Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why You Shouldn't Die In 2013

    Increases in estate tax rates and possible fiscal cliff implications will make things more difficult when it comes to arrangements for your death.
  2. Retirement Plan Tax Form 8606: When To File

    If you have a Roth IRA, you are responsible for keeping track of your pretax versus after-tax assets.
  3. Overlooked Tax Deductions For 2012

    From jury duty to student loan interest, here are some deductions for 2012 that people may overlook.
  4. The Finances Of The Global Middle Class

    Here's a look at the salaries and expenses of the middle class around the world.
  5. How To Succeed In Your Next Performance Review

    From being prepared to self-evaluating, here are some tips to help you succeed in your next performance review.
  6. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Reasons The Fiscal Cliff Matters This Holiday Season

    The fiscal cliff could affect holiday shopping, holiday travel and employment.
  7. Avoiding Too Much Tax On Your Distributions

    IRA assets can't be taxed twice - find out how to avoid paying the second time around.
  8. Biggest Layoffs Of All Time

    Even profitable and successful companies are sometimes forced to lay off employees. Here of some of the most prolific examples of major layoffs.
  9. Is Striking The Best Option?

    Sometimes striking can do more harm than good. Here are a few examples where things have gone from bad to worse.
  10. What Lotto Winners Spend Their Money On

    From dream homes to cars, here's a breakdown of the personal finances and spending habits of lottery winners.
  11. 3 Best And Worst Gift Cards For 2012

    Here are the gift cards that offer the best deals and those that aren't worth your money.
  12. 3 Jobs Few People Want

    Despite the unemployment rates in the U.S., few people want to do these jobs.
  13. Beware These Disaster-Related Scams

    Con artists prey on the weak. Those who just survived a natural disaster can be easy targets.
  14. How To Sell Stock In Your Company

    Selling even a small part of your business is a serious undertaking. Discover the options available to you.
  15. How To Use The 4-Box Strategy For Retirement Income

    In today's volatile market, Generation X can't sit around waiting for things to improve. Gen X must implement innovative strategies for retirement planning.
  16. Clearing Up Tax Confusion For College Savings Accounts

    Put your kids through school without being hounded by the tax man.
  17. Analyze Cash Flow The Easy Way

    Find out how to analyze the way a company spends its money to determine whether there will be any money left for investors.
  18. How To Make Your Holiday Giving Count

    With so many nonprofits to choose from, how do you know where to send your charitable dollars?
  19. Average Cost Of An American Christmas

    Here's a look at how much the average American family is expected to spend this holiday season.
  20. Tax Treatment Of Ineligible IRA Rollovers

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  21. How IRA Contributions Affect Your Taxes

    Learn how to work with the tax man to avoid getting gouged when you convert your plans.
  22. Analyzing Retail Stocks

    To analyze retail stocks, investors need to be aware of the most common metrics used. Find out what they are.
  23. The Rise Of For-Women Advisor Practices

    For-women financial advisory firms help women navigate life changes such as marriage, children, retirement and widowhood.
  24. Female Managers Can Raise Share Values

    Women are quite capable of proving their worth in raising corporate value through various financial, managerial and human capabilities.
  25. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  26. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  27. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
  28. Why Cyber Monday Is Better Than Black Friday

    Cyber Monday surpasses Black Friday because of its free shipping offers and superior sales.
  29. Small Business Financing: Debt Or Equity?

    There are two sources of financing for small businesses: debt and equity financing. This article explains both.
  30. Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using A Mortgage Broker

    Mortgage brokers may be able to find you the loan of your dreams, but you should consider the potential downsides before hiring one.
  31. 5 Things You Need To Know About Obamacare

    This article will clear up some of the popular misconceptions about the Affordable Care Act.
  32. Best Cyber Monday Deals For 2012

    These are the retailers to visit if you're looking for a deal on Cyber Monday.
  33. Christmas Gifts That Can Teach Your Child About Finance

    These gift ideas could be a good way to teach your child about money.
  34. Top Jobs For Tips

