Personal Finance Articles

  1. World's Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    Ready for the high-risk, high-return hedge fund investments? Here is a list of the top hedge fund investment firms.
  2. Credit Risk Analyst: Boring Title, Great Job

    Credit analysts make critical decisions about loans, are required to have a certain level of education, and receive commensurate ...
  3. When Is An MBA Worth It?

    Earning an MBA can enhance one's career path, or help land a high-paying job. Alternative options are the CFA or a Master's ...
  4. Which Is Right For You: MBA or Master's In Finance?

    While an MBA offers more flexibility in terms of curriculum and ability to take classes part time, a Master's of Finance ...
  5. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  6. Monthly Pension Or Lump-Sum: Which Is Better?

    When a client is faced with the choice of a monthly pension or a lump-sum payment, which one is better? Here's a quick guide ...
  7. What The Golden Globe Winners Earn And Are Worth

    When it comes to awards shows, the winners not always are the biggest earners. We take a look at how much the Golden Globe ...
  8. Financial Planning Tips And Resources For Veterans

    Veterans or all kinds have special needs when it comes to financial planning. Here are some tips as well as a comprehensive ...
  9. Is Miami The Right Retirement City For You?

    Miami has all the attractions of big-city life – plus the beaches – but how good a retirement destination is it really? Here ...
  10. Where Your Clients Should Retire (For Tax Reasons)

    Are your clients asking where they should retire? That's a tough call, but here we cover the tax angle.
  11. How Motif Investments Works: Risks & Rewards

    Startup Motif Investing is changing the way investors create portfolios, combining real-word trends and customization for ...
  12. Should Your Retiring Clients Pay Off A Mortgage?

    Should your retiring clients pay off their mortgages? It's more complicated than 'yes' or 'no,' so here's a quick guide.
  13. Why Retirement Advice Is Better But Still Lacking

    With a multitude of resources available to savers and their advisers, you'd think that retirement planning would be a breeze. ...
  14. Pros and Cons Of The My Best Buy Credit Card

    If Best Buy is your home away from home, a Best Buy credit card may pay off for you. Otherwise, a cash back card may be the ...
  15. Gold vs. Platinum Amex Card: Which Is for You?

    A close look at the benefits – and fees – of these two levels of shining "metal" cards from American Express.
  16. PayPal Vs. Credit Card: Which Is Safer?

    Does using PayPal help protect you against identity theft – or does it just add yet another place where cyber thieves can ...
  17. The 10 Best Cities in Florida For Retirees

    The Sunshine State offers plenty of options for retirement-aged adults seeking warm weather and a favorable cost of living.
  18. Where To Get A Mortgage If You Have Bad Credit

    Here's where to go if you have a low credit score and still want a mortgage.
  19. Retirement: How Much Should Clients Be Saving?

    5%? 10%? 15%? Which retirement savings rate is the right one? More is better, but too much isn't ideal. Here's a quick guide ...
  20. Best Types of Remodels For A Smart Sale Strategy

    Consider these improvements to your home if you want to increase its resale price.
  21. Evaluate Your Investment Portfolio For 2015

    The beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate your investment portfolio and think about how to position it going forward. ...
  22. How To Get Clients To Save More For Retirement

    Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. Here are some tips for financial advisors who must convince them to change ...
  23. Part-Time Vs. Executive MBA: Which One To Pick?

    In general, there are two routes a prospective student can take when pursuing an MBA: a full-time or a part-time program. ...
  24. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  25. Credit Cards That Get You Into Airport Lounges

    These four credit cards will gain you coveted access to all that free food and peace, while your fellow travelers mill around ...
  26. 5 Ways To Get The Best Mortgage Rates

    A mortgage is the biggest loan most people have. Be sure you get the best possible terms – you'll be paying it off for years.
  27. Is a NYU Degree Worth the Steep Tuition Bill?

    The cost of attending NYU is above average, even for private universities. But research shows it can still be a good value. ...
  28. Why Credit Karma Is Free & How It Makes Money

    Credit scores originally were built for lenders, but now Credit Karma makes the system work for consumers, too – and makes ...
  29. Columbia's Financial Aid Trumps Steep Tuition

    Despite its high tuition costs, Columbia University is surprisingly affordable for low- and middle-income students, thanks ...
  30. How Do Recalls Affect A Company?

