Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Will Filing An Insurance Claim Raise Your Rates?

    An accident can mean higher insurance costs - even if it wasn't your fault.
  8. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  9. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

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

    These three female entrepreneurs overcame difficult pasts to start and nurture their own businesses.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  15. 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.
  16. 10 Books Worth Investing In

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

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

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  19. 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.
  20. Negotiating A Debt Settlement

    If you're being harassed by a debt-collection agency, you can take charge. Find out how.
  21. 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.
  22. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  23. How To Improve Your Leadership Skills

    Being a leader can help you in your career. Here are some tips for improving your leadership skills.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Alternatives To Nursing Homes

    There are many other options for elderly care other than nursing homes. Here are some of the options available and the costs associated with them.
  30. Tips For Transferring A House Title

    Transferring a house title can be complicated at times. Here are some guidelines to help you get through the process.
  31. Cross-Border Shopping: Bane Or Boon?

    Lower prices, better selection, lower sales tax rates and a strong Canadian dollar draw over 1.9 million Canadians over the border to shop every month.
  32. Why You May Want To Think Twice About Renting Out Your Home

    Short-term renting is not for everyone. Significant risks to opening up your home to strangers may outweigh the inflow of cash.
  33. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  34. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
  35. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  36. The Seasons Of An Investor's Life

    From a tentative spring to a comfortable winter, learn how to weather the phases of your investing journey.
  37. How To Save Money On Homeschooling

    The popularity of homeschooling continues to soar, but so do the costs involved. Here's a look at ways parents can minimize their homeschooling expenses.
  38. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were.
  39. Watch Out For Changes In Credit Card Agreements

    If a credit card company changes its terms, you could pay a steep price. Find out how to stay informed.
  40. The Fallout Of The Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

    The patent battle between Samsung and Apple has wide-reaching implications for both companies.
  41. What Young People Are Spending Their Money On

    With consumer spending falling and hindering the chances of an economic recovery in the U.S., we look at Millennials and how they are spending money in 2012.
  42. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  43. 5 College Scholarships You Could Qualify For

    Here are some scholarships that may be attainable for those of us who aren't star athletes or honors students.
  44. Best Part-Time Jobs For College Students

    Here are some part-time jobs that you can fit around your classes. However, the best idea is to find something related to your field of study.
  45. 7 Ways To Build A Professional Network In School

    Having a network of people in the same profession as you can improve your career prospects. Here's how to build a professional network while you are still in school.
  46. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
  47. A 5-Point Plan To Financial Success

    Financial planning is one of the keys to a successful future. Here is how you can get your finances in order.
  48. Dropping Out Of School To Start A Business

    Peter Thiel's fellowship program makes skipping school very tempting. Should you quit school to pursue a business startup?
  49. The Future Of The Television Industry

    More and more consumers are choosing to avoid cable providers and find alternative TV viewing options.
  50. Why Curiosity Cost $2.5 Billion

    NASA's Rover, named curiosity, recently landed on Mars and cost Americans $2.5 billion. Was it worth the cost to taxpayers?
  51. How To Pick The Right Lawyer

    Find out what factors to consider before hiring an attorney.
  52. The Best And Worst Olympic Financial Planning

    While the Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sport, they also hold the potential to wreak the highest level of financial havoc.
  53. 5 Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich While Still In School

    Many of America's most successful entrepreneurs found fame well before graduating.
  54. 5 Misconceptions About A Fiduciary

    Having knowledge of what a fiduciary is will not only impress your friends at a party, but it will also help you understand what you should expect from your broker.
  55. Social Media Advertising Done Wrong

    Here are some of the more notable social media disasters involving large companies.
  56. The Cost Of Making An iPhone

    Apple is enjoying record profits, partly because the company pays its factory workers low wages.
  57. Who You Know Might Matter More

    The saying: "It's not what you know, but who you know," might just be true. Here's a look at why connections are so important in business and job searches.
  58. Young Investors: What Are You Waiting For?

