Personal Finance Articles

  1. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  2. Most Bizarre College Courses

    Lego, theatrical fencing and Lady Gaga are just a few of the courses available to students at select colleges.
  3. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  4. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing ...
  5. Evaluating Your Personal Financial Statement

    Determine your net worth by making your own cash flow statement and balance sheet.
  6. Can You Handle A Home-Based Business?

    Find out if you have the traits to be a top entrepreneur.
  7. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  8. Companies That Offer Unique Employee Discounts

    These companies offer employees great discounts and unique incentives you don't find with your average employer.
  9. Are The iPhone 5's Features Unique?

    The iPhone 5 has some cool new features, but how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
  10. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  11. 4 Essential Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview

    Ask these questions if you want to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate. ...
  12. Questions To Avoid At The End Of A Job Interview

    Career experts say you should avoid asking these questions when you’re trying to get hired.
  13. 6 Ways To Avoid Paying For Hotel Wi-Fi

    Use these tips to get free Internet access when you're on vacation.
  14. 5 Best-Selling Prescription Meds Of All Time

    Despite the patent cliff, big pharmaceuticals have managed to make billions off these blockbuster drugs.
  15. 4 Unique Employee Benefits You've Never Heard Of

    Employers find that benefits improve motivation and engagement. Here are four companies with unusual employee benefits.
  16. The Financial Fallout Of Lance Armstrong's Doping Allegations

    Lance Armstrong has stopped fighting allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs. Find out what this could mean for his ...
  17. How To Monetize Your Website

    New technologies and services have made it easier to make money from your website than ever before.
  18. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

    Ensuring long-term financial security takes planning and foresight.
  19. The Layoff Payoff: A Severance Package

    If you must leave your job, go out fighting for the best benefits you can get.
  20. Celebs Who Give Free Advertising Through Word Of Mouth

    Social networking has allowed personal celebrity product endorsements to reach a broader audience than ever before.
  21. 5 Financial Mistakes New Graduates Must Avoid

    College doesn't prepare grads for handling their personal finances. Find out what you need to know here.
  22. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  23. 8 Of The Richest Gangsters Of All Time

    Here's a look at some famous criminals who were successful at turning illegal activities into lucrative businesses.
  24. Wisest Business Decisions Made By Actors

    These stars know how to make money, both on and off the screen.
  25. The Apples And Exxons Of Years Past

    Discover some of the corporate giants of the past and how their share prices have fared in following years.
  26. 5 Of The Biggest Celebrity Tax Evaders

    Here are five celebrities who found themselves on the wrong end of a tax audit. Some of these celebrities faced fines, while ...
  27. Top Financial Careers In 2012

    Learn about the growth of the financial services sector and which industry niches are thriving in 2012.
  28. Google Searches For Ways To Retain And Promote Female Employees

    The highly-publicized exit of Marissa Mayer has led some to question if there is a gender bias at Google. However, the company ...
  29. Safe Ways To Couch Surf

    Many websites connect travelers with people willing to allow them to stay in their homes. How can you remain safe while couch ...
  30. How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    While stringent, the new fuel efficiency standards will mean more for the average American than just less trips to the pump. ...
  31. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  32. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

    These commonly overlooked tax breaks and deductions can add up to big savings for entrepreneurs.
  33. Female Entrepreneurs Who Overcame Hardship

    These three female entrepreneurs overcame difficult pasts to start and nurture their own businesses.
  34. Buying Followers On Social Media Sites

    "Follower sellers" create numerous fake accounts and program them to like or follow a certain page for a price.
  35. 4 Risks Of Investing In Startups And IPOs

    Limit your investment in any startup, IPO or other high-risk vehicle to what you can afford to lose.
  36. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  37. The High Cost Of Clutter

    Most of us are plagued by some form of clutter, but how much money does it cost us at home or in the workplace?
  38. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  39. 4 Unusual Sources Of Clients

    There are many opportunities to find new clients in your community and not all of them will add to your marketing budget. ...
  40. Things You Didn't Know About Background Checks

    Employers may look into more than you might think before deciding whether or not to hire you.
  41. 10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  42. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  43. Save On Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  44. Are College Honor Societies Really Worth It?

    College honor societies may offer substantial benefits to members and alumni, but they are not the only way for you to achieve ...
  45. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  46. What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

    Home appraisals are an unbiased way to determine a home's value. Here is what you need to know about obtaining one.
  47. Is Minimum Wage Fair?

    Lower-wage jobs have increased because of the recession, but the minimum wage is lower than in 1967 when adjusting for inflation. ...
  48. How Lying On Your Resume Will Get You In Trouble

    Lying on your resume is not only unethical, but it will damage your reputation and may result in legal action.
  49. The Cost Of Starting A Food Truck

    The growing popularity of food trucks means that the costs of starting one up will only continue to rise.
  50. How Intelligence Relates To Wealth

    Being smart doesn't necessarily mean you'll be wealthy, but there are many ways intelligence can influence how much money ...
  51. How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement

    It's much easier to save for retirement when you choose not to have children.
  52. Alternatives To Nursing Homes

    There are many other options for elderly care other than nursing homes. Here are some of the options available and the costs ...
  53. Tips For Transferring A House Title

    Transferring a house title can be complicated at times. Here are some guidelines to help you get through the process.
  54. Cross-Border Shopping: Bane Or Boon?

