Personal Finance Articles

  1. Benefits Of A Dependent Care FSA

    Here's how your Dependent Care FSA works and how you can use it to your advantage as a parent with dependents.
  2. Will Your Retirement Income Be Enough?

    Find out how to determine whether you're on the path to a comfortable retirement, or financial ruin.
  3. Establishing Yourself As An Expert

    Here are some tips on putting yourself on the path to becoming an expert in a field.
  4. Preparing To Tap Into Retirement Income

    You need to plan ahead to ensure a long and happy future away from the daily grind.
  5. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  6. Which Financial Careers Pay The Most?

    There are many job that can be considered "working in finance" but some definitely pay more than others.
  7. Boomers Staying In Debt To Retire In Comfort

    There's a growing trend of retiring baby boomers staying in debt in order to maintain their current lifestyles.
  8. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  9. How Cell Phones Have Changed Your Budget

    The cost of owning a cell phone wasn't a factor for people less than two decades ago. Today, there seems to be no end to the additional charges that come from owning a smartphone.
  10. Employees Vs. Investors

    Who is more important to the CEO and a company's bottom line? Is it employees or company shareholders?
  11. How Americans Spend Their Money

    On the surface, Americans are spending most of their money on necessities such as transportation and shelter. But how much of that spending is pure excess?
  12. 10 Best Smartphone Apps For Seniors

    Whether it's for health, news or personal finance, these apps can be useful for seniors. Best of all, they are free.
  13. Retirement Living: Renting Vs. Home Ownership

    Here are three simple questions you should consider when weighing this decision.
  14. The Powerful Business Of Blogging

    A blog can be a powerful marketing tool for both individuals and businesses. Here's how you can effectively use a blog.
  15. 5 Reasons Not To File For Bankruptcy In Your 20s

    Filing for bankruptcy in your 20s is a bad idea. You could miss out on job opportunities and even lose your home.
  16. Delay In Retirement Savings Costs More In The Long Run

    The effects of compounding make it cheaper over the long term to save for retirement.
  17. 4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Career

    Before you write off hope at a job you've lost passion for, focus less on what the job lacks and more on changing your outlook.
  18. How To Use Facebook As A Marketing Tool

    Facebook can be a viable marketing platform for your business. It can even earn you revenue.
  19. 6 Pricey iPhone Apps

    Do you think all apps are 99 cents? If you do, think again. These apps will cost you $1,000 each.
  20. Retirement Plan Solutions For 70+ Workers

    If you're working and taking RMDs, your taxable income may start to bulge. Find out how to keep it under control.
  21. Top TV Moments Of The Past 50 Years

    Here are some major events that resonated with television audiences.
  22. How Insurers Decide Your Auto Insurance Rate

    Shopping around for auto insurance rates is the first step to finding competitive auto insurance rates.
  23. 3 Great Business Battles

    Here are some U.S. companies that have historically competed with one another for market supremacy.
  24. Companies That Collaborated With Nazis

    Bayer, Siemens and IG Farben are just some of the companies that had business dealings with the Nazis.
  25. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'.
  26. 6 Things That Spike Your Auto Insurance

    Several factors can cause your auto insurance to rise. Knowing what these are can help you find the best deal.
  27. Home Improvements That Require Permits

    Many home remodeling projects require permits, which the homeowner is responsible for. Here is a list of projects that may require permits.
  28. Top Job Search Mistakes For Finance Grads

    Looking to land your dream job? Skip the entry-level position by avoiding these common errors.
  29. 5 Ways To Fund A College Education

    You can go to college without going broke, but it may take an unconventional approach.
  30. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  31. Most Expensive Franchise Fees

    Here are a few of the most expensive franchises available for purchase in the United States.
  32. Can I Get Life Insurance?

    Find out what you can do to get the coverage you need for the right price.
  33. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  34. The Benefits Of Having A Floating Island For Startups

    The Blueseed project is an ambitious idea, but it will definitely have its perks once it's up and floating.
  35. What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  36. Top 10 Ways To Get Top Dollar For Your Car

    Find out what steps you can take to reduce the depreciation of your vehicle.
  37. Which Income Class Are You?

    This article identifies the various income classes in America. Find out which class you fall under.
  38. 5 Safety Net Services Available To Americans

    Here's a look at the different services available, the numbers of people they serve and how much money is used to support them.
  39. RFID Credit Cards: Is Your Identity Safe?

    Smart cards may offer new ways for thieves to steal your identity.
  40. Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which settlement option is right for you before you recieve your funds.
  41. How To File A Canadian Tax Return

    The process for filing a Canadian tax return is easy and streamlined. Here is the information you need to know before filing.
  42. Is Loan Protection Insurance Right For You?

    This coverage can keep you from defaulting on your loans when you're in financial trouble.
  43. Is Premium Fuel Worth The Cost?

    Find out if paying extra for higher-octane gasoline is worth the extra price at the pump.
  44. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  45. 5 Best Countries For Starting And Owning A Small Business

    Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark are just some of the most business-friendly countries in the world.
  46. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  47. Evaluating Your Personal Financial Statement

    Determine your net worth by making your own cash flow statement and balance sheet.
  48. Most Bizarre College Courses

    Lego, theatrical fencing and Lady Gaga are just a few of the courses available to students at select colleges.
  49. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing countries.
  50. Can You Handle A Home-Based Business?

