Personal Finance Articles

  1. Breaking Down Taxes For Different Income Brackets

    Here is a useful rundown of how much you will pay in taxes based on your income.
  2. Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  3. Credit Scores And Your Mortgage Payment: It Matters

    Your credit score can have a huge impact on your mortgage payments. Here are some reasons why.
  4. Career Lessons From Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in the world.
  5. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  6. When Life Insurance Isn't Worth It

    So, you're thinking about buying life insurance, but do you really need it?
  7. 3 Women Who Changed The Way We Look At Finances

    Even though the household budget was a woman's job, these women are bringing it to everybody's attention.
  8. Tax Credits That Can Get You A Refund

    Here are a few of the credits that may result in a refund check, even if you owe no taxes this year.
  9. Female CEOs Who Climbed The Corporate Ladder

    These women climbed the ladder and broke the glass ceiling.
  10. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  11. 5 Popular Tax Scams For 2012

    The IRS already knows about these scams, so if you think you can use them to save on taxes, think again.
  12. Look Beyond Pay For Greater Job Satisfaction

    These four stories show that a salary increase may not be your ticket to happiness.
  13. The Oddest Houses You Can Rent Or Buy

    Converted schoolhouses, box bungalows and cohousing are just three places you can reside other than a typical house, condo or apartment.
  14. Should You Bite On Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  15. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  16. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
  17. Finance Tips For Single Women

    Don't bend to the old convention or be a statistic. Take control of your financial well-being today. It's not too late!
  18. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  19. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  20. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  21. Taking A Break From Business

    Don't run yourself down. It's OK to take a vacation. We give you some tips on how to let go.
  22. What Debt Collectors Can And Cannot Do

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act now regulates the actions and behaviors of debt collectors in order to protect you.
  23. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the way you planned.
  24. Are You Protected If Your Insurance Company Goes Belly-Up?

    Consumer protection against insurance company failures actually falls into the hands of state governments. How much protection do you have?
  25. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  26. 6 Ways To Boost Your Human Capital

    Don't wait to increase your wealth. Start with these six tips today!
  27. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  28. 4 Ways To Make Money During Retirement

    Tutoring and working as a handyman are just some of the ways retirees can apply their knowledge and skills to earn some extra cash.
  29. The Financial Benefits Of Being Retired

    Tax benefits, numerous discounts and free college classes are just a few of the many perks available to retirees.
  30. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company.
  31. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  32. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment.
  33. Time To Rethink Your Post-Work Needs

    Don't rely on popular wisdom. Get the facts and plan for a comfortable future.
  34. Making Sure Your Jewelry Is Insured

    Homeowners insurance only covers so much - find out how to make sure your jewelry is covered for theft, loss and damage.
  35. Top 5 Apps For Job Seekers

    E-recruitment is becoming increasingly popular; find out about five apps to streamline your application process.
  36. It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?

    This type of insurance protects your assets and future wages against lawsuits. Find out if it might benefit you.
  37. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  38. Should You Open A Joint Bank Account?

    Joint finances may not be romantic, but it's an issue that serious long-term couples will have to confront at some point.
  39. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they fit your investment needs.
  40. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  41. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed income.
  42. How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    Discvover how many months of taxes you need in an escrow account, and how you'll need to fund the account at closing.
  43. A Guide To Corporate Social Media

    Using social media can help get your company or product out there. Read on to learn about some helpful tips.
  44. Job Qualifications You Need In 2012

    The U.S. economy is recovering, so we discuss the merits of academic and non-academic education in 2012.
  45. Newlyweds? Tips For Filing Your Tax Return

    For many couples, it pays to file for taxes together. But what are some of the obstacles you should watch out for?
  46. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  47. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  48. Affordable Healthcare Act 101: What To Expect Now And Later

    Here are how things will change, and what will happen when everyone is required to have health insurance.
  49. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  50. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  51. How To Plan Early For Summer Vacation

    Remember to establish your fixed costs and research thoroughly when planning your summer vacation.
  52. When To Hire A Social Media Professional

    Freelancers and marketing agencies are just some of the resources companies are now using to develop their social media.
  53. Why Digital Insurance Is Important

