Personal Finance Articles

  1. 8 Ways To Save Your Finances From The Drought

    Reworking your budget and making your home as fire resistant as possible are just some of the ways that you can protect your ...
  2. 4 Natural Disasters Affecting The American Economy

    2012 has already seen more than its fair share of significant natural disasters and the economy is suffering for it.
  3. 4 Reality Show Businesses To Avoid

    You may want to think twice before quitting your day job to pursue these careers. Despite their popularity on TV, these jobs ...
  4. How To Prepare For Healthcare Changes Today

    Companies are rethinking the level of coverage they give to their employees and how much that coverage will cost. Learn your ...
  5. 5 Ways To Boost Your Firm's Value

    In today's tough business environment, firms have to get creative with ways to boost value for their shareholders.
  6. Protect Assets, Create Income, Retire Happy

    Find out what you can do to ensure a comfortable transition to your post-work years.
  7. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  8. Mortgage Points: What's The Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  9. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  10. Getting Your Kids Their First Credit Card

    Putting some plastic in your children's wallets may actually help them - if you do it right.
  11. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  12. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  13. NCAA Sports Programs That Were Given The Death Penalty

    Penn State isn't the only college that's gotten punished for inappropriate behavior. Here are some college teams that were ...
  14. Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain ...
  15. Does A Gold Medal Guarantee Riches?

    For every Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, there are many Olympic medalists who will never see endorsement deals or fame. ...
  16. The Stock Market Loves The Olympics

    Over the last 26 Summer Olympics, the average rate of return of the DJIA during the games was an impressive 4%.
  17. Tiny Design Tweaks That Make Millions For Companies

    A minor tweak in a product's design can mean big profits for companies, just ask Apple and Rubbermaid.
  18. Ways Money Can Buy A Little Happiness

    Money can't buy happiness for everyone, but it may be able to buy you time, security and experiences.
  19. How A Country's GDP Relates To Its Gold Medal Count

    Data shows that countries that are winning a smaller percentage of gold medals are seeing their share of the worldwide GDP ...
  20. The Generational Debt Gap

    Are future generations in trouble when it comes to how much debt they have? We compare debt between other age groups to find ...
  21. How HBO Makes Money

    Ratings for most HBO shows are relatively low and shows like Game of Thrones cost a lot to make. That said, HBO still turns ...
  22. How To Find Venture Funding

    If your startup idea doesn't capture the attention of a venture capital firm, don't fret. Here are some other ways to fund ...
  23. Deducting Your Donations

    Generosity may be its own reward, but some charitable giving also provides personal tax benefits.
  24. Take Control Of Your Credit Cards

    The plastic in your wallet doesn't have to hurt your finances. Learn how to manage it responsibly.
  25. Moving Back Home: A Win-Win Situation

    When a young adult moves back home it can be beneficial for their finances and their parents'.
  26. Apple's Earnings Miss Is Not Surprising

    For other companies, the type of growth Apple posted in Q3 would be enough to make most analysts drool with excitement, but ...
  27. 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Money In Your Wallet

    Here are some fun and interesting facts about the money that you use on a day-to-day basis.
  28. The Role Of Opportunity Cost In Financial Decision Making

    Opportunity cost is an essential, often overlooked aspect of financial decision making.
  29. 6 Gold Medal Stocks Set To Climb

    Stocks that have direct ties to the Olympic Games may be perfect for a longer-term spot in your portfolio.
  30. Netflix Has A Bumpy, Crowded Road Ahead

    Netflix's recent earnings report do not paint a rosy picture for the company, as domestic subscriber growth slows in the ...
  31. Tips For Going To College As A Mature Student

    Learn the special considerations mature adults need to make when pursuing a post-secondary education.
  32. 5 Common Landscaping Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

    Many people take pride in their yards and lawns. However, the costs can quickly add up. Here are some mistakes people make ...
  33. Best Cars For Under $20,000

    The Hyundai Tucson and Chevrolet Heritage High Roof are two of the best new vehicles that sell for less than $20,000.
  34. Financial Fallout Of The Penn-State Punishment

    After receiving some of harshest penalties in NCAA history, the fallout from Penn State's sexual abuse scandal is beginning ...
  35. 5 Places To Keep Your Money When You Don’t Trust the Banks

    Here's a list of places people can safely keep their money when they don't trust the banks to manage it for them.
  36. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing ...
  37. 3 Ways To Attract Top Talent On A Budget

    With small businesses facing difficult financial times in the U.S., this article assesses innovative ways in which independent ...
  38. Using Social Media To Your Advantage

    It's almost effortless for a business to use social media. Here's how to do it the right way.
  39. Should You Hire Friends As Employees?

    Here is a look at the pros and cons and the ethical implications of hiring (or not hiring) a friend.
  40. Tactical Tips For Bond Investors

    Profit from long-term market trends by buying bonds when other investors shy away.
  41. The Basics Of Municipal Bonds

    Investing in these bonds may offer a tax-free income stream but they are not without risks.
  42. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  43. 5 Ways You're Paying Too Much To Invest

    You can't control what the markets will do in the future, but you do have some control over how much you pay to invest.
  44. How Much Does Your Pet Truly Cost?

