Personal Finance Articles

  1. 6 Ways To Save On Lawn Care

    The costs of having a pristine lawn can add up quickly. Here are some tips to help you save your money.
  2. Mutual Funds That Reduce Your Taxes

    It may be best to opt for ETFs over mutual funds, which allow wiser investors to reduce their tax obligations.
  3. Ways To Be Frugal In Your 20s

    If you are a recent college grad or still in school, here are some fun and innovative ways to save money.
  4. How To Stay On Track With Your Budget

    Sticking to a budget and making savings is the only way to put yourself on a firm financial footing.
  5. Student Loan Rates To Double

    As of July 1st, be prepared for student loans rates to go up.
  6. The Best Ways To Volunteer

    The most beneficial type of volunteer activity depends on your goals for volunteering.
  7. How Higher Credit Card Fees Actually Hurt Banks

    Increased industry regulations helped banks lower their default rates.
  8. How To Reduce Your Landscaping Costs

    Landscaping is one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home.
  9. Items You Should Avoid Buying Secondhand

    Although buying used goods may save you cash, some items just aren't worth the risk.
  10. Keeping Clients Through Good And Bad Times

    If you work in the financial industry, the secret to keeping clients happy is to be consistent.
  11. Reasons To Steer Clear Of Rewards Cards

    The thought of earning rewards from purchases may seem like a good idea, but there are some things that should be considered before signing up.
  12. Clearing Up Misconceptions About The New 401(k) Laws

    The new 401(k) laws require more disclosure, but that won't fully protect participants from losing money in fees.
  13. 10 Of The Most Costly Computer Viruses Of All Time

    Here's a look at some of the costliest computer viruses of all time and the damage that was caused.
  14. Healthcare Needs Of Retired Couples

    Here's a rundown of the expected costs to pay for healthcare for senior citizens once they reach retirement.
  15. 5 Products That Aren't Getting Cheaper, But Should Be

    Most products drop in price over time. That's not the case with these products.
  16. 6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Successes

    We list a few notable women who turned around companies that were suffering.
  17. Tips For The Prospective Landlord

    Investing in rental property can generate serious income, but there's more to it than collecting rent.
  18. How To Market Yourself

    Find out why most current advertising methods are a waste of money and why online word-of-mouth is the future of marketing.
  19. Determining Your Value In Your Career

    Here's a rundown of how to evaluate the skills and assets you bring to your job.
  20. Budgeting Tips For Different Income Brackets

    While each individual's financial goals and needs are unique, there are some common pieces of advice that apply to each segment of the financial spectrum.
  21. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Learn what to do when that devil on your shoulder begins to whisper.
  22. Why Bad Credit Is Bad For Financial Careers

    In order to obtain and maintain a career in the financial industry, it is also important to have a clean credit report.
  23. Do You Belong In Retail?

    Making a career in retail is one of the most challenging tasks in the investment industry. Find out if it's for you.
  24. Time Management Tips For Financial Professionals

    Learn about common time wasters and discover time-management tips that will get more work done in less time.
  25. How To Save Money At The Grocery Store

    With a little practice, you can save money at the grocery store like a pro.
  26. Everything You Should Know About Corporate-Owned Life Insurance

    This type of insurance is a policy taken out on you by your company. Read on to find what it's all about.
  27. 10 Things Your Family Can Do This Summer For Under $100

    Here are some activities you can do with your family to kick-start summer.
  28. 5 Items That You Shouldn't Buy Cheap Alternatives Of

    You should avoid cheaper alternatives of computers, appliances, linens, infant car seats and mattresses.
  29. The Biggest Selling Names In Children's Fiction

    Here's a breakdown of some of the most successful children's authors and the financial success they have found.
  30. Ways The Internet Has Destroyed Your Finances

    Shopping online is fast and easy, but dangerous at the same time.
  31. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  32. 5 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    We list some simple says of reducing your CO2 emission.
  33. 7 Products That Are Getting Cheaper

    While many necessities are becoming more expensive, items such as smartphones and clothing are seeing prices drop.
  34. Renouncing Your Citizenship: Madness Or Sanity?

    Here's a breakdown of when it might be a good idea to give up your citizenship.
  35. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  36. Wild Incentives For Opening A Bank Account

    Banks will do anything to get customers to open accounts - here are some of the strangest.
  37. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  38. Avoiding A Big Tax Bill On Real Estate Gains

    Installment sales allow sellers to defer taxes on real estate profits.
  39. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  40. The Biggest Bribe Cases In Business History

    These cases represent some of the largest bribe accusations and fines in U.S. business history.
  41. Retirement Planning Tips For Women

    Here's how women can manage saving for retirement.
  42. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  43. What You Need To Know About Mobile Patent Wars

    The major mobile device companies are aggressively competing for intellectual property and spending money that smaller competitors simply don't have.
  44. Turn Your Old Clothes Into Cash

    If your closet is full of clothes you don't wear, use these tips to make some money (and some room) quickly and easily.
  45. Building Client Trust

    Find out how you can strengthen your client's trust in you professionally.
  46. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  47. Manage Your Clients' Expectations

    You can't control how they react to the market, but you can help them understand the reality of the situation.
  48. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  49. Finding The Right Accounting Certification

    An accounting certification may be the boost your career needs. Find out how to get the most bang for your buck.
  50. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance.
  51. Luxury Vs. Affordability: What's The Better Car Purchase?

