Personal Finance Articles

  1. 5 ETFs For Retirees

    These are some of the good choices for ETFs if you are in the late stages of retirement planning.
  2. Most Successful Unions

    Labor unions have existed in the U.S. for quite some time, but not all have been as successful as these three.
  3. Most Expensive States To Raise A Child

    Planning a family in one of these 5 states? You may be surprised to learn that they're the most expensive states to raise ...
  4. How To Live Without A Credit Card

    Debit cards are more widely accepted and provide better fraud protection than in the past.
  5. How To Invest When You're Deep In Debt

    Debt is one of the biggest obstacles that prevents people from investing - but it shouldn't be.
  6. Why New Credit Card Regulations Can Make Or Break A Small Business

    Small business owners need to know what’s going on in the credit card world if they want to maximize profits and ultimately ...
  7. Apple iWatch: Is It About Time?

    If there any truth to the rumors of an upcoming Apple iWatch, how would it impact Apple's other products and the evolution ...
  8. What You Can Expect To Spend In 2013

    This is a great time to examine your anticipated expenditures and assess how your spending impacts your financial situation. ...
  9. How To Pay Off Christmas Debt

    Here are some common sense tips for getting over the financial holiday hangover.
  10. The History Of Unions In The United States

    Although the overall power of labor unions may not be what it once was, they still maintain a great deal of influence in ...
  11. Are Labor Unions Effective?

    This article examines some of the pros and cons associated with organized labor.
  12. Networking To Land A Job

    Networking should be a career-long endeavor that is just as important as performing your job in an excellent manner.
  13. Tips For Changing Your Career Path In 2013

    Don't let the arrival of the new year cause you to rush into a change of career. Carefully examine your reasons for wanting ...
  14. 4 Unlikely Billionaires

    In an age when billion has become the new million, which unexpected folks have joined the ranks of the billionaire club? ...
  15. Choosing An Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile brand name alone won't meet your personal investing needs. This article will show you what else to look for. ...
  16. Most Affordable Fast Food Chains

    All fast food companies claim to offer the best prices as they compete for your hard-earned dollars, but which truly has ...
  17. Save Money With A Motorcycle

    Here's a cost comparison of exactly how much you can save if you use a motorcycle as your main mode of transportation over ...
  18. The Real Cost Of Volunteer Tourism

    Millions of Americans are embracing a new way to travel by doing their part to help communities in developing nations.
  19. How To Dine Out Without Breaking The Bank

    With more than 90% of consumers dining out on a regular basis, these methods can help to stretch your dollar further.
  20. Planning Your Retirement Using The Monte Carlo Simulation

    You can use the Monte Carlo Simulation to improve your retirement planning.
  21. Top Employment Skills For 2013

    With the U.S. employment market seeing slight growth, it is worth considering which skills are the most important for job ...
  22. The Highest Paying Jobs In 2013

    With the U.S. economy experiencing mixed fortunes, this article looks at the highest-paying jobs for 2013 and how job-seekers ...
  23. Don't Judge Your Partner Based On Credit Score

    Credit scores indicate past behavior but don't necessarily reflect present or future behavior, so don't judge you partner ...
  24. 4 Of The Most Shocking Stock Increases and Falls

    When a black swan event occurs, a market correction of massive proportions ensues.
  25. 3 Famous People With MBAs

    These public figures have MBAs; some were earned before reaching fame while others were earned after.
  26. How To Play Dividends During The Fiscal Cliff

    Shifting to qualified investment vehicles and other viable investment strategies could help invstors defer, avoid or minimize ...
  27. What New Student Loan Repayment Options Mean

    American college graduates are facing an increasing amount of student loan debt. There are new rules for repaying that debt. ...
  28. The Real Risks Of Entrepreneurship

    Here are some ways you can try to reduce the risks associated with being an entrepreneur.
  29. A Look Into Proposition 30

    This article examines the newly-passed Prop 30 and what it means for residents of California.
  30. Languages That Give You The Best Chance To Broaden Your Career

    Being bilingual or trilingual can be a great career booster. Here are the languages that will help you get ahead in the business ...
  31. Top-Paying Contract Positions

    A number of contract positions pay more than their salaried counterparts.
  32. Goal-Based Investing: Not What You Think It Is

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  33. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  34. Can Games Make You A Better Investor?

    As investing is a great example of an activity that draws on a wide range of mental and emotional skills, it is worth exploring ...
  35. A Refreshing Reminder Of What Matters In Investing

    Here is a valuable reminder of what investors ought to hold as important when approaching long-term investments.
  36. A Pre-Retirement Checkup

    Are you on track to post-work bliss? We'll tell you how to find out.
  37. Save Early For Retirement If You're A High Earner

    If you earn a high income, there are many ways you can save extra money for an early retirement.
  38. 5 Viable Career Options In 2013

    If you are looking for a new career next year, take a look at these options. It is anticipated that there will be a high ...
  39. Fiscal Cliff Implications For Year-End Tax Planning

    If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, how will it affect the taxes and tax planning of average citizens?
  40. The Fiscal Cliff And Your 401(k)

    With the looming fiscal cliff, here's a look at how it could affect your retirement planning.
  41. How Much Your New Year's Partying Could Cost You

    Here's a look at how much a typical New Year's party could cost in the U.S., and the cost of spending New Year's in certain ...
  42. 5 Most Financially-Lucrative Toy Fads

    These toys were huge hits during the holiday season.
  43. Is Free Shipping Worth It?

