Personal Finance Articles

  1. How To Read Loan And Credit Card Agreements

    The devil is always in the details! Find out what you're signing yourself up for.
  2. Follow Your Passions And Success Will Follow

    Business success is often the result of hard work and having a passion for your career. Here of some example of passionate entrepreneurs who found success.
  3. Minimizing Gas Costs On Summer Road Trips

    If you are planning on hitting the open road this summer, here are some ways you can save at the pump.
  4. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  5. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  6. Management Advice From Megalomaniacs, Villains and Innovators

    These historical figures were succesful managers. Here is how you can implement the same tactics they used - good and bad.
  7. Reducing Childcare Costs With Common Sense

    These common sense tips can help you save a lot of money when it comes to caring for your children.
  8. Easy Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies

    With school starting up again soon, here are some tips to help reduce the cost of new school supplies for your kids.
  9. ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the market over a long period of time, so it's probably best to go with ETFs for your IRA.
  10. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  11. Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

    Turning your hobby into some extra cash can be a great way to make your retirement more financially comfortable.
  12. 10 Money-Savers That Turn Into Money-Wasters

    Frugal living can be wise, but some money-saving moves can result in you spending more money.
  13. Did You Buy A Lemon?

    Find out how to fix a sour deal on your car purchase.
  14. Income Relating: A New Concept In Medicare

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  15. Why Eating Healthy Won't Break The Bank

    With a little foresight, every consumer can find ways to eat healthier without spending much money.
  16. Money Management For College Students

    If you are a college student and want to better manage your budget, here are some useful tips.
  17. The Pros Of An Endowment Life Insurance Policy

    Endowment life insurance is a way to save for your child's college education. Here's a look at the positives of a policy like this.
  18. Best Credit Cards For People With Poor Credit Scores

    There are still ways you can build credit with a credit card, even if you have bad credit.
  19. How To Increase Yard Sale Profits

    Here are a few effective marketing techniques that can increase revenue substantially if you are holding a yard sale or garage sale.
  20. Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave.
  21. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  22. Payroll Deductions Pay Off

    Find out how you can bypass or defer taxes on thousands of dollars each year.
  23. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  24. Why People Are Having Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments

    Many Americans are having a tough time paying their mortgages. Here are some reasons why some homeowners fared better than others during the housing crisis.
  25. Got A Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It Up!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  26. Best Cars For College Students

    These cars are fuel-efficient and affordable, making them perfect choices for college students.
  27. Top 7 Estate Planning Mistakes

    Many people try to avoid this process altogether, making things difficult for heirs.
  28. Cheap Ways To Work Out And Stay In Shape

    Just because your household budget is feeling squeezed, doesn’t mean you should put fitness on the back burner. There are plenty of ways to exercise and stay fit without breaking the bank.
  29. Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't spend more money than you need to.
  30. Financial Impacts Of Workplace Bullying

    Bullying not only affects the people involved, it also leads to financial losses for companies.
  31. 4 Common Questions About Hiring Staff

    The more you plan upfront, the more likely it is that your first outing with hiring will be successful.
  32. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  33. Ways To Save Money On Childcare

    Here's how to get the most out of your money when it comes to taking care of your child.
  34. Financial Implications Of Keeping Your Maiden Name

    Equality, career options and finances can all play a role in a woman's choice to keep her maiden name, or hyphenate it, once she gets married.
  35. 5 Grocery Items Affected By The Rising Price Of Corn

    These items have a direct relation to the production of corn, and may have rising prices this summer.
  36. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  37. The Beauty Of Budgeting

    Make it to the end of the month, before you run out of money.
  38. Microsoft Vs. Apple

    Microsoft may be riding Apple's coattails, but that doesn't mean they won't eat Apple's lunch.
  39. The Hidden Costs Of Self-Employment

    If you are self-employed, vacation time, health benefits, insurance and taxes are all things you will have to deal with on your own.
  40. 5 Retirement-Wrecking Moves

    These common mistakes can sabotage your nest egg and your plans for retiring.
  41. Which Tablet Should You Buy?

    Here's a comparison of the big name tablets that are on the market right now.
  42. Ethical Wills Share Final Thoughts With Heirs

    This document allows a testator, the person making the will, to leave a personal legacy.
  43. Homeschool Or Public School?

    Here's a rundown of whether homeschooling or public schooling is a better choice for your child.
  44. 6 Common Advertising Phrases To Be Wary Of

    Things are rarely as they appear, especially in the marketing and advertising world.
  45. Measuring Company Efficiency

    Three useful indicators for measuring a retail company's efficiency are its inventory turnaround times, its receivables and its collection period.
  46. Most Successful Movie Reboots

    These are movie ideas that just keep on giving at the box office.
  47. The Worth Of Stay-At-Home Parents

    As the traditional roles of mothers and fathers in the U.S. continue to become blurred, we assess their value as stay-at-home parents.
  48. Why Making Minimum Payments Gets You Nowhere

    Getting out of debt can be difficult, but paying off a minimum balance each month only makes things worse.
  49. 6 Ways To Lose Your Estate

    Find out why you shouldn't put off putting your affairs in order.
  50. Tax Rules For Renting Out Your Vacation Home

    Here's a rundown of the specific tax rules that apply to homeowners renting out a vacation property.
  51. How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it can be done.
  52. RV Travelers: A Niche Market For Advisors

    RV travelers can provide an interesting challenge for advisors.
  53. 3 Scenarios Where Downsizing Your Home Is Smart

    Downsizing your home can be a great step towards less financial stress, and leave you more time for family and travel
  54. Taking Advantage Of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  55. How Women Can Improve Their Financial Standings

