Personal Finance Articles

  1. How Disasters Can Benefit Small Businesses

    Sales of disaster supplies and an increased number of consumers purchasing supplies can lead to small businesses actually ...
  2. U.S. Cities With The Largest Parking Fines

    You should think twice before parking in the wrong spot or parking incorrectly in these cities.
  3. 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.
  4. 6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012

    Read on to find out what deductions, incentives and other tax laws have changed this year.
  5. 3 Richest Pirates Of All Time

    Most pirates died young and penniless, but these intrepid buccaneers looted enough booty to amass impressive personal fortunes. ...
  6. 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.
  7. How Property Taxes Are Calculated

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

    Loan applications are increasingly being rejected because of lender overlays.
  9. Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  10. 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.
  11. Introduction To Incentive Stock Options

    Here are some basic highlights of how ISOs work and the ways they can be used.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Reasons Not To Change Careers In 2013

    Now might not be the best time to change careers. Find out why.
  14. IRA Contributions: Deductions and Tax Credits

    We outline the incentives and help you take full advantage of the benefits.
  15. 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.
  16. The Best Applications For Online Trading

    This article looks at technology in the financial market and the use of online applications.
  17. 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. ...
  18. Best Layaway Plans For 2012

    Layaway programs allow consumers to place items on hold until the customer pays off his or her balance.
  19. Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  20. 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.
  21. How Divorce Can Adversely Affect The Economy

    Divorce not only affects the people involved, it also affects the nation's economy.
  22. College Degrees Of The 1%

    Find out which college majors give you the best odds of joining the wealthiest percentile of Americans.
  23. 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 ...
  24. How After-Tax Rollovers Affect Your IRA

    Consolidating retirement assets? Make sure you account for pre-tax and after-tax assets separately.
  25. Tax-Saving Advice For IRA Holders

    Be informed about benefits and deductions that may apply to you and avoid costly mistakes on your return.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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. ...
  30. Securitizing Your Health With ACOs

    ACOs have the components required to securitize. Can your health become an instrument that can be traded?
  31. The High Price Of Speeding

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

    There are many things to consider when planning your retirement, including budgets, taxes and long-term care.
  33. 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.
  34. Start Your Own Financial Planning Firm

    Read on to find business tips to make your dream a reality.
  35. Canadian Grants And Tax Credits Fund Education

    RESPs and other grants help parents save for post-secondary education for their children.
  36. 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.
  37. Don't Sacrifice Saving Just For The Economy

    Consumers should think twice before they sacrifice their saving habits for a faster-growing economy.
  38. 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? ...
  39. Weave Your Own Retirement Safety Net

    Build savings to support yourself in case pension plans and Social Security fall through.
  40. Simple Ways To Save In Retirement

    Balance saving and spending in your golden years with these simple tips.
  41. How To Cash In Your Heirlooms

    Learn how to make the most money from your family treasures without getting ripped off.
  42. Child Care Across The Country

    Some states require much larger child care budgets than others.
  43. Expensive Ways To Celebrate Halloween

    You could have a great Halloween celebration with these ideas and a lot of cash.
  44. Athletes Who Make More From Endorsements Than Sports

    When an athlete becomes a one-person brand, he or she can make more from endorsements than the sport he or she is famous ...
  45. Most Expensive Cell Phones On The Market

    The iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Droid Razr Maxx HD are three of the most expensive cell phones on the market.
  46. Corporations Kicked From The Dow Jones

    The Dow measures the economic condition of the United States. Here are some corporations that have fallen out of favor.
  47. Cars That Depreciate The Least

    Here are some of the top vehicles to buy if you're looking to keep the residual value of the vehicle high after a number ...
  48. Do The Political Opinions Of Celebrities Matter?

    Celebrities have run the gamut when it comes to adopting political positions. Find out if they make a difference.
  49. 6 Ways To Make Your Home More Enticing To Buyers

    The real estate market is on the recovery, and there are ways you can ensure your home sells faster and for the price you ...
  50. 5 Most Overpriced Car Repairs

    Doing these common repairs and maintenance tasks yourself instead of seeing a mechanic can save you a lot of money.
  51. How To Save With Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

    Energy-efficient home improvements such as insulation and CFL lightbulbs can save you money.
  52. How Taxpayers Can Do A Legal Wash Sale

    The wash sale rule can result in the disallowance of a much-needed deduction. Here you can learn what constitutes a wash ...
  53. A Primer On Inflation

    Inflation has a negative connotation, but is it all bad or does it offer some tangible benefits?
  54. Relationships And Retirement Planning

    Older couples have many things to consider when it comes to financial planning, including wills and estate planning.
  55. Evaluating Retained Earnings: What Gets Kept Counts

    A company's retained earnings matter. Be investment-savvy and learn how to analyze this often overlooked information.
  56. You Might Be Eligible For An E-Book Refund

    Due to a court settlement, some Kindle users may be entitled to a refund on some e-books.
  57. Businesses You Can Start For Under $1,000

    Freelance writing and consulting are just some of the small businesses that you can start with less than $1,000.
  58. Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Cramming

    When your cell phone bill is higher that it should be or contains unauthorized charges, it's called cramming. Here's how ...
  59. Are CEOs Built Or Born?