    By investing at a younger age, you can harness the power of compounding - not penny-pinching - for profit.
  59. Alternatives To Layoffs

    Companies lay off employees during times of economic hardship, but there are other, less severe, ways to cut back on the money spent on salaries.
  60. Top 5 Incentives For Student Startups

    If you can learn to juggle course work and cash flow, you'll be ready for anything.
  61. An Introduction To Roth IRAs

    Be sure to consider the tax benefits and the eligibility requirements of the Roth IRA.
  62. How The Auction Market Works

    Here's a look into the online auction market and how to get yourself the best value possible on sites like eBay and Quibids.
  63. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  64. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  65. Which Credit Reporting Sites Can You Trust?

    It can be difficult to determine the best place to find out your credit score. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
  66. 6 Months To A Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  67. Top 6 Mindless Money Wasters

    If you'd like to save more money, first you'll need to conquer the first step: coming up with the cash.
  68. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad.
  69. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

    Is courting LGBT customers as risky for businesses as people think? Read on to find out.
  70. 5 Companies Built On Secrets

    Here are five companies that tout their clandestine knowledge as part of their successes.
  71. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  72. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  73. When Financial Crisis Strikes The Bank Of Mom And Dad

    If you really want your kids to learn to be financially responsible adults, it's time to stop giving them money.
  74. The Rise Of Recycle Theft

    The depressed economy and rising prices are causing recycle thieves to steal more scrap metal, grease and cardboard.
  75. How Paul Ryan's Proposed Plans Will Affect Americans

    Romney's running mate wants to reduce government spending and entitlement programs. What does this mean for the average American?
  76. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  77. What Women Want From A Financial Advisor

    Women's wealth is increasing and so is their need for a solid financial plan. Savvy advisors should be taking advantage.
  78. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  79. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  80. Passing The Buck: The Hidden Costs Of Annuities

    These may look like good retirement vehicles, but beware of the fees buried in the fine print.
  81. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people have emergency funds?
  82. Why Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

    It's often much more financially viable for film studios to make bad movies and unnecessary remakes than it is to make critically-acclaimed films.
  83. Debit Card Fraud: Is Your Money At Risk?

    As criminals are becoming more savvy, your money is becoming more vulnerable.
  84. 5 Ways To Shop Safely Online

    Shopping online can be convenient, but if shoppers do not use caution, they can be susceptible to many scams.
  85. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Hired gun not in your budget? Learn to be your own credit counselor.
  86. What Bad Habits Cost

    Studies show that smoking, overeating and drinking are not only unhealthy, but expensive as well.
  87. Smartest Things To Do With $10,000 Of Savings

    It's crucial that you put your hard-earned cash to good use. Putting away $10,000 is comforting, but investing that money prudently is even better.
  88. 6 Must-Do Fall Maintenance Tasks

    Winter is coming. Here are some helpful tips you will need to know to make sure your home is prepared to withstand extreme weather, and wear and tear, in the coming months.
  89. Steps To Take If You Lose Your Smartphone

    With the amount of personal info people store on their smartphones, losing these devices is a scary thought. Here are the steps to take if you do lose your phone.
  90. 5 Things That'll Ruin Your Chances Of Selling Your Home

    Failing to properly promote your house when it is on the market can wreck your chances of selling quickly and for the price you want.
  91. Are Women's Portfolios Better Than Men's?

    A recent study found that women's portfolios tend to perform better than men's. This is likely because women are more averse to risk.
  92. How PFG Pulled Off 2 Decades Of Fraud

    Peregrine Financial Group's Russell Wasendorf Sr.'s admission of a nearly 20-year-old fraud echoes the Madoff affair.
  93. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  94. E-Books Vs. Print Books

    Paper or plastic? Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of e-books and hard copies, and a look at which medium might better suit your needs.
  95. Debt Consolidation Made Easy

    These five steps can help get you out of debt faster and easier than you'd ever imagined.
  96. The Advantages Of Bonds

    Bonds contribute an element of stability to almost any portfolio and offer a safe and conservative investment.
  97. 5 Ways You Can Get Paid To Travel

    Whether it's being a travel writer or teaching English overseas, there are many ways you can make a living traveling the world.
  98. Training New Employees Vs. Hiring Skilled Workers

    The decision to hire internally or externally is based on many considerations, and not all of them are financial.
  99. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  100. Working Through The Generation Gap

    With many baby boomers nearing retirement, effective succession plans will be needed in the financial services industry.
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