    Lower prices, better selection, lower sales tax rates and a strong Canadian dollar draw over 1.9 million Canadians over the ...
  55. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  56. Why You May Want To Think Twice About Renting Out Your Home

    Short-term renting is not for everyone. Significant risks to opening up your home to strangers may outweigh the inflow of ...
  57. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  58. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were. ...
  59. How To Save Money On Homeschooling

    The popularity of homeschooling continues to soar, but so do the costs involved. Here's a look at ways parents can minimize ...
  60. 5 College Scholarships You Could Qualify For

    Here are some scholarships that may be attainable for those of us who aren't star athletes or honors students.
  61. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
  62. Best Part-Time Jobs For College Students

    Here are some part-time jobs that you can fit around your classes. However, the best idea is to find something related to ...
  63. 7 Ways To Build A Professional Network In School

    Having a network of people in the same profession as you can improve your career prospects. Here's how to build a professional ...
  64. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  65. The Fallout Of The Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

    The patent battle between Samsung and Apple has wide-reaching implications for both companies.
  66. What Young People Are Spending Their Money On

    With consumer spending falling and hindering the chances of an economic recovery in the U.S., we look at Millennials and ...
  67. Dropping Out Of School To Start A Business

    Peter Thiel's fellowship program makes skipping school very tempting. Should you quit school to pursue a business startup? ...
  68. How To Pick The Right Lawyer

    Find out what factors to consider before hiring an attorney.
  69. The Future Of The Television Industry

    More and more consumers are choosing to avoid cable providers and find alternative TV viewing options.
  70. Why Curiosity Cost $2.5 Billion

    NASA's Rover, named curiosity, recently landed on Mars and cost Americans $2.5 billion. Was it worth the cost to taxpayers? ...
  71. The Best And Worst Olympic Financial Planning

    While the Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sport, they also hold the potential to wreak the highest level of financial havoc. ...
  72. 5 Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich While Still In School

    Many of America's most successful entrepreneurs found fame well before graduating.
  73. A 5-Point Plan To Financial Success

    Financial planning is one of the keys to a successful future. Here is how you can get your finances in order.
  74. 5 Misconceptions About A Fiduciary

    Having knowledge of what a fiduciary is will not only impress your friends at a party, but it will also help you understand ...
  75. The Cost Of Making An iPhone

    Apple is enjoying record profits, partly because the company pays its factory workers low wages.
  76. Social Media Advertising Done Wrong

    Here are some of the more notable social media disasters involving large companies.
  77. Alternatives To Layoffs

    Companies lay off employees during times of economic hardship, but there are other, less severe, ways to cut back on the ...
  78. How The Auction Market Works

    Here's a look into the online auction market and how to get yourself the best value possible on sites like eBay and Quibids. ...
  79. Who You Know Might Matter More

    The saying: "It's not what you know, but who you know," might just be true. Here's a look at why connections are so important ...
  80. Young Investors: What Are You Waiting For?

    By investing at a younger age, you can harness the power of compounding - not penny-pinching - for profit.
  81. Top 5 Incentives For Student Startups

    If you can learn to juggle course work and cash flow, you'll be ready for anything.
  82. An Introduction To Roth IRAs

    Be sure to consider the tax benefits and the eligibility requirements of the Roth IRA.
  83. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  84. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  85. Which Credit Reporting Sites Can You Trust?

    It can be difficult to determine the best place to find out your credit score. Here are some tips to help you along the way. ...
  86. 6 Months To A Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  87. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad. ...
  88. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  89. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

    Is courting LGBT customers as risky for businesses as people think? Read on to find out.
  90. 5 Companies Built On Secrets

    Here are five companies that tout their clandestine knowledge as part of their successes.
  91. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  92. The Rise Of Recycle Theft

    The depressed economy and rising prices are causing recycle thieves to steal more scrap metal, grease and cardboard.
  93. What Women Want From A Financial Advisor

    Women's wealth is increasing and so is their need for a solid financial plan. Savvy advisors should be taking advantage. ...
  94. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  95. How Paul Ryan's Proposed Plans Will Affect Americans

    Romney's running mate wants to reduce government spending and entitlement programs. What does this mean for the average American? ...
  96. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  97. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  98. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people ...
  99. Debit Card Fraud: Is Your Money At Risk?

    As criminals are becoming more savvy, your money is becoming more vulnerable.
  100. Why Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

    It's often much more financially viable for film studios to make bad movies and unnecessary remakes than it is to make critically-acclaimed ...
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