Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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%.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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. ...
  5. Deducting Your Donations

    Generosity may be its own reward, but some charitable giving also provides personal tax benefits.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Take Control Of Your Credit Cards

    The plastic in your wallet doesn't have to hurt your finances. Learn how to manage it responsibly.
  10. 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 ...
  11. Moving Back Home: A Win-Win Situation

    When a young adult moves back home it can be beneficial for their finances and their parents'.
  12. The Role Of Opportunity Cost In Financial Decision Making

    Opportunity cost is an essential, often overlooked aspect of financial decision making.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Tips For Going To College As A Mature Student

    Learn the special considerations mature adults need to make when pursuing a post-secondary education.
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Developing Revenue: How To Succeed In A Recession

    With small businesses throughout the world struggling in this economic climate, developing new and diversifying existing ...
  24. 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.
  25. Tactical Tips For Bond Investors

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

    Investing in these bonds may offer a tax-free income stream but they are not without risks.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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.
  29. Re-Amortizing Or Refinancing Your Home

    Re-amortization is a lesser known alternative to refinancing when it comes to dealing with your mortgage.
  30. 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.
  31. Should You Join A Sorority Or Fraternity?

    Consider the many expenses and possible advantages associated with Greek life before joining a sorority or fraternity.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. Baffling Ways The Government Spends Tax Dollars

    You won't believe how the federal government spends your hard-earned money.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. Unconventional Career Tips For Recent Grads

    In an uncertain job market, recent graduates may have to think "outside the box" in their job searches.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Determine what you need to do now to make a drastic lifestyle change later.
  43. How To Avoid Risk In Your Practice

    Understanding the risks and the potential for losses in your practice keeps you one step ahead.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. Best Franchise Opportunities For 2012

    These franchises have proven successful for many franchisees, and some of them are really affordable.
  49. 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.
  50. 9 Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals

    If you need to take early distributions, find out which exemptions allow you to avoid expensive consequences.
  51. Going To College Without Going Broke

    Learn some simple, yet effective tips for saving money in your college years.
  52. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  53. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here ...
  54. 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. ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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, ...
  57. 5 Ways To Financially Prepare For A Natural Disaster

    Make sure you've got these tips covered before Mother Nature strikes.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. The Modern Day Resume

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  65. 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. ...
  66. The Best Retail Store Credit Cards

    These credit cards are worth considering for the extra discounts, promotional financing, special sales and discounts on future ...
  67. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  68. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  69. 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.
  70. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  71. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  72. 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.
  73. How To Read Loan And Credit Card Agreements

    The devil is always in the details! Find out what you're signing yourself up for.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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 ...
  77. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  78. Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

    Turning your hobby into some extra cash can be a great way to make your retirement more financially comfortable.
  79. 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.
  80. Did You Buy A Lemon?

    Find out how to fix a sour deal on your car purchase.
  81. 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. ...
  82. Why Eating Healthy Won't Break The Bank

    With a little foresight, every consumer can find ways to eat healthier without spending much money.
  83. Money Management For College Students

    If you are a college student and want to better manage your budget, here are some useful tips.
  84. 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.
  85. The Pros Of An Endowment Life Insurance Policy

    Endowment life insurance is a way to save for your child's college education. Here's a look at the positives of a policy ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave. ...
  88. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  89. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  90. Income Relating: A New Concept In Medicare

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  91. Best Cars For College Students

    These cars are fuel-efficient and affordable, making them perfect choices for college students.
  92. Cheap Ways To Work Out And Stay In Shape

    Just because your household budget is feeling squeezed, doesn’t mean you should put fitness on the back burner. There are ...
  93. Why People Are Having Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments

    Many Americans are having a tough time paying their mortgages. Here are some reasons why some homeowners fared better than ...
  94. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  95. Ways To Save Money On Childcare

    Here's how to get the most out of your money when it comes to taking care of your child.
  96. Financial Implications Of Keeping Your Maiden Name

    Equality, career options and finances can all play a role in a woman's choice to keep her maiden name, or hyphenate it, once ...
  97. 5 Grocery Items Affected By The Rising Price Of Corn

    These items have a direct relation to the production of corn, and may have rising prices this summer.
  98. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  99. Financial Impacts Of Workplace Bullying

    Bullying not only affects the people involved, it also leads to financial losses for companies.
  100. 4 Common Questions About Hiring Staff

    The more you plan upfront, the more likely it is that your first outing with hiring will be successful.
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