Personal Finance Articles

  1. Advisors: Don't Overlook Not-Yet-Rich Millennials

    Financial advisors looking to grow their practices should focus on potential high-net-worth millennials.
  2. Which Robo-advisor is Best for Financial Advisors?

    With the list of robo-advisors already long and growing, which will integrate best into a financial advisory practice?
  3. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios

    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  4. Top 5 Retirement Cities In California

    California will never make a list of cheapest places to retire, but opening your mind geographically can help make this beautiful ...
  5. Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid On Your IRA

    IRA rules are complicated. It's easy to make mistakes – and they can cost you big time.
  6. Retiring In The Philippines: Pros & Cons

    What are the pros and cons of retiring in the Philippines?
  7. The Top 5 YouTube Millionaires

    Enterprising content creators have been able to use YouTube to rake in millions each year.
  8. How Hidden City Tickets Affect Airlines

    Hidden city tickets have been in the news these past few months because of a lawsuit launched by United (UAL) and Orbitz ...
  9. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  10. What It Costs To Study Abroad In London

    Studying in London puts you right at the center of a cultural, academic and business hub. And careful budgeting will get ...
  11. How to Invest in Liquor (and Avoiding the Hiccups)

    Investing in liquor has been profitable for ages but there could be some hiccups along the way.
  12. Mutual Funds: How Many is Too Many?

    How many mutual funds are too many when it comes to a well diversified portfolio?
  13. Tips on Charitable Contributions: Limits and Taxes

    An overview of the limits and tax deductions of charitable donations.
  14. Using Technology To Tune Out Market Noise

    Today’s technology-centric culture allows us to have access to information anytime. As investors, we can be informed of market ...
  15. How Much Money Do You Need To Retire In Thailand?

    With one of the world's lowest costs of living, Thailand is home to a growing number of expats, including many retirees.
  16. The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption ...
  17. Traveling In The Philippines: Is It Safe?

    There is an active travel warning for the Philippines, but only for part of the country. Here are precautions to follow.
  18. Add Extra Appeal, and Market Value, To Your Yard

    Spring landscaping projects are worthwhile because, in addition to bringing more appeal to your yard, they'll increase the ...
  19. UK Tech Startups: Proving To Be More Than Hype

    Over the last few years, the explosion of tech startups in the UK has been grabbing an increasing amount of attention from ...
  20. Top 5 Things To Do When You Retire

    Substitute "when you retire" for "when you grow up" and it's the same open ended question. Here are some universal ideas ...
  21. Beware Of Taking Out A Pension Advance Loan

    Avoid taking out an advance against your pension. Interest on these loans is high and you could end up taking a huge tax ...
  22. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  23. Impact of SEC's New Money Market Fund Rules

    A look at how new rules introduced by the SEC will impact money market funds.
  24. What Is A Business Analyst And How Much Do They Make?

    Business Analysis has been a buzzword as a career option. Here is what business analysts do and how much they earn in salary ...
  25. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  26. Should You Pay Your Bills On Autopilot?

    Now that you can sign up to have your bills paid automatically online, it it a smart way to make your life more efficient? ...
  27. Should I Consolidate My Two Mortgages?

    Consolidating your loans or mortgage may make sense for you, especially when interest rates are low. Here's what you should ...
  28. How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

    With its barely-there interest rates, which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  29. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  30. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  31. How Many Startups Fail And Why?

    Why do so many businesses fail? And for that matter, how many of them actually do fail?
  32. Is It Worth Paying To Check Your Credit Score?

    Generally, a free credit report is all you need. If you've had some credit issues, it may be worth buying your credit score ...
  33. Converting A Traditional IRA To A Roth

    When is it a good idea to convert traditional IRA funds into Roth IRA funds? And when does it not make sense?
  34. Alliance to FINRA: More BrokerCheck Info Needed

    An alliance of public interest groups is pressuring FINRA to broaden its BrokerCheck tool.
  35. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  36. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  37. Review: Discover it Miles Card

    This rewards card could be one of the most generous yet. See if it makes sense for you.
  38. Methods To Estimate The Cost Of A Local Restaurant

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  39. How A Greece Crisis Affects The U.S.