    From taking greater risks to saving more, here are some specific ways women can improve their financial situations.
  56. The Importance Of Your Credit Rating

    A great starting point for learning what a credit score is, how it is calculated and why it is so important.
  57. Credit, Debit And Charge: Sizing Up The Cards In Your Wallet

    Not all plastic is equal! Learn the difference between the three kinds, and how each can affect your finances.
  58. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their missions.
  59. Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  60. Bookkeeping 101 For Advisors

    Setting up an easy-to-manage system and dedicating time to keeping it current helps keep your business on the right track.
  61. Cheap Ways To Keep Cool This Summer

    Try these techniques to stay cool and have fun this summer while still saving money.
  62. Facts You Didn't Know About Private Student Loans

    Take a close look at the characteristics of private student loans before deciding it's the best path to take.
  63. What Happens When Your Credit Card Expires

    You can take advantage of this process to learn about other cards that may better suit your needs.
  64. The Flow Of Company Information

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
  65. Saving Money On Individual Health Insurance Policies

    Here are tips on how to find the best individual health insurance policy for you, based on your needs and budget.
  66. The 8 Most Volatile Sectors

    Volatility often frightens investors. Here are some unstable sectors to watch out for.
  67. Must-Have Software For The Home Office

    If you have a home business, these pieces of software can be extremely helpful to you.
  68. The Pareto Principle And Savings

    Here's how you can implement the Pareto principle in your everyday life to improve your financial standing.
  69. 5 Easy Ways To Expand Your Vacation Budget

    Driving to your vacation destination and using discount travel sites are two ways you can save money on your next trip.
  70. Car Maintenance Tips That Help You Save Money

    These routine, preventative actions will help you avoid expensive auto repairs.
  71. Easy Certifications To Add To Your Resume

    These courses and certificates are relatively cheap and non-intensive, and they can help you get hired or put you in a higher pay grade at your company.
  72. Best Credit Card Features For Students

    Students should look for credit cards that charge no annual fees, have a low introductory interest rate and offer rewards or money.
  73. Most Popular Outsourced Jobs

    The reasons behind outsourcing vary, and can create more efficient processes and products.
  74. How To Manage Your Company Stock

    If you have company stock, it can be hard to know what to do with it. Here's what you should know.
  75. 6 Tips For Spinning A PR Nightmare

    One of the most readily available measures that organizations can employ to either avoid or reduce negative publicity is to aim for transparency.
  76. Innovative Ways For Students To Make Money During Summer

    With a high unemployment rate for youths, it's important to be innovative and flexible when looking for a summer job.
  77. Protecting The Elderly From Scams

    Here are some of the more common scams aimed at seniors and tips on how to avoid these frauds.
  78. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  79. 6 Unlikely Rivals That Should Merge

    If these companies are looking for growth and cost-cutting, the best bet might be to look to their main competitors.
  80. Hey Self-Employed, Are You Making The Most Of Your Retirement Options?

    Even if you own your own business, it is still very important to save for retirement, and to understand your options for doing so.
  81. 5 Economic Reports You Should Watch

    Most economic reports are noise, but there are a some that are market movers.
  82. Jobs That Can't Be Outsourced

    Here are careers that are too vital to everyday American life to be replaced with outsourced labor.
  83. Personal Finance And The Election

    A recent survey suggests that personal finance is an important factor in determining who Americans will vote for. Find out why.
  84. 5 Things To Consider Before Relocating For Work

    Upfront planning and analysis can help keep you from jumping into a situation that can hurt your wallet or your future career track.
  85. How To Invest In Corporate Bonds

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  86. Unique Wedding Registries

    Engaged couples who prefer non-traditional wedding gifts have a wide variety of options when it comes to creating a wedding registry.
  87. 5 Steps To Qualify For A Mortgage If You're Self-Employed

    Qualifying for a mortgage is a little more complicated for borrowers who are self-employed.
  88. Should Having A Private Pension Be Made Mandatory?

    Aging baby boomers will cause a strain on Social Security, but what can the U.S. do to ensure that the whole system doesn't fail?
  89. Some Of America's Most Expensive And Affordable Retirement Homes

    We look at two expensive and three affordable retirement homes to see if you really need to pay a lot of money for a quality retirement experience.
  90. Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

    The plan's cost of living adjustments can provide protection against inflation.
  91. Is Your Defined-Benefit Pension Plan Safe?

    Your plan may not last in a rocky market. Find out whether your savings will be affected.
  92. The Financial Factors Behind Population Decline

    Here's a look at American cities that have seen drastic population decline in the last few years and the financial reasons why people are moving out.
  93. A Broker's Open House Can Help You Sell Your Home

    This special type of open house can provide targeted marketing and yield expert advice.
  94. 5 Reasons To Build A Web Presence

    Having a strong web presence is no longer an option for successful financial advisors. Find out why.
  95. What Will The Maximum Retirement Age Be?

    Many Americans are deciding to retire later due to harsh economic conditions. Theoretically, how high will the average retirement age rise?
  96. 5 Ways To Invest $5,000

    If you've found yourself with some extra cash, it might be wise to read this before buying that big TV.
  97. What Are Mortgage Lenders Allowed To Ask Borrowers?

    Seemingly intrusive or irrelevant questions are actually legal for lenders to ask of mortgage applicants.
  98. The Most Costly Olympic Games

    Here's a look at some financial successes and failures of past Olympic Games and how they compare to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  99. Prepare To Sell Your Business

    Follow these tips to ensure you get the most out of your hard work.
  100. Protecting Your Retirement Assets

    Your golden years are meant to be stress free. Keep them that way by protecting your assets.
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