Personal Finance Articles

  1. Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For

    If you were ever asked any of these questions during an interview you shouldn't have been, because they are illegal.
  2. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  3. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  4. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  5. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  6. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  7. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  8. A Double Undergrad Can Cost You Your MBA

    At college, many students prefer to do a double undergrad to broaden their education, but this can hinder you - financially and professionally - in the long run.
  9. Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  10. 10 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  11. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  12. Getting The Most From Your Health Insurance Policy

    Don't get stuck with high out-of-pocket costs. Read on to see how you can save your money.
  13. How College Lifestyles Affect Financial Success

    Students who save money and pay their bills on time will develop financially protective habits for their post-college years.
  14. Consumer Protection Laws You Need To Know

    Knowing these which consumer protection law can help you in particular situations can save you time, money and stress.
  15. Rethinking Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation doesn't have to be expensive in order to be fun.
  16. Tax Benefits For Taking Care Of Adults

    Here are some tax benefits you can get if you are taking care of an adult.
  17. How To Prosper During Spring And Summer

    There are many ways to make money in the months ahead, thanks to an increase in both job opportunities and benefits for start-ups.
  18. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  19. Insurance Features That You Shouldn't Get

    Here's a rundown of what types of life insurance might be worthwhile for you, and which types aren't.
  20. 2 Important Lessons For Small Business Owners

    With small businesses key to economic growth in the U.S., this article addresses the core differences between profit and turnover.
  21. Top WNBA Salaries: How Do They Stack Up?

    NBA players get paid in the millions but WNBA players are making far less. Find out how much these top female athletes are making.
  22. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  23. Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money

    With the mobile app industry set to continue its growth, we address apps that deliver money-making opportunities to users.
  24. Dining Out With The Family On A Budget

    Skipping appetizers and looking for coupons can save money on your final bill at the restaurant.
  25. The Gender Wage Gap

    Even though women's salaries are going up, there are a few places where that isn't the case.
  26. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  27. Filing Taxes As A Freelancer

    This is different than filing as a regular employee. Find out what you have to do and how much you have to pay.
  28. How Women Can Take Charge Of Their Retirement

    Ladies, you don't need a man to take care of your own retirement future. Read on to see how you can do it yourself. It's not too late to start today.
  29. 5 Excuses Not To File Taxes That The IRS Won't Buy

    When it comes to avoiding taxes, just know that the IRS doesn't accept reasons like not being a U.S. citizen and having a no-income return.
  30. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  31. Building A More Realistic Household Budget

    Sticking to a budget is easy when you have one that's more realistic, and when you have the whole family as support.
  32. When Owning Your Home Doesn't Pay

    You may think it's better to own than rent, but there are many overlooked costs that could change your mind.
  33. Building A Professional Work Wardrobe On A Tight Budget

    Shopping at outlet stores and signing up for mailing lists are just some of the ways you can dress well for work on a budget.
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  35. Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

    Without the option to have a legally recognized marriage, gay and lesbian couples face higher taxes.
  36. Is Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments A Good Idea?

    Do you think making two payments a month for your mortgage is a good idea? Think twice about that. We tell you why.
  37. Do Your Research Before Claiming These Deductions

    Be sure to read the fine print about any deduction or credit that you’re planning to claim.
  38. Condo Complications: The Issues Behind Ownership

    Being a "condo person" is just one of the issues you'll have to examine when deciding if a condo is right for you.
  39. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

    Read between the lines to decipher a company's true financial condition.
  40. An Introduction To Fiduciary Advisors

    Offering personalized solutions in a world of cookie-cutter advice may be your ticket to career perfection.
  41. In Praise Of Lotteries

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  42. Canada To Remove The Penny From Circulation

    Canada expects to see a significant cost savings by forcing people to round up or down to the nearest five cents.
  43. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  44. How To Keep Your Debit Card Transactions Safe

    Debit card use has become more popular than ever, but not every consumer knows what they need to do to make sure they keep their debit card safe.
  45. Get The Best Prices On Clothes

    There's no reason to pay full price for your wardrobe. Here are some tips for getting great deals when clothes shopping.
  46. The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

    Resisting the trend toward consumption will boost your bottom line and bolster the environment.
  47. Save On Visits To The Doctor

    There are situations where seeing a physician is more affordable than visiting a retail clinic.
  48. Should You Pay In Cash?

    Avoiding all forms of plastic payment can do wonders for your stress level and pocket book.
  49. The Downside Of Apple's Growth

    Apple's incredible growth in the past years might spell trouble for the company going forward.
  50. 5 Steps To Embracing A Working Retirement

    If you're thinking about generating a bit of pocket money during your retirement, here are a few tips.
  51. How To Handle Awkward Money Situations

    Money conversations with friends or family are always awkward and it's difficult to know what to do in these situations.
  52. The True Cost Of Growing A Garden

    We look at the cost of setting up a garden, and the additional expenses that come with it.
  53. To Splurge, Or Not To Splurge, That Is The Question

    There are some things that are worth the extra money and some that aren't. We'll give you a few examples on when and when not to fork over the extra cash.
  54. Why Pay The High Price For Apple?