    Greece's ongoing financial crisis poses a threat to the nascent U.S. economic recovery due to the latter's close ties with ...
  40. How Is Cashback Profitable For Credit Card Companies?

    Cashback rewards are not as beneficial to the consumer as they might initially seem.
  41. What Is Microlending And How Does It Work?

    Microlending can produce great return on investment for the lender while benefiting borrowers who wouldn't otherwise secure ...
  42. Borrowing From LendUp: Better Than A Payday Loan?

    A new alternative to conventional payday loans is being offered in 16 states. How much better for consumers is LendUp really? ...
  43. When Is Dual Citizenship Not A Good Idea?

    It may sound useful, but there are a number of reasons that make dual citizenship a questionable choice.
  44. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  45. Is Personal Legal Insurance A Good Deal?

    Some employers offer personal legal insurance as an opt-in benefit. Would it make sense for you?
  46. Consolidating Debt: What If You Have Bad Credit?

    Getting a debt consolidation loan is more difficult when you have bad credit. But it could still help put you on the road ...
  47. Industries That Will Never Go Away

    A list of industries that will not perish anytime soon, as they provide and feed our basic needs.
  48. 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of the Decade

    Women entrepreneurs have been able to withstand economic and business pressures to rise to the top in a number of industries ...
  49. When Is It Better To Forgo A Roth Account?

    Depending on how much you're currently earning, a traditional IRA sometimes offers more tax relief than its Roth counterpart. ...
  50. New Rules That Could Trash (or Help) Your Credit

    Cable bills and similar financial obligations will soon be factored into your credit score. Good news if you're an on-time ...
  51. Why Save For Retirement In Your 20s?

    You're probably paying off your student loans and retirement is 40 years away. Shouldn't you focus on eliminating debt and, ...
  52. How Advisors Can Cater to Niche Clients

    A look at niche clients and how advisors specialize in them.
  53. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  54. Top Tips for Retiring in a Bear Market

    What you need to know if you have the unfortunate timing of retiring in a bear market.
  55. Retirement: The Journey Of 1000 Miles

    Substantial time should be set aside to fully outline one's vision for retirement and the specific steps that must be taken ...
  56. How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” ...
  57. Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 401(k)

    Funding and managing your 401(k) is critical to a financially healthy retirement. Avoid these top 10 mistakes.
  58. Your Clients and the Changing Retirement Landscape

    For many, retirement might not be the full stoppage of work and living a life of leisure but rather one of slowly phasing ...
  59. Would You Make A Good Real Estate Broker?

    How to tell if you'd be good in this field. It is a common second career for many people, but isn't a good match for everyone.
  60. Comparing Financial Advisors & Financial Planners

    When scanning the financial advisor landscape, recognize that both financial advisor and financial planner are very broad ...
  61. Serial Entrepreneurs Venture And Venture Again

    Serial entrepreneurs start up a venture, sell it, and start another one, and they often benefit from their previous experiences.
  62. What Consumer Spending Reveals About The Economy

    We compare U.S. consumer spending patterns, especially in housing, food, and healthcare, against consumer spending in other ...
  63. Where To Change Money in San Francisco

    The San Francisco airport and your hotel are convenient, but to save money use an ATM or your credit card.
  64. Starting Your Own Business In NYC? Why & How

    Constant creative cross-pollination is just one reason new businesses blossom in New York City. Get inspired by these successes ...
  65. The Risk of Offering Social Security Advice

    Savvy financial advisers will either need to gain Social Security advice expertise or find a source or partner to provide ...
  66. Essential Publications for Financial Advisors

    There are a plethora of publications for financial advisors. What follows are the top or most widely read.
  67. The Real Cost Of A Speeding Ticket

    Speeding can come at a cost that goes well beyond one driver and one ticket.
  68. The Fed's Impact On Emerging Markets

    Higher US interest rates could make it more expensive for emerging market borrowers to service their debt commitments.
  69. Is It Safe To Be Without Umbrella Insurance Today?