    Bartenders and gaming dealers are two professions that earn most of their incomes from gratuities.
  35. Plain English: The Fiscal Cliff Explained

    The fiscal cliff is all over the news. Find out what it means and how it could affect you.
  36. Tax-Efficient Wealth Transfer

    Taxpayers with large taxable estates were required to take steps to reduce them before 2011.
  37. How To Create A Financial Bucket List

    This article discusses things you may want to include on your financial bucket list.
  38. Introduction To Employee Stock Purchase Plans

    ESPPs offer a very straightforward method of allowing employees to participate in the overall profitability of their employers.
  39. 6 Ways The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect You

    From taxes to unemployment rates, there are many ways the average American could be affected by the possible fiscal cliff.
  40. 4 Big Businesses Built With Small Cash

    These four entrepreneurs built multi-million dollar companies with as little as $100. Find out who they are and how they did it.
  41. 8 Software Skills Currently In Demand

    There's big demand for people with top-notch computer skills, especially when it comes to these programs and technologies.
  42. Why More Americans Are Working From Home

    Freelancing is becoming a popular option for U.S. workers.
  43. Tax-Saving Tips For Canadian Taxpayers

    Find out how to get a bigger return.
  44. Options For Last-Minute Thanksgiving Traveling

    It's not too late if you are still planning to travel for Thanksgiving.
  45. 6 U.S. Cities With The Most Expensive Parking Spots

    These cities have high parking fees, and some spots go for as much as $1 million.
  46. How To Make Extra Money At Christmas Time

    Here are some easy ways to make some cash if you need extra money for Christmas gifts.
  47. 5 Steps To A Small Business Marketing Plan

    Here are some tips for marketing your small business.
  48. 4 Most Expensive Cities In The U.S. For Gas

    Gas prices in these cities are high. Here's a look at how much it costs to fill up in these cities and why it's so much.
  49. In Retirement, Snowbirds Leave Cold Weather Behind

    Rather than shivering away their golden years, retirees can fly south to winter in sunny locales.
  50. 5 Most Expensive Cities In The U.S. For Car Insurance

    It costs a lot to insure your vehicle in these cities across the U.S.
  51. 5 Top Ways New Advisors Can Land Clients

    Getting involved in the community and using social media are just some effective ways that advisors can meet potential clients.
  52. Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying

    Owning a home is much more expensive than renting. Here are the places where the costs differ greatly.
  53. Why The Price Of Crude Oil Is Dropping

    There are many reasons why the price of crude oil is falling, and Sandy is only one of them.
  54. How To Decorate For Christmas Without Going Broke

    Here are some innovative ways you can have an affordable holiday.
  55. Stores That Start Black Friday Sales Early

    These stores offer worthwhile Black Friday deals before Friday, Nov. 23.
  56. How To Protect Your Small Business From Fraud

    Small business owners are at risk of being scammed. Here's what you need to know to avoid that.
  57. When Young Athletes Receive Too Much Money Too Soon

    Not every sports prodigy enjoys a long and successful career.
  58. Ways To Get Free Christmas Gifts

    Christmas shopping can be expensive, but there are ways to get gifts free or nearly free.
  59. Tax Credits For Families

    Sometimes it actually pays to have kids if you are looking for significant tax breaks.
  60. Why You Should Christmas Shop Early

    From getting better deals to avoiding long lines, there are many reasons to get your Christmas shopping done early.
  61. How To Select A Financial Advisor

    Understanding one's own needs and what different advisors do are critical elements in the selection process.
  62. How To Pick Valuable Online Classes

    Gurus all over the place are setting up online classes and seminars. How do you know which online classes are worth paying for?
  63. Things You Didn't Know Could Get You Fired

    You can be fired for a number of reasons not yet outlined in your company handbook.
  64. How Disasters Can Benefit Small Businesses

    Sales of disaster supplies and an increased number of consumers purchasing supplies can lead to small businesses actually benefiting from some natural disasters.
  65. U.S. Cities With The Largest Parking Fines

    You should think twice before parking in the wrong spot or parking incorrectly in these cities.
  66. Does Black Friday Shopping Really Save You Money?

