wondering if your significant other wants to commit and is reliable? The Fed might have the answer.
  70. ‘Happy Birthday to You’ Belongs to Everyone Now

    A class action lawsuit over the copyright to the iconic American song “Happy Birthday to You” ends by placing the ubiquitous ...
  71. Top 3 VALIC Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about the VALIC fund family, its performance relative to its peers and the top three VALIC funds to consider for retirement ...
  72. Top Legal Tips for Starting a Business

    Before you launch a new business, make sure you're on top of the key issues that most startups face.
  73. Tips for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    If you’re trying to figure out how to make your hard-earned nest egg last, there’s one piece of advice that stands above ...
  74. Who Does Cheap Oil Benefit? See This Stock (DG)

    Cheap oil won't benefit most companies, but this retailer might buck that trend.
  75. What is an Alt-A Mortgage?

    Called "liar loans" for their low documentation requirements, Alt-A mortgages were hot until the subprime crisis. Now Wall ...
  76. Top Problems with Financial Data Aggregation

    A new front in personal finance technology—data aggregation—seeks to make our financial lives easier. But here's why it may ...
  77. What the Next Decade Holds for Financial Advisors

    A look at the top trends of the financial advisory business in the next decade.
  78. The Gay Couple's Guide to Social Security Benefits

    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality affords same-sex couples access to Social Security benefits. ...
  79. 10 Ways to Protect Your Social Security Number

    Identity theft thrives in part because people must give their Social Security number for so many types of interactions. How ...
  80. Best Stocks to Buy for Around $1 (NXTD, MBII)

    Watch for strong technical indicators and other positive information when considering the purchase of any stock trading in ...
  81. Profit from Art with a Charitable Remainder Trust

    With a CRUT, art collectors can avoid capital gains taxes on the sale of art– while also leaving their favorite charity a ...
  82. The Honest Company Bundles Review: Are They Worth It?

    Learn more about The Honest Company and its bundle subscription services, which deliver discounted diapers, formula and other ...
  83. These Free Super Bowl Ads Happened (BUD)

    The average 30-second Super Bowl cost marketers $5 million in 2016. But these companies benefited from free advertising during ...
  84. Top 3 Lazard Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Lazard Asset Management, its long history of strong performance and the top three Lazard funds to consider for ...
  85. 3 Healthy Financial Habits for 2016

    ”Winning” investors don't just set it and forget it. They consistently take steps to adapt their investment plan in the face ...
  86. Should You Retire in Greece This Year?

    The Greek financial crisis has left the nation in a vulnerable economic state. Does that make it a good place for expat retirees ...
  87. The 10 Fastest Growing Green Startups in 2016

    These social entrepreneurs adopt triple bottom lines that champion urgent environmental problems while generating returns ...
  88. Early Out: A Realistic Plan to Retire Younger

    If you want to retire ahead of schedule, it'll take some extra planning.
  89. The Oscars and Golden Globes: Worth Their Weight In Gold!

    The Oscars and Golden Globes set off a wave of spending that creates new flows of funds in the economy and has major financial ...
  90. Before You Agree to Be an Executor: Know This

    How to avoid 5 surprising hazards of being the executor of an estate.
  91. Which Fund Share Class is Best for Retirement?

    Mutual funds are a popular investment for retirement. Here's how to choose the best share class when investing in them.
  92. 7 Facts You Should Know About Healthcare Sharing Ministries

    Learn the important facts you need to know health care sharing ministries (HCSMs) as an alternative to health insurance under ...
  93. How Advisors Can Appeal to Nontraditional Families

    So-called traditional families represent less than 20% of U.S. households today. Here's how advisors can adjust.
  94. Take the Pain Out of Selling Your House – Online

    Is an online selling service really better than selling your home the old-fashioned way? It depends on what you're after
  95. Bark Box Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if BarkBox, the leading e-commerce subscription service for monthly doggie surprise boxes of treats and toys, is ...
  96. Top 3 Voya Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Voya Investment Management's mutual fund offerings and the three Voya funds to consider for retirement diversification ...
  97. 5 Reasons Americans Retire Abroad

    From better weather to a cheaper cost of living, here are 5 reasons to make the move.
  98. Social Security Changes for 2016

    Every year, Social Security undergoes a set of changes. For 2016, some features are staying the same and others are disappearing. ...
  99. Blue Apron Review: Is It Worth It?

    Read about one of the top meal-kit delivery services in the United States, and learn more about what it offers and how much ...
  100. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
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