Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Profit From Risk

    CDs may look safe and attractive but considering most pay a rate that is less than the rate of inflation seniors today risk ...
  2. How To Get The Most Out Of Hiring An Accountant

    When you hire an accountant, getting good tax advice going forward is as valuable as – or perhaps even more valuable than ...
  3. Tips For Working As A Real Estate Agent

    Here are a few ideas that will help you advance your career as a successful real estate agent.
  4. How The 2014 Obama Budget Could Affect Your Finances

    Depending on which estimate you believe, Obama's proposed budget would raise the tax bill of a household with a yearly income ...
  5. 6 Financial Benefits Of Spring Cleaning

    This year, combine your spring cleaning strategies with your big-picture financial objectives.
  6. Playoff Perks For Pro Athletes

    If personal pride, a stellar resume and increased job security aren't enough incentive for some pro athletes, each league ...
  7. Investing In REITs Instead Of Property

    Learn why this one particular REIT is a better investment than holding physical property in your retirement portfolio.
  8. Financial Statement: Extraordinary Vs. Nonrecurring Items

    When it comes to analyzing a company, successful analysts spend considerable time differentiating between accounting items ...
  9. Browser Extensions That Save You Money

    There is a widening range of online tools that have been designed to help citizens save their hard-earned money.
  10. 5 Signs It's Time To Retire

    Leaving the workforce isn't always an easy decision. Are you ready to take the leap?
  11. Top 5 Ways Restaurants Make You Spend More

    The next time you eat out, watch for these common restaurant tricks that undermine your dining budget.
  12. Will Obama’s Chained CPI Help Keep Inflation From Eating Into Your Savings?

    Learn the ways in which inflation nibbles away at your retirement income, especially in light of the President’s proposal ...
  13. Designations No Retirement Planner Should Be Without

    Advance your career and gain clientele by adding a few choice certifications.
  14. Should You Head Back To Business School?

    Find out if an MBA is necessary for you to reach your professional goals.
  15. Inaccurate Tax Return, Now What?

    If the IRS finds errors, it will cost you. Find out how to fix them, and how to prevent them in the first place.
  16. Tips To Make Next Year’s Taxes Less Stressful

    You might be ready to put the stress of tax preparation behind you until next season, but ignoring your personal tax situation ...
  17. Post-Grad Degrees That Pay The Highest

    A post-graduate degree could be well worth the extra time and expense.
  18. 10 Golf Tips To Help Investors Tee Off

    There are a lot of similarities between golf and investing. Find out how to keep your game out of the rough.
  19. Play The Market Like Tiger Plays Golf

    Score big by taking Tiger Woods' approach to golf and applying it to your portfolio.
  20. How Baby Boomers Will Change The Way Others Retire

    Generation X and Generation Y still have many lessons to learn from their elders, including how to make the most of retirement ...
  21. How To Safeguard Your Tax Returns From Identity Theft

    Identity thieves love tax season. In 2012, there were 13 million victims of identity theft. As easy as it is for thieves ...
  22. Enough Money To Not Worry

    Our retirement goals have not changed. We still want enough money to not have to worry about it. How we go about getting ...
  23. 5 Smart Ways To Use Your Tax Return

    This year, find out how to stretch your tax refund further to strengthen your future.
  24. Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job

    Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Find out how to set yourself apart from the pack and ...
  25. How To Deduct Your Job Search Expenses

    With approximately 12 million Americans out of a job right now, many people are spending significant dollars to be noticed ...
  26. Are IRS-Prepared Tax Returns The Solution To Our Tax Woes?

    The government is considering letting the IRS do your taxes for you. While this may sound great, there are plenty of reasons ...
  27. How To Report A Tax Cheat

    If you report a tax evader to the IRS, you could be eligible for a reward.
  28. Hetty Green: The Witch Of Wall Street

    Hetty Green was the richest woman of her time and possibly the first value investor, yet she's not remembered kindly.
  29. Examining Stereotypes In Investing

    Irrespective of age, sex and other such factors, no normal investor wants an unsuitable investment. How much people really ...
  30. The Best ETFs For Your 401k

    ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and ...
  31. Government Could Limit Chartiable Tax Deductions

    The desperate search for revenue by the U.S. government means one of the key deductions that may be up for either reduction ...
  32. There Are New REITs On The Horizon