    At low cost, you can buy significant extra liability coverage in case you're sued due to an accident or other trouble. See ...
  70. Watch Out For These Top Internet Scams

    The Internet had make it easier than ever for scammers to trick people into giving away their money and personal information. ...
  71. How To Make Money With ClickBank

    If you'd like to make money with ClickBank, you're not alone. Read on to learn how to make money with this popular affiliate ...
  72. Technology, The Biggest Threat For Big Banks

    Technology is the biggest threat to the future of big banks as we know them.
  73. How To Expand Your Business Internationally

    A guide to the risks and rewards of expanding a business abroad.
  74. Top 10 Common Mortgage Scams To Avoid

    How do you know which companies to avoid? Look for these telltale signs.
  75. A Look at the Pros and Cons of Muni Bonds

    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  76. Do I Need A Personal Accountant?

    You know you need to keep your personal finances better organized. Should you hire professional help, and if so what kind?
  77. Best Freelancing Jobs For Retirees

    Retired from your job but still want to work? Here's how to turn your skills and know-how into a new freelancing career.
  78. Best Ways To Save Money On College Textbooks

    Here are nine ways you can stretch your budget for college textbooks. No, wait – maybe make that ten.
  79. Wizards Of Odd: A Trip To Tech Land

    I spent a couple of days in Silicon Valley, and here are some key lessons I learned after meeting with a number of tech CEOs ...
  80. Can You Get A Mortgage On A Mobile Home?

    You can get a loan for a mobile home, but it may not be a mortgage. These are the choices for funding manufactured housing.
  81. How Much is a Graduate Degree Worth?

    Whether or not a graduate degree will increase your earnings depends on a number of factors.
  82. Are You Getting The Best Retirement Advice?

    What you need to know in order to check.
  83. Why do Priceline & Hotwire Hide Hotel Names?

    Companies like Hotwire and Priceline hide hotels names from prospective guests, and both the customers and hotels are beneffiting ...
  84. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About A 529 Plan

    Start saving for college as soon as possible after your kids are born – and keep these details in mind.
  85. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About 401(k)s

    If your employer offers a 401(k), that should be your first stop for retirement savings – especially if your contributions ...
  86. How Credit Karma Compares To Experian

    When you want to check your credit score and see the report, should you go directly to Experian or do it through Credit Karma? ...
  87. Tips For Maximizing The Value Of A Kitchen Touchup

    At a fraction of the cost of a remodel, a homeowner can make strategic updates to his or her kitchen that could transform ...
  88. New Tech Capitals Emerging In Various U.S. States

    While Silicon Valley has long been recognized as the home of tech giants, an increasing number of cities around the country ...
  89. Options and Roth IRAs: Do's and Don'ts

    A breakdown of the do's and don'ts of trading options in a Roth IRA.
  90. How Do Millennial Women Invest?

    The theme for Women’s History Month is “Make it Happen”, and that is exactly what millennial women are doing when it comes ...
  91. OK, So I'll Be Smarter Next Tax Time

    5 tax resolutions to start on right now for a smoother tax return next April 15.
  92. Find An IRA Account With No Minimum Deposit

    Three ways to start saving for retirement with a Roth or traditional IRA, no matter how little you have to invest.
  93. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Roth IRAs

    Between its generous tax benefits at retirement and no required minimum distributions, a Roth IRA is well worth considering ...
  94. Hotel or Airbnb: Which Is Better For Paris Visit?

    Paris hotels have their allure, but a less expensive Airbnb may be just as charming – and even leave room in your budget ...
  95. How Much Will It Cost To Study Abroad In The U.K.?

    The most popular destination for U.S. students studying abroad has a lot to offer – and ways to make it affordable.
  96. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Traditional IRAs

    A traditional IRA gives you a current-year tax benefit and future years of tax savings – minus the income restrictions that ...
  97. Top US Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the US.
  98. What Is The Labor Market Conundrum?

    We are facing a conundrum with investment implications: Why are wages still stagnant, when jobs are being created at the ...
  99. Why Your Credit Report Errors Will Now Be Easier To Fix

    Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have reached an agreement to make changes to how they handle credit report errors and unpaid ...
  100. What To Do If You Lost Your W-2

    There's no need to panic if you don't have your Form W-2 to file taxes, there are easy ways to gain access to the missing ...
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