    Whether Black Friday is a good day to shop and get deals really depends on what type of shopper you are.
  67. The Best Black Friday Deals For 2012

    How much money they spend is an important thing for consumers to consider. With Black Friday around the corner, here are some of the places to save the most.
  68. How To Qualify For The Home-Office Tax Deduction

    Homebodies can save big on their tax bill. Learn how to get in on the action.
  69. 3 Richest Pirates Of All Time

    Most pirates died young and penniless, but these intrepid buccaneers looted enough booty to amass impressive personal fortunes.
  70. 6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012

    Read on to find out what deductions, incentives and other tax laws have changed this year.
  71. How Much Will Hurricane Sandy Cost Insurance Companies?

    Hurricane Sandy's economic cost is staggering, but insurance companies will be paying out less than you might think.
  72. How Property Taxes Are Calculated

    Understanding how property taxes work will ensure that you won't be overcharged.
  73. How Lender Overlays Prevent Mortgages

    Loan applications are increasingly being rejected because of lender overlays.
  74. Present Your Clients With A Year-End Review

    If you want to build a better rapport with your clients, this is a good place to start.
  75. Introduction To Incentive Stock Options

    Here are some basic highlights of how ISOs work and the ways they can be used.
  76. Tax Advice For Victims Of Superstorm Sandy

    As the eastern part of the United States cleans and rebuilds, tax-related issues are sure to arise for the millions affected by the storm.
  77. IRA Contributions: Deductions and Tax Credits

    We outline the incentives and help you take full advantage of the benefits.
  78. Reasons Not To Change Careers In 2013

    Now might not be the best time to change careers. Find out why.
  79. 5 Career-Changing Mistakes

    Changing careers can help you achieve life goals, but making a quick change for the wrong reasons can lead to disappointment.
  80. The Best Applications For Online Trading

    This article looks at technology in the financial market and the use of online applications.
  81. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  82. Best Layaway Plans For 2012

    Layaway programs allow consumers to place items on hold until the customer pays off his or her balance.
  83. How Divorce Can Adversely Affect The Economy

    Divorce not only affects the people involved, it also affects the nation's economy.
  84. Strategies To Reduce Pain At The Pump

    Here's a look at why gas prices are so high and how that can be changed in the U.S.
  85. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  86. College Degrees Of The 1%

    Find out which college majors give you the best odds of joining the wealthiest percentile of Americans.
  87. Why Insourcing Is Appealing To Businesses In 2012

    With insourcing the latest trend in the employment market, we look at whether it is sustainable in such a stark economic climate.
  88. The Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Not only does retiring later give you more time to build your retirement nest eggs, but it may also keep you healthy.
  89. Is The IPad Mini Worth The Money?

    Here's a look into Apple's attempt at cornering the low-price tablet market and whether the features and price of the iPad mini stack up to competitors.
  90. How After-Tax Rollovers Affect Your IRA

    Consolidating retirement assets? Make sure you account for pre-tax and after-tax assets separately.
  91. The Hidden Costs Of Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving dinner can be expensive, but if you follow these tips, you will save while putting on a great meal.
  92. The High Price Of Speeding

    Speeding can come at a cost that goes well beyond one driver and one ticket.
  93. How To Avoid Going Broke After Retirement

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  94. How Much You Should Pay Your Kids For Allowance

    The real purpose of an allowance should be to teach your child how to manage money effectively.
  95. Obama And Romney's Education Policies Compared

    As the presidential election draws near, the candidates have further defined their positions on many issues, including education.
  96. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  97. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to find business tips to make your dream a reality.
  98. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  99. Emergency Funds That Are Right For Your Tax Bracket

    How much you need to sock away depends on how much money you'll need down the road.
  100. Know Your Rights At Work

    David Siegel of Westgate Resorts says he'd fire his employees if Obama wins. Can labor laws protect employees from this?
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