    Find out if you have the traits to be a top entrepreneur.
  51. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  52. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  53. Companies That Offer Unique Employee Discounts

    These companies offer employees great discounts and unique incentives you don't find with your average employer.
  54. Are The iPhone 5's Features Unique?

    The iPhone 5 has some cool new features, but how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
  55. 4 Essential Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview

    Ask these questions if you want to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate.
  56. Questions To Avoid At The End Of A Job Interview

    Career experts say you should avoid asking these questions when you’re trying to get hired.
  57. 6 Ways To Avoid Paying For Hotel Wi-Fi

    Use these tips to get free Internet access when you're on vacation.
  58. 5 Best-Selling Prescription Meds Of All Time

    Despite the patent cliff, big pharmaceuticals have managed to make billions off these blockbuster drugs.
  59. 4 Unique Employee Benefits You've Never Heard Of

    Employers find that benefits improve motivation and engagement. Here are four companies with unusual employee benefits.
  60. The Financial Fallout Of Lance Armstrong's Doping Allegations

    Lance Armstrong has stopped fighting allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs. Find out what this could mean for his financial situation.
  61. How To Monetize Your Website

    New technologies and services have made it easier to make money from your website than ever before.
  62. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

    Ensuring long-term financial security takes planning and foresight.
  63. The Layoff Payoff: A Severance Package

    If you must leave your job, go out fighting for the best benefits you can get.
  64. Celebs Who Give Free Advertising Through Word Of Mouth

    Social networking has allowed personal celebrity product endorsements to reach a broader audience than ever before.
  65. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  66. 5 Financial Mistakes New Graduates Must Avoid

    College doesn't prepare grads for handling their personal finances. Find out what you need to know here.
  67. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  68. 8 Of The Richest Gangsters Of All Time

    Here's a look at some famous criminals who were successful at turning illegal activities into lucrative businesses.
  69. Wisest Business Decisions Made By Actors

    These stars know how to make money, both on and off the screen.
  70. The Apples And Exxons Of Years Past

    Discover some of the corporate giants of the past and how their share prices have fared in following years.
  71. 5 Of The Biggest Celebrity Tax Evaders

    Here are five celebrities who found themselves on the wrong end of a tax audit. Some of these celebrities faced fines, while others did jail time.
  72. Top Financial Careers In 2012

    Learn about the growth of the financial services sector and which industry niches are thriving in 2012.
  73. Google Searches For Ways To Retain And Promote Female Employees

    The highly-publicized exit of Marissa Mayer has led some to question if there is a gender bias at Google. However, the company is doing a lot to help benefit its female employees.
  74. Safe Ways To Couch Surf

    Many websites connect travelers with people willing to allow them to stay in their homes. How can you remain safe while couch surfing?
  75. How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    While stringent, the new fuel efficiency standards will mean more for the average American than just less trips to the pump.
  76. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  77. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

    These commonly overlooked tax breaks and deductions can add up to big savings for entrepreneurs.
  78. Female Entrepreneurs Who Overcame Hardship

    These three female entrepreneurs overcame difficult pasts to start and nurture their own businesses.
  79. Will Filing An Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

    An accident can mean higher insurance costs - even if it wasn't your fault.
  80. Buying Followers On Social Media Sites

    "Follower sellers" create numerous fake accounts and program them to like or follow a certain page for a price.
  81. 4 Risks Of Investing In Startups And IPOs

    Limit your investment in any startup, IPO or other high-risk vehicle to what you can afford to lose.
  82. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  83. The High Cost Of Clutter

    Most of us are plagued by some form of clutter, but how much money does it cost us at home or in the workplace?
  84. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  85. 4 Unusual Sources Of Clients

    There are many opportunities to find new clients in your community and not all of them will add to your marketing budget.
  86. Things You Didn't Know About Background Checks

    Employers may look into more than you might think before deciding whether or not to hire you.
  87. 10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  88. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  89. Save On Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  90. Are College Honor Societies Really Worth It?

    College honor societies may offer substantial benefits to members and alumni, but they are not the only way for you to achieve your goals.
  91. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  92. Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  93. What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

    Home appraisals are an unbiased way to determine a home's value. Here is what you need to know about obtaining one.
  94. Is Minimum Wage Fair?

    Lower-wage jobs have increased because of the recession, but the minimum wage is lower than in 1967 when adjusting for inflation.
  95. How Lying On Your Resume Will Get You In Trouble

    Lying on your resume is not only unethical, but it will damage your reputation and may result in legal action.
  96. How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

    Being a leader can help you in your career. Here are some tips for improving your leadership skills.
  97. The Cost Of Starting A Food Truck

    The growing popularity of food trucks means that the costs of starting one up will only continue to rise.
  98. How Intelligence Relates To Wealth

    Being smart doesn't necessarily mean you'll be wealthy, but there are many ways intelligence can influence how much money you earn.
  99. How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement

    It's much easier to save for retirement when you choose not to have children.
  100. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
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