    A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, ...
  31. At Harvard, Expect High Tuition But Generous Aid

    Harvard University might have one of the country’s highest tuition rates, but many students pay far less thanks to a strong ...
  32. How Shazam Makes Money

    Prior to universal access to digital technology, identifying music in restaurants, bars, or stores was difficult to nearly ...
  33. Immediate Annuities: What To Watch Out For

    Immediate annuities can provide substantially higher monthly payouts than other fixed-income instruments, but also have some ...
  34. The 5 Smartest Ways To Use Your Airline Miles

    How to travel and save money by using airline miles.
  35. Visit Latin America's Safest, Cheapest Countries

    Tourism is surging in Latin America. Its safest countries rank higher on the Global Peace Index than the United States and ...
  36. Bring Money! Most Expensive Countries For Tourists

    If you've longed to see the Alps, Norway's fiords, Tivoli Gardens or the Great Barrier Reef, how to manage visiting the world's ...
  37. Best U.S. Visas For Entrepreneurs & Investors

    The best ways for foreign entrepreneurs and investors to get a scarce U.S. visa.
  38. Picking A Lender: Quicken Loans Or A Local Bank?

    Online mortgage lender Quicken Loans has become known for its convenience and customer service. But brick-and-mortar banks ...
  39. Quicken Loans Vs. Other Mortgage Sources

    By allowing customers to initiate and manage the mortgage process online, Quicken Loans may appeal to borrowers who value ...
  40. 7 Top Ways To Earn Airline Miles

    Even if you rarely fly, you can pile up points that are good for travel or other rewards.
  41. Top Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

    Don't get stuck paying extra fees on purchases you make with with foreign currency when you travel outside the U.S.
  42. Venmo: Its Business Model and Competition

    Venmo, with its tagline “Share Payments,” is currently leading the race in the skyrocketing market for peer-to-peer payments.
  43. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    This is a list of the world's ten insurance companies with the largest revenues.
  44. Key Differences Between Uber and Lyft

    A short article explaining the main differences between Uber and Lyft.
  45. The World's Top 10 Law Firms

    Here is a list of world's top ten law firms in terms of revenue.
  46. Uber and Lyft Expansions: What They're Doing To Win The Taxi Wars

    Uber and Lyft are each growing at a tremendous pace. Here are the most recent expansion efforts by both services and the ...
  47. World's top 10 Software Companies

    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  48. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  49. Top Credit Cards For Airline Miles

    Which airline miles cards give you the best deals?
  50. Coming Soon: Private Equity In 401(k) Plans

    The day will soon come when private equity is commonly found among 401(k) plan investment options. Here's who's leading the ...
  51. How Financial Advisors Can Help Gun-Shy Investors

    How can financial advisors help investors who are still gun-shy from the losses their equity holdings suffered during the ...
  52. Should Clients Tap Into Savings To Pay Off Debt?

    It's tempting for savers to tap into their retirement savings to pay off debts; a study shows why that could be a disaster.
  53. Ready For 2015? Eye 2014's Top-Performing ETFs

    These active ETFs performed the best in 2014. How? By shorting oil/Russia, and betting big on semiconductors, U.S. Treasuries, ...
  54. Wealthfront and Betterment Are Changing Investing

    The financial services industry is evolving, with startups Wealthfront and Betterment emerging as popular frontrunners in ...
  55. How WePay Works

    Payment processor WePay has emerged as a significant player in the online payments industry as people increasingly embrace ...
  56. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  57. Airbnb Or Hotel: Which Is Better For New York City Visitors?

    Airbnb can make a trip to an expensive city like New York more affordable. Here are the pros and cons of Airbnb vs. hotels.
  58. How Much Does Your Undergrad GPA Matter When Applying To An MBA Program?

    When applying to a business school, an important metric is an applicant's undergraduate GPA. But other features of an MBA ...
  59. Study Abroad In Italy: How Much Will It Cost?

    Study abroad in Italy is a popular choice for U.S. students, and it doesn't have to break the bank. Plus, the career payoffs ...
  60. Find The Best Cash Back Credit Cards

    Cash back credit cards let you spend your rewards on whatever you choose – rather than limiting you to travel benefits or ...
  61. How Many Credit Cards Do You Carry in Your Wallet?

    With the abundance of credit card offers in mailboxes, advertised on TV and offered at retail stores, it's no wonder Americans ...
  62. What Are Your Financial Resolutions For 2015?

    The end of a year evokes the inclination to look back, reflect, and resolve to make positive changes, like getting the finances ...
  63. Winter Home Maintenance Projects You Need To Know

    Take the opportunity this winter to carry out these maintenance projects that will save you money, ensure your comfort, and ...
  64. Tips For Advisors Who Want To Grow Their Practice

    Financial advisors are focused on growing client wealth — so much so that they sometimes give short shrift to growing their ...
  65. Who (Besides Retirees) Can Get Medicare?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  66. Alert! Last Chance To Max Out Your Retirement Plan

    The end of the year marks the last chance for savers to maximize contributions to their 401(k), 403(b) and other retirement ...
  67. Types of Business Guidance Funded by Government

    To access the right type of advice and support for your business from a variety of government-funded services, know what's ...
  68. What Are Your New Year’s Financial Habits?