    For investors, the surge in new REIT activity is providing some pretty interesting dividend opportunities.
  33. 8 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    These little-known tax deductions can lead you to finding your own unique expenses that you didn't know you could claim.
  34. 10 Financial Gifts To Give Your Daughter

    Teaching your daughter about money may be a gift you can give that can last for a lifetime.
  35. Approved: Paying Online Sales Tax

    States will now be allowed to collect sales taxes on purchases made from Internet-based retailers even if the retailer has ...
  36. 6 Tax Deductions That Might Get You Audited

    Incorrect or liberal interpretations of what you can write off will often lead to the IRS taking closer interest in your ...
  37. Female Entrepreneurs Are Surpassing Their Male Counterparts

    The world of entrepreneurship is constantly changing; the last year has seen a significant shift in the performance of female ...
  38. Taxable Rewards To Be Aware Of

    Find which benefits from reward programs count as income in the eyes of the IRS.
  39. Financial Solutions For Young Women

    Break through the stereotypes and find out how to manage your life to meet your needs.
  40. The Riskiest Investment Moves for Retirement That Could Pay Off

    Before incurring additional risks in your retirement portfolio, be sure to understand the alternatives and the consequences ...
  41. Economic Indicators That Affect The U.S. Stock Market

    Macroeconomic factors like GDP, Inflation, and Retail Sales affect the value of your portfolio. Understanding these economic ...
  42. Careers In Buy-Side And Sell-Side Research

    The primary professions on Wall Street are made up of sell side and buy side analysts. This article is an overview of the ...
  43. Women And Investing: It's A Style Thing

    You don't have to be a boy or act like a boy to win. In fact, doing the opposite could be better for your financial health.
  44. Countries That Are Failing To Save For Retirement

    Banking giant HSBC recently unveiled the results of an international research project, which revealed that many U.S. citizens ...
  45. Do You Dare Sue Your Broker?

    A financial damages claim is not for the fainthearted, but it may be worth it in the end.
  46. Common Tax Mistakes To Avoid

    Find out what mistakes people often make on their returns, and how to avoid them on yours.
  47. Why The 4% Rule No Longer Works For Retirees

    Researchers have proven that the 4 % rule, which stated that retirees can withdraw 4% of the value of a portfolio each year ...
  48. How Companies Can Attract Top Female Employees

    Companies need to make an effort to learn how to attract and retain female employees in order to achieve a greater gender ...
  49. Bloated Budget? How To Trim The Fat

    Blood, sweat and tears should belong in the gym, but your money deserves some training time too.
  50. 5 ETFs Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook

    Despite their popularity, exchange traded funds have some drawbacks that investors should know about.
  51. Debunking 10 Budget Myths

    Don't let these excuses prevent you from reaching your financial goals.
  52. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    You don't need a degree to understand your money, begin saving and pay down debt.
  53. Investing In IPO ETFs

    Learn the history, rules and risks of investing in IPO exchange-traded funds.
  54. 3 Alternative Budgeting Styles: Which One Suits You?

    Not everyone is cut out for online or heavily-involved budgeting. Here are some budgeting solutions.
  55. Thomas Rowe Price: Always Right

    This great investor mastered a new type of investing with every new market he faced.
  56. 4 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio

    This is a step-by-step approach to determining, achieving and maintaining optimal asset allocation.
  57. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  58. Investing In Medical Equipment Companies

    Learn the basics about medical equipment companies and how investing in them can benefit growth and value investors alike. ...
  59. Shuffle Away Your Debt With Balance Transfers

    This option can save you big bucks, but only if you watch out for rates and fees.
  60. Outfox The Debt Collector's Hounds

    Dealing with a collection agency is scary if you don't know your rights. We help you take back the power.
  61. Managing Income During Retirement

    Learn some sensible strategies for making your hard-earned savings last for as long as you need them.
  62. Small Business: Speed Up Receivables To Avoid A Cash Crunch

    Waiting for customers to pay can be a losing game. Look to factoring for quicker cash.
  63. Everything Investors Need To Know About Earnings

    We go over the concepts behind the excitement over the most important figure in the stock market.
  64. A Guide To Debt Settlement

    Find out how you can negotiate your way to a lower debt load by paying up front.
  65. Build Your Small Business During Downswings

    Here we offer some cost-saving measures to strengthen your business even when the market is weak.
  66. How To Identify A Micro-Cap Scam

    Discover how to distinguish a real investment opportunity from a fraudulent one.
  67. In Small Business, Success Is Spelled With 5 "C"s

    Incorporating these steps will help your business thrive in a competitive market.
  68. Differences Between Stockbrokers, Investment Advisors And Financial Planners

    Find out how these three financial positions differ and in which areas they can help you with your finances.
  69. Are Headhunters Worth It?