    Should you buy more just so you can save on shipping?
  44. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  45. What People Spend On Christmas Around The World

    Here's a look at some famous Christmas traditions from around the world, how much they cost and how the cost compares to ...
  46. How To Financially Prepare For A Doomsday Scenario

    The Mayan calendar ending didn't result in the end of the world, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see a catastrophic scenario, ...
  47. Gift-Giving Etiquette

    Here's a look at how much you should spend and what you should give this holiday season.
  48. Fox Business Network's Shibani Joshi: Santa's Tech Shopping List For Every Member ...

    Here are some last-minute tech gifts for everyone in your family.
  49. Why Santa Is The Shrewdest Businessman

    Here's a look at the business practices of Santa Claus and how he effectively runs his North Pole operations.
  50. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  51. Net Worth Throughout Your Life

    Here are some estimates of what your net worth should be at certain stages of your life, depending on how much you earn for ...
  52. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  53. Ways To Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  54. Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Spending Hangover

    You don't have to go into debt to have a happy and memorable holiday season. Use these tips for a bountiful Yuletide on a ...
  55. Earn A Holiday Bonus Through Energy Savings

    You can enjoy the festive season without a jolly increase in your energy costs. We'll show you how.
  56. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  57. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  58. Social Faux Pas Made By Frugal People

    There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap. Here's a look at some social faux pas cheap people make.
  59. All I Want for Christmas Is A Santa Claus Rally

    Wall Street believes its dream of a Santa Claus rally will surely come to pass.
  60. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  61. How To Advise A Couple Starting A Family

    Besides college, there are other costs to consider when having kids, that you should advise your clients about.
  62. Why You Should Embrace Online Shopping

    If you haven't shopped online before, you're missing out.
  63. The Cost Of Santa's Trip On Christmas Eve

    Here's a look at the estimated expenses Santa Claus has to deal with each year on Christmas Eve.
  64. Are You On Track To Hit Your Desired Net Worth By Retirement?

    Here are some calculations to determine if your net worth is what it should be at your age.
  65. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  66. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  67. Average Net Worth Of The 1%

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  68. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  69. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Your 20s

    Even if you are just entering the workforce and haven't had time to save or invest, you still need to be aware how much you're ...
  70. How Credit Cards Will Change In 2013

    From new technology to improved safety features, here are some updates you can expect to see in 2013.
  71. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Retirement

    Just because you are comfortably in retirement, that doesn't mean you should stop keeping track of your net worth.
  72. How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Your Net Worth

    With upcoming changes in tax rates, is your net worth going to be affected?
  73. Gifts For People You Aren't That Close To

    Finding a gift for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your boss, or the postman can sometimes be a challenge.
  74. Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?

    It may put a few extra dollars in your pocket, but it isn't going to replace your primary source of income.
  75. Net Worth Of Citizens Around The World

    Here's a look at which countries have the highest net worth per citizen and which have the lowest.
  76. Should You Poach Clients From Other Advisors?

    Make sure you know the laws before you seek out clients from other advisors. You could end up in hot water.
  77. 6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

    If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job.
  78. How To Improve Net Worth By Decreasing Liabilities

    Here's an analysis of how to adjust liabilities and assets to improve net worth.
  79. Money Saving Tips From Your Grandparents

    You can learn a lot from your elders, including how to save money.
  80. What To Do If Your Company Cuts Your 401(k)

    IBM has made a move to not match 401(k) contributions each pay period. Instead, there will be a lump sum at the end of each ...
  81. Plethora Of 401(K) And IRA Changes Coming

    For investors, the recent rules changes governing both 401(K)s and IRAs can be seen as a big win for the little guy.
  82. Top 5 Business Alternatives To Facebook

    Social media marketing is an essential tool in business, but there are other resources other than Facebook.
  83. 3 Banking Moves You Should Make Before Traveling

    Putting your finances in order should be one of your top priorities before traveling out of the country.
  84. The Difference Between Being Fired And Resigning

    Here's a rundown of how the two scenarios differ and what you need to know about each.
  85. How To Make Money Busking

    You may be surprised to learn how much money buskers can make. However, it does require skill, and it's not begging.
  86. Using Social Media To Reach Customer Service Departments

    Companies are increasingly using social media and this provides customers with another channel to receive customer service. ...
  87. 8 Qualities That Make A Good Insurance Agent

    Insurance agents must possess each of the following qualities in order to be successful.
  88. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  89. The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in ...
  90. A History Of Apple Stock Increases

    Apple's innovative products are always in demand, but do Apple's product launches immediately lead to higher prices?
  91. Help Your Clients Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff

    With the fiscal cliff fast approaching, financial advisors need to help prepare their clients for coming changes to their ...
  92. How To Spot Knockoff Labels And Fake Products

    Not every counterfeit item is as obvious as Adidos sneakers or Dolce & Banana handbags, so make sure you know these tips ...
  93. How To Start A Charity

    Here's a detailed guide that provides the steps needed to start a charity.
  94. Homeowners Still Not Getting Money From $25-Billion Mortgage Settlement

    Was the recent mortgage settlement really worth it for homeowners, or are they still getting the short end of the stick? ...
  95. 4 Business Partnership Mistakes To Avoid

    When two or more people get together to run a business, the odds of conflict and financial risk increase without the proper ...
  96. Tax Credit For Plan Expenses Incurred By Small Businesses

    Determine whether your business is eligible to claim a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan.
  97. 5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

    The game of Monopoly can increase your chances of having a better and useful understanding of prudent financial and investment ...
  98. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  99. How To Recommend A Stock

    Here are the nuts and bolts of performing a thorough analysis and learning how to recommend a potentially lucrative stock. ...
  100. Retirement Plan Tax Form 5329: When To File

    Read this if you've taken early distributions or owe excess-contribution or excess-accumulation penalties.
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