    Is the ability to lead inborn or developed through life experience?
  60. Is Kickstarter A Viable Platform For Business Startups?

    This article assesses the merits of Kickstarter, the risks involved and whether it is viable for serious investors.
  61. Useful Balance Sheet Metrics

    These metrics can help you better understand the information found on balance sheets.
  62. Guaranteed Retirement Income In Any Market

    By laddering annuities, you can be sure you'll have income no matter what the market does.
  63. Saving For Retirement When You're Not Working

    Lack of full-time employment can make saving for retirement more difficult, but there are some vehicles that can help.
  64. Loopholes In The Dodd-Frank Act

    Certain aspects of Dodd-Frank should be re-examined for their effectiveness.
  65. Cars That Depreciate In Value The Most

    You can't avoid depreciation on your car, but you can avoid certain models that depreciate in value a lot.
  66. The Best-Selling Artists Of Past Decades

    Here's a look at the musicians who sold more records than anyone else during each of the past six decades.
  67. The Economics Of Postseason Baseball

    Find out how big league baseball divvies up the extra revenue that comes from postseason games.
  68. 7 Tools For Rebuilding Retirement Savings

    If your nest egg has taken a hit, these conservative investments could help get you back on track.
  69. 4 Most Expensive Homes In America

    These luxurious homes are exclusively for the one percenters. Each property sold for huge sums and features extravagant renovations. ...
  70. Budgeting As A Single Parent

    Here are some tips to help single parents raise their kids on a more comfortable budget.
  71. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans spend a lot on Halloween. Here's a look at what the average person spends money on during the holiday and some ...
  72. The Business Of Conspiracy Theories

    Some famous conspiracy theorists do make money from their theories, but most are left to spout their claims on unpaid blogs. ...
  73. How Often Should You Contact Clients?

    Figuring out how often an investment advisor should contact clients is not easy.
  74. The Evolution Of The Coca-Cola Brand

    Coke recently retired its 6.5 ounce returnable glass bottles. What other changes has Coke made throughout its history?
  75. How Technology Is Replacing Workers

    Technology and robotics have advanced so much in the last few decades that human workers are now starting to be replaced ...
  76. How Much 20-Somethings Should Save For Retirement

    Here is an outline of how you should save for retirement when you are in your 20s.
  77. Companies That Mock Others In Ads

    Competing companies will go to great lengths to convince consumers their products are the best. This includes ad campaigns ...
  78. Analyzing Operating Margins

    Find out how to put this important component of equity analysis to work for you.
  79. Retire Independently In A Retirement Community

    Naturally occurring retirement communities can provide a place for retirees to live independent, social lives.
  80. Mac To The Future

    Here is a history of Apple products and how the products have evolved over the years.
  81. Financial Certifications With The Best ROI

    These certifications will land you a long, profitable career for an affordable price.
  82. Most Expensive Haunted Houses

    These houses are reportedly haunted. They also happened to have sold for a lot of money.
  83. One-Person Businesses You Can Start Quickly

    Here is a list of professions you can quickly enter with an average-sized to large investment.
  84. Animals That Can Replace You At Your Job

    Have you ever thought a monkey could do your job? Well, maybe it could. Here are some ways animals are replacing people at ...
  85. The Effect Of Drastic Brand And Logo Transformations

    Company performance can sometimes be affected by major marketing and advertising strategies.
  86. $1 Salaried CEOs Making Millions

    Some CEOs who are paid $1 annually are actually among the highest-paid when all forms of compensation are taken into account. ...
  87. Failing Brands That Got A Turnaround From Celebs

    History has shown that an endorsement from the right celebrity can save an ailing brand.
  88. Evaluating A Statement Of Cash Flows

    The metrics for the Statement of Cash Flows is best viewed over time.
  89. Pro Athletes And Their Bad Money Habits

    These athletes earned a lot, but they spent too much.
  90. Year-End Tips For Your Retirement Plan

    To avoid penalties or missed opportunities, make sure you know which transactions must be completed by December 31.
  91. Introduction To Phantom Stock And SARs

    Phantom stock and stock appreciation rights reward employees with compensation tied to stock performance.
  92. 5 Of The Strangest Items That Are Stolen

    Shoplifters have stolen some weird things. Here are some of the most bizarre.
  93. U.S. Or Canada: Which Country Is Best To Call Home?

    There are unique benefits to living both above and below the 49th parallel. Find out which of these great nations best suits ...
  94. Retirement Saving Tips For 65-Year-Olds And Over

    Find out how to save smarter after 65.
  95. 6 Easy Ways To Keep Current

    Here are six ways in which you can keep up with the news while you are on the go.
  96. 9 Halloween Costumes Women Already Own

    You don't have to go shopping for a Halloween costume. You can just look through your wardrobe and you're bound to find one ...
  97. Why The Halloween Industry Is Worth $8 Billion

    With more adults dressing up for Halloween each year, this unique industry is pulling in record profits.
  98. Best Things To Buy In October

    October is a transitional month for many retailers as they prepare for the winter season. Here's some items you'll likely ...
  99. Saving For Retirement: The Quest For Success

    We'll show you how to set yourself up to retire in style.
  100. Looking For Profit In Privately-Held Companies

    Private companies offer unique opportunities for those with the knowledge and resources to take advantage.
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