    Some recruiters and recruiting firms use more methods to source suitable candidates than others do.
  70. Is Relying On Home Equity For Retirement A Good Idea?

    Of Americans aged 50 to 70, 47% have reported that they are relying on home equity to fund their retirements.
  71. Should Married Taxpayers File Together?

    The earned income credit is one tax incentive married couples filing a joint tax return can take advantage of. Is it a good ...
  72. What Does Filing As Head Of Household Mean For Your Taxes?

    In order to file as head of household, you must meet several requirements. Find out whether being head of household comes ...
  73. Restaurant Segments Going Under

    Diners are as American as apple pie, yet their popularity is waning with today's consumers.
  74. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  75. Best Social Media Tools For Your Small Business

    These social media tools can help keep your business competitive.
  76. How To Revitalize Your Small Business

    Try to revise existing strategies if your business is ailing or on a steady decline.
  77. Reasons You Should Use Your Credit Card For Purchases

    Paying for everything with your credit card will earn you rewards and protect you against fraud, among other benefits.
  78. Get A Job As A Manager

    Becoming a manager is an excellent way to earn status and repute within an organization.
  79. Are You Really Eligible For The Earned Income Tax Credit?

    The amount of your earned income credit (EIC) is dependent upon how big your family is.
  80. How The Cost Of Debt Affects Retirement

    If you are someone who is closer to the end of your working career, such a large amount may be almost unmanageable.
  81. Can You Trust Credit Card Offers?

    With the number of credit cards in circulation exceeding the nation's population, card issuers have developed various ways ...
  82. 6 Retirement Savings Tips For 45- To 54-Year-Olds

    Now is the time to kick savings into high gear. Find out how.
  83. Emerging Market ETFs For Your Retirement Accounts

    Emerging market ETFs are typically seen as riskier investments, but some of them may be able to strengthen your retirement ...
  84. What Could The End Of Retirement Mean?

    Most Americans are saving only about 4% for retirement, which could mean that many U.S. citizens will never retire.
  85. Famous Advice From Successful Entrepreneurs

    These famous quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time can be used as inspiration for your entrepreneurial ...
  86. Is Working Longer A Viable Retirement Plan?

    People who are planning poorly for retirement are simply deciding to work longer - often out of neccessity. Is this a smart ...
  87. How Children Can Help Parents With Retirement

    Sometimes the elderly lose their cognitive skills, that's when it may be time for their children to step in and assist with ...
  88. Popular Ways To Delay Retirement

    From staying in the workforce longer to finding a part-time job after retirement, there are many ways that retirees postpone ...
  89. Best Gifts Under $10 For Men

    Here are some unique and affordable gift ideas for the special men on your list.
  90. Best Gifts Under $10 For Women

    Consider these unique and affordable gift ideas for the special ladies on your list.
  91. Common Liabilities That Hurt Your Net Worth

    Every penny that you keep out of the liability side of the net worth equation essentially ends up on the asset side.
  92. How To Quit Your Job

    It is important that you quit your job in such a way as to not "burn your bridge." Find out how.
  93. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Man That Are Under $20

    These inexpensive products make good gifts for the man in your life.
  94. Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Women That Are Under $20

    Clichés are clichés for a reason. Sometimes the most clichéd gift can actually be an ideal one.
  95. Most Wasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

    Cards, candy and flowers are all wasteful gifts. You'd be better off spending your money more wisely.
  96. 5 Common Misconceptions About ETFs

    The rise in these funds' popularity has contributed to misinformation about what they are and how they work. Learn more here. ...
  97. The Basics Of Financing A Business

    From debt financing to equity financing, there are numerous ways to fund a business startup. But which is the best?
  98. Becoming Part Of The Thrift Market: How To Make And Save Money

    With another recession looming large in the United States, here's how the thrift industry offers hope for the future.
  99. 5 Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make In College

    Watch out for these costly mistakes while in school.
  100. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Tips For Maintaining Home Value In Any Economic ...

    The housing market is one of the greatest indicators of economic stability or volatility.
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