    Here's a look inside the visible and hidden costs of pet ownership. There are many costs that pet owners can overlook.
  45. 4 Careers With Surprisingly Good Salaries

    Although the U.S. economy appears to be in a period of stagnation, there remain some career opportunities that offer surprisingly ...
  46. Re-Amortizing Or Refinancing Your Home

    Re-amortization is a lesser known alternative to refinancing when it comes to dealing with your mortgage.
  47. Should You Join A Sorority Or Fraternity?

    Consider the many expenses and possible advantages associated with Greek life before joining a sorority or fraternity.
  48. Today's Teens And Money

    With the revelation that one in four U.S. teenagers do not understand the difference between debit and credit, we look at ...
  49. Why Does Apple Stock Go Down After WWDC?

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has served as a showcase for its new products for 23 years, but that doesn't help ...
  50. Side Businesses You Can Set Up From Home

    Whether it's starting a blog, dog walking or selling things on eBay, there are many side businesses you can start to help ...
  51. How Do Women Compete In A Man's World?

    Despite women making huge strides in the business world, many workplaces are still perceived as a boy's clubs. How can women ...
  52. Baffling Ways The Government Spends Tax Dollars

    You won't believe how the federal government spends your hard-earned money.
  53. Do Customer Loyalty Programs Really Save You Money?

    Here is a look at what customers have to do to ensure that loyalty programs help them shop smarter.
  54. Things To Do Before You Have Kids

    Once you have kids, your ability to save decreases dramatically. There are also a number of things you must do to prepare ...
  55. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  56. Unconventional Career Tips For Recent Grads

    In an uncertain job market, recent graduates may have to think "outside the box" in their job searches.
  57. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Determine what you need to do now to make a drastic lifestyle change later.
  58. Groceries You're Wasting Your Money On

    Americans spend a lot of money on groceries each month. However, there are many things that can easily be cut out of your ...
  59. How To Avoid Risk In Your Practice

    Understanding the risks and the potential for losses in your practice keeps you one step ahead.
  60. How To Deal With A Speeding Ticket

    There's more financial turmoil that goes with getting a speeding ticket than just paying the actual fine. Here are some things ...
  61. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  62. Why Do Corporate Boards Lack Women?

    Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, serves on many corporate boards. Why aren't there more women on corporate boards, and why ...
  63. How To Start A Side Business

    If you're looking to start a business, the best bet is to smart small and do something you enjoy.
  64. Best Franchise Opportunities For 2012

    These franchises have proven successful for many franchisees, and some of them are really affordable.
  65. Gifting Your Retirement Assets To Charity

    There are several things to consider when it comes to this type of charitable giving. Make sure you're well informed.
  66. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  67. Are For-Profit Colleges Wasting Your Money?

    Graduates of for-profit colleges are less likely to find a job than students attending a not-for-profit school.
  68. Franchise Opportunities For U.S. Service Members

    There are many resources for veterans looking to get into the franchise business. Find out what they are and how they help. ...
  69. Going To College Without Going Broke

    Learn some simple, yet effective tips for saving money in your college years.
  70. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here ...
  71. 9 Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals

    If you need to take early distributions, find out which exemptions allow you to avoid expensive consequences.
  72. 5 Ways To Financially Prepare For A Natural Disaster

    Make sure you've got these tips covered before Mother Nature strikes.
  73. How To Avoid Overpaying In A Real Estate Bidding War

    Some real estate markets are experiencing bidding wars because of low interest rates and shrinking inventory. Find out how ...
  74. Plastic Surgery Worldwide: Which Countries Nip And Tuck The Most?

    South Korea and Greece are two nations that lead the world in per-capita plastic surgery procedures.
  75. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  76. Famous Cases Of Stupid Tweets That Got People Fired

    Social media is playing a larger role in our professional lives. With people tweeting almost everything that's on their minds, ...
  77. 10 Estate Planning Tips For Women

    Estate planning is important for women because they often live longer than men and tend to make less money on average.
  78. How To Start An Online Business

    Setting up an online business can be a great way to make money, if you plan properly. Here are some tips to help you get ...
  79. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  80. How You Can Become Rich By Using The Same Methods As The 1%

    The rich keep getting richer. Here are some ways you can improve your own personal finances by using some of the same strategies ...
  81. Best Credit Cards For Travel Deals

    A wide range of rewards credit cards are available for consumers to use toward airfare, hotel bills, rental cars and more. ...
  82. The Best Retail Store Credit Cards

    These credit cards are worth considering for the extra discounts, promotional financing, special sales and discounts on future ...
  83. The Modern Day Resume

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  84. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  85. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  86. How Seniors Can Fight Identity Theft

    Senior citizens are at a high risk of being victims of identity theft, and they are often easy targets for criminals.
  87. How To Read Loan And Credit Card Agreements

    The devil is always in the details! Find out what you're signing yourself up for.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  90. 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.
  91. Did You Buy A Lemon?

    Find out how to fix a sour deal on your car purchase.
  92. 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. ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

    Turning your hobby into some extra cash can be a great way to make your retirement more financially comfortable.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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 ...
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