    By focusing on habits, you will adopt simple, sustainable behaviors that will put you on the path to achieving bigger and ...
  69. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  70. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  71. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. ...
  72. What's The Better Reward: Cash Back Or Miles?

    Look at your lifestyle, whether you pay off your card each month and what the fees are before you decide which type is best ...
  73. Can You Get Rich Creating Apps?

    The good news for both kinds of apps is that people use them a whole lot. The bad news is that the majority of mobile device ...
  74. Are Hulu And Netflix A Credible Threat To Cable?

    The ease and accessibility of online-video and streaming services is posing a threat to the cable industry's standard model ...
  75. 6 Signs You're Not Spending Enough

    If the sleeves of all your shirts are frayed and even your thrifty friends think you're a tightwad, consider reading this ...
  76. The Very Best Credit Cards For Your Teen

    In today's credit-oriented world, kids should learn to use credit before they go to college. Here are some good cards to ...
  77. Visiting the U.S.? These Six Cities Cost The Most

    Foreign visitors often find prices high in big U.S. cities. That shouldn't keep you from planning a trip – just keep these ...
  78. Study Abroad In Spain: How Much Will It Cost?

    Study abroad can have big career payoffs. Here's what to expect to pay for that investment – from tuition and travel, to ...
  79. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  80. Should You Borrow From Your Life Insurance?

    A loan against the cash value of your life insurance isn't the best way to raise money – but sometimes it's the best choice ...
  81. Life Insurance: How Long Does It Take To Get Paid?

    How to file for a life insurance payout – and how long it takes to receive it. Plus, new ways to plan for payments that provide ...
  82. Is An Online Financial Advisor Right For You?

    Is an online adviser right for you? As with most questions in financial planning, the answer is 'it depends.' Here are a ...
  83. The Best (And Worst) Countries To Be An Entrepreneur

    Where you start a business can influence its success. This new World Bank study will help you find the most – and least – ...
  84. Taking Smaller And More Manageable Resolutions

    Something you can do for your savings and investing resolutions this year is to rely on tools already available at your workplace ...
  85. Social Security: To Delay Or Not To Delay?

    Should you delay taking your Social Security benefits? As with most things in the financial planning world the answer is: ...
  86. Is An American College Education Still Worth It?

    The total cost of a university education continues to outpace inflation. For some degrees, that expense isn't likely to pay ...
  87. Do You Have An Investing Strategy?

    Get Rich Slowly found about the insights on investing from about 2,000 selected individuals by an online survey. Do they ...
  88. How Do Americans Keep Minimizing Their Net Worth?

    It can be great to live in the moment, but the actions and decisions you make now can greatly impact your sense of financial ...
  89. Why You Should Start Investing Early?

    You need to be patient, diligent and perseverant to be successful at investing, but more importantly, you need to start early. ...
  90. Strange Bedfellows Or Archrivals? Southwest vs Jet Blue

    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  91. Looking to Open a Franchise? These Topped The List In 2014

    These franchise businesses stood out in 2014.
  92. How The Internet Web Ad Industry Works

    Over the past 10 years, advertising strategies have evolved as a result of technological development as the internet has ...
  93. The Top Places For Retiring in Italy

    You don't need to be a Gucci to afford to retire in Italy, but saving money means finding a less-traveled spot. Start by ...
  94. Find The Best Personal Finance Software

    Should you pay for personal finance software or get it free? The best program for you depends on your needs and how private ...
  95. Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  96. Tinder to Start Swiping for Cash?

    For two years, Tinder has been able to stay afloat without relying on any kind of revenue stream. Now, the free match-making ...
  97. CapitalOne Quicksilver Vs. Citi Double Cash

    One offers higher rewards; the other has good rewards and is better if you travel and more generous on cash advances. Choose ...
  98. 6 Characteristics Of Successful Apps

    Not every new company or product makes it, but many successful startups share the following characteristics.
  99. Tips For Managing A Cash Windfall

    Many of us fantasize about winning a big lottery jackpot. Let’s say that actually happened? What would you do with the money? ...
  100. Mint.com: Top Free Tools To Track Your Money

    This website offers free tools and helpful videos for those needing to keep good track of their finances
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