    Don't get caught losing the files on your computer. Here are some insurance policies to think about.
  54. Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  55. 7 Outstanding Female Investors

    Here are seven women who outperform their male counterparts in the business world.
  56. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  57. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

    Canadians have a lot of advantages when it comes to family tax perks.
  58. Why The Credit Score You Buy Differs From The Lender Score

    It takes many people by surprise when they purchase credit scores and find the lender's credit score disclosure does not match.
  59. When It's Right To Leave Your Job

    Whether it's not having enough opportunities or poor health, there are many reasons to leave a job.
  60. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  61. The Tax Benefits Of Having A Spouse

    Check out the perks designed to promote and preserve your post-work savings - if you're married, that is.
  62. Estimated Taxes: Back To Basics

    Will you owe estimated taxes for the year? Here are some rules that apply and tips on avoiding any associated penalties.
  63. Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  64. A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    Learn about the new 1099 requirements and how these changes will affect your online transactions.
  65. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality.
  66. Top Female Executives And CEOs

    Even though women are still outnumbered in the business world, here are few that you should know about.
  67. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  68. Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    If you didn't read the fine print, you could be missing out on these free credit card benefits.
  69. Money Saving Tips For College Students

    Renting texbooks and getting a job are just two of the many ways you can start reducing your post-graduation debt.
  70. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation plans.
  71. The Facts About Rental Car Insurance

    Find out if the extra insurance is really worth it.
  72. Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Find out how much these part-time jobs pay and how easy they are to get.
  73. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
  74. How To Teach Your Child About Investing

    Find simple and easy instructions on how to introduce your kids to the stock market.
  75. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  76. How To Detect And Avoid Work-From-Home Scams

    Working from home can be a dream or a nightmare. Read on to discover what to watch out for.
  77. Inflation And Economic Recovery

    Inflation impacts the costs of every facet of the economy. Discover how it can help or hinder the economic recovery.
  78. 6 Reasons To Avoid Private Mortgage Insurance

    This costly coverage protects your mortgage lender - not you.
  79. 3 Ways Banks Are Getting Customers To Spend

    After failing to implement debit card fees, the major banks are increasing existing fees and finding craftier ways to increase revenue.
  80. A Close Look At Certified Senior Designations

    We examine the validity of senior financial designations and whether they are worth pursuing.
  81. 4 Basic Facts To Know About IRAs

    Money in an IRA can work harder for you. Here's what you need to know first.
  82. 5 Tips To Cut Wedding Costs

    Here are some tips to help you plan your wedding for a reasonable price.
  83. Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Use these simple ideas to save money and get better coverage for your house.
  84. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  85. How Mystery Shoppers Save You Money

    Mystery shoppers visit various establishments. Discover how their efforts will save you money in the long run.
  86. Banks Will Be Under More Stress In 2012

    The FDIC has proposed new regulations for banks.
  87. How To Stage Your Home To Sell

    Cleaning and removing personal items are just some of the things you'll need to do when preparing to sell your home.
  88. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  89. Insurance College Students May Need

    If you're heading to college or already there, get insured and set yourself up with the peace of mind that your finances are covered.
  90. How FICO Scores Are Calculated

    Lenders look at this to determine your credit risk. We explain what it is and how it's figured out.
  91. Overlooked Tax Deductions

    Here are four deductions that you might not know about. Read on to save a bit of money.
  92. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  93. Build Your Own Annuity

    Here are some tips on the different types of annuities to have in your portfolio.
  94. 5 Ways To Invest In Travel And Tourism

    Discover five areas of the travel and tourism market that could prove lucrative from an investing standpoint.
  95. Evaluating Bond Funds: Keeping It Simple

    Discover some of the key factors for determining a fund's risk-return profile.
  96. Improve Your Credit Score In 2012

    These steps will enable you to take control of your debt repayments and consistently improve your score.
  97. 3 Startups That Grew Into Huge Conglomerates

    Here's a brief history of three of the world's largest companies, and the people who started them.
  98. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out how to protect yourself.
  99. How To Make Your Money Matter

    If you want your money to mean something, here are some noble ways to spend it.
  100. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
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