    Is buying a base luxury car smarter than buying a decked out lower-end model?
  52. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  53. The Real Cost Of Owning A Smartphone

    The average data, texting and minute plan for a smartphone is estimated to cost around $2,100 for a two-year contract.
  54. Prestigious Colleges With The Lowest Tuition

    Many of these schools have surprisingly affordable tuition fees.
  55. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  56. Most Ironic Product Endorsements And Sponsorships

    Some celebrities make sense when they promote a product. However, these just don't ... not by a long shot.
  57. Student Loans And How They Will Affect Your Credit

    Here's a breakdown of how taking out student loans will affect your credit score.
  58. What Americans Need To Know About Living Abroad

    From Social Security to medical assistance to taxes, here's what you need to know about living overseas.
  59. 5 Clever Home Features

    If you're building a new home, try incorporating these unique features.
  60. Movies That Should Top The 2012 Box Office

    Here's a breakdown of the biggest movies of the summer and the chances they have at box office success.
  61. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    The average American household has four cards, but does that mean more is better?
  62. Best States To Start Your Business In

    The best state for your business may not be as obvious as you think.
  63. What You Need To Know About Airline Baggage Fees

    It might surprise you just how much airlines are charging for additional baggage.
  64. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  65. What To Do If You Lose Your Wallet

    Here's a step-by-step guide of what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.
  66. How To Dispute A Credit Card Charge

    Follow these steps if you've been ripped off or spot an error on your bill.
  67. How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

    If you have ever wondered whether you should carry one, two or more cards, read on and we'll tell you.
  68. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  69. What It Costs To Get Divorced

    Here's a breakdown of how much it will cost to get divorced in the U.S. today.
  70. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  71. 12 Car Insurance Cost-Cutters

    If car costs are dragging you down, find out how to free yourself from some of the extra weight.
  72. Maternity Leave Basics: Canada Vs. The U.S.

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  73. The Pros And Cons Of Home Additions

    If you're considering adding to your home, or even moving, you may want to consider all of the positives and negatives of each.
  74. The 5 Largest Food Recalls In History

    Food recalls are common, but some food manufacturers are so large that a recall can impact the entire industry.
  75. Start Over With The IRS

    If you're struggling to pay back taxes, try a fresh start with the IRS. They really can help.
  76. How To Bring A Client Back

    Winning over a lost client isn't something you want to expend most of your effort on.
  77. How To Deal With (Seriously) Dysfunctional Clients

    Difficult, unreasonable and eccentric people seek financial planners too. Find out how to cope.
  78. Be A One-Stop Shop For Your Clients

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  79. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  80. What You Need To Know About Pet Wellness Plans

    Here's a breakdown of wellness plans and pet insurance, and some tips for keeping your pet healthy.
  81. Free Car Payment Insurance: What's The Catch?

    Many dealers are offering payment protection plans on new cars. Are they right for you?
  82. 30 Financial Tips That Women Should Know By Age 30

    If you are a woman nearing 30, look at these tips to assess your financial situation.
  83. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  84. Famously Disappointing IPOs

    IPOs may seem like an enticing and exciting investment, but history suggests that IPOs are far from a sure thing.
  85. Making A Larger Down Payment Vs. Buying a Cheaper House

    We look at the financial differences between purchasing a cheaper home and making a larger down payment on a more expensive home.
  86. 3 Ways To Save Money On Your Summer Vacation

    While the economic recovery remains tentative in the U.S., it is wise to find innovative ways of saving money when booking a vacation this summer.
  87. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  88. Get To Know Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The CFPB is there to protect you and hear your voice. You can help with the economic recovery by getting to know the bureau.
  89. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  90. How To Survive Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can survive it and come out on the other side more financially solid.
  91. Tuition Insurance Takes Sting Out Of Withdrawal

    Dropping out of school can mean forfeiting all your tuition. Find out what protection is available.
  92. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  93. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  94. Selecting The Right Mix Of Insurance Benefits

    Choosing employee benefits involves weighing the probability you will need them against taxes and cost.
  95. Can The IRS Restrict Your Travels?

    The U.S. Senate recently allowed a measure for the IRS to revoke your passport. Here's what you need to know.
  96. Top Discounts For Seniors

    Here is a rundown of some of the best senior discounts across the country.
  97. The Defined-Contribution Plan: A Flawed Concept

    After a career marked by loyalty to the firm, the promised pension plan benefits aren't materializing for many plan participants.
  98. What You Don't Know About Auto Insurance May Cost You

    Here's a list of interesting things you may not know about auto insurance.
  99. 5 Services To Usher In New Clients

    Discover ways in which advisors are increasingly choosing to promote their businesses.
  100. How To Target Ideal Customers

    Expand your definition of a lucrative client and uncover a new realm of possibilities.
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