    If don't already own an Apple product and you've wondered why people are willing to shell out the money for Apple products, read on.
  55. How To Get Gift Cards At A Discount

    Use these tips whether you're buying someone a gift or just want to score a discount at your favorite stores.
  56. Check Your Credit Report

    Make sure there are no errors holding you back from obtaining a loan.
  57. The Basics Of Bonds

    Bonds play an important part in your portfolio as you age; learning about them makes good financial sense.
  58. What It Costs To Die

    Here's a rundown of what your funeral might cost. Make sure you're prepared so your family won't have to worry.
  59. 5 Common Budgeting Mistakes When Buying A Home

    Remember to research thoroughly and look for a contingency plan before buying your first home.
  60. Understanding Property Deeds

    We help you figure out the terminology and types of deeds, and how to make it legal.
  61. Women Are Gaining Investing Confidence

    Women may go about investing in a different way than men, but they are not as risk averse as commonly believed.
  62. Paid Apps That Are Worth Your Money

    DrawSomething, Cinemagram and FlightTrack are just some of the paid apps out there that are both useful and affordable.
  63. Talking To Aging Parents About Money

    Addressing this difficult topic is crucial, but you must approach it with compassion.
  64. How Much A Facebook Fan Costs

    Here's a breakdown of cost per Facebook fan, as well as some methods for keeping your marketing plan under budget.
  65. Invest In Yourself With A College Education

    Spending a few thousand dollars on school could help you earn millions more.
  66. Avoid The Prepaid Tax Refund Debit Cards

    Here are reasons why you shouldn't get a prepaid card from TurboTax, Jackson Hewitt, TaxAct or H&R Block.
  67. 5 Facts Financial Advisors Wish You Knew

    These finance professionals have different titles and areas of expertise. Find out what you should know before you consult a financial advisor.
  68. How Inflation Policy Affects You

    The Fed estimates a long-term goal of 2% inflation for the near future. Learn how that'll impact you.
  69. How To Calculate AGI For Tax Purposes

    Determining your adjustable gross income is essential in the tax filing process. Here are some tips for doing so.
  70. Make Money From Your Old Electronics

    Finding the right site to sell your old electronics online is just one of many ways you can make money on your used gadgets.
  71. Spousal IRAs For The Non-Breadwinner

    Just because you don't bring home the bacon doesn't mean you can't save for retirement.
  72. 5 Biggest Challenges Facing Your Small Business

    Thinking about starting your own business? Read this article to get a leg up on what you could face.
  73. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  74. 3 Things To Consider When Buying Home Products

    There is still room for consumer caution when it comes to purchasing household goods.
  75. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  76. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  77. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: Preventing Panic At The Pump

    This Fox Business host gives us tips on how you can cut down on your gas costs.
  78. Ways To Make Insurance Exciting

    If you have no interest in insurance, these practices might make you care.
  79. The Tax Implications Of Bartering

    Here are some tax consequences for bartering that you need to know, as well as how to report them.
  80. Has The CARD Act Helped Or Harmed The Consumer?

    It's been two years since the CARD act was implemented. Here are the results.
  81. Are Dollar Stores Really A Bargain?

    It's hard to resist an item that's $1. We tell you when you should fight the urge.
  82. 8 Affordable Retirement Hobbies

    Puzzles, yoga and all-ages sports like golf and tennis are affordable ways to have fun and stay mentally and physically active.
  83. How To Challenge A Low Home Appraisal

    If you're unhappy with your home appraisal, here are some steps you can take.
  84. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  85. Do You Need A Home Inspection?

    This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands.
  86. The Best Type Of Life Insurance For You Right Now

    Different stages of life call for different amounts of life insurance coverage. Find out what you need, when and why.
  87. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  88. How To Budget Your Retirement Funds And Still Have Fun

    Here are some tips to budget your remaining money when you are retired.
  89. What To Buy Right Now

    Read on to find out why March is a good time to buy that snowboard you've been eyeing for a while.
  90. Things To Consider Before Retiring Abroad

    Before you retire to your dream destination, consider important factors such as banking, healthcare and purchasing power parity.
  91. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  92. Ask Yourself These Retirement Questions Before It's Too Late

    When planning for retirement, these questions will help you understand if you're prepared.
  93. Real Estate Traps To Avoid

    Here are some tips to help you make sure you don't fall victim to these real estate pitfalls.
  94. Breaking Down Taxes For Different Income Brackets

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

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  96. 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.
  97. Career Lessons From Christine Lagarde

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

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

    So, you're thinking about buying life insurance, but do you really need it?
  100. 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.
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