Personal Finance Articles

  1. The Powerful Business Of Blogging

    A blog can be a powerful marketing tool for both individuals and businesses. Here's how you can effectively use a blog.
  2. 5 Reasons Not To File For Bankruptcy In Your 20s

    Filing for bankruptcy in your 20s is a bad idea. You could miss out on job opportunities and even lose your home.
  3. 4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Career

    Before you write off hope at a job you've lost passion for, focus less on what the job lacks and more on changing your outlook. ...
  4. How To Use Facebook As A Marketing Tool

    Facebook can be a viable marketing platform for your business. It can even earn you revenue.
  5. How Americans Spend Their Money

    On the surface, Americans are spending most of their money on necessities such as transportation and shelter. But how much ...
  6. Delay In Retirement Savings Costs More In The Long Run

    The effects of compounding make it cheaper over the long term to save for retirement.
  7. 10 Best Smartphone Apps For Seniors

    Whether it's for health, news or personal finance, these apps can be useful for seniors. Best of all, they are free.
  8. 3 Great Business Battles

    Here are some U.S. companies that have historically competed with one another for market supremacy.
  9. Companies That Collaborated With Nazis

    Bayer, Siemens and IG Farben are just some of the companies that had business dealings with the Nazis.
  10. 6 Pricey iPhone Apps

    Do you think all apps are 99 cents? If you do, think again. These apps will cost you $1,000 each.
  11. Top TV Moments Of The Past 50 Years

    Here are some major events that resonated with television audiences.
  12. Retirement Plan Solutions For 70+ Workers

    If you're working and taking RMDs, your taxable income may start to bulge. Find out how to keep it under control.
  13. How Insurers Decide Your Auto Insurance Rate

    Shopping around for auto insurance rates is the first step to finding competitive auto insurance rates.
  14. Home Improvements That Require Permits

    Many home remodeling projects require permits, which the homeowner is responsible for. Here is a list of projects that may ...
  15. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'. ...
  16. 6 Things That Spike Your Auto Insurance

    Several factors can cause your auto insurance to rise. Knowing what these are can help you find the best deal.
  17. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  18. 5 Ways To Fund A College Education

    You can go to college without going broke, but it may take an unconventional approach.
  19. Most Expensive Franchise Fees

    Here are a few of the most expensive franchises available for purchase in the United States.
  20. Which Income Class Are You?

    This article identifies the various income classes in America. Find out which class you fall under.
  21. What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  22. 5 Safety Net Services Available To Americans

    Here's a look at the different services available, the numbers of people they serve and how much money is used to support ...
  23. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  24. The Benefits Of Having A Floating Island For Startups

    The Blueseed project is an ambitious idea, but it will definitely have its perks once it's up and floating.
  25. 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 ...
  26. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  27. Evaluating Your Personal Financial Statement

    Determine your net worth by making your own cash flow statement and balance sheet.
  28. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  29. Can You Handle A Home-Based Business?

    Find out if you have the traits to be a top entrepreneur.
  30. RFID Credit Cards: Is Your Identity Safe?

    Smart cards may offer new ways for thieves to steal your identity.
  31. How To File A Canadian Tax Return

    The process for filing a Canadian tax return is easy and streamlined. Here is the information you need to know before filing. ...
  32. Is Premium Fuel Worth The Cost?

    Find out if paying extra for higher-octane gasoline is worth the extra price at the pump.
  33. 5 Best Countries For Starting And Owning A Small Business

    Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark are just some of the most business-friendly countries in the world.
  34. Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which settlement option is right for you before you recieve your funds.
  35. Most Bizarre College Courses

    Lego, theatrical fencing and Lady Gaga are just a few of the courses available to students at select colleges.
  36. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  37. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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.
  40. 6 Ways To Avoid Paying For Hotel Wi-Fi

    Use these tips to get free Internet access when you're on vacation.
  41. Companies That Offer Unique Employee Discounts

    These companies offer employees great discounts and unique incentives you don't find with your average employer.
  42. 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?
  43. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

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

    If you must leave your job, go out fighting for the best benefits you can get.
  45. 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.
  46. 5 Best-Selling Prescription Meds Of All Time

    Despite the patent cliff, big pharmaceuticals have managed to make billions off these blockbuster drugs.
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. How To Monetize Your Website

    New technologies and services have made it easier to make money from your website than ever before.
  50. 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.
  51. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  52. 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.
  53. Wisest Business Decisions Made By Actors

    These stars know how to make money, both on and off the screen.
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Top Financial Careers In 2012

    Learn about the growth of the financial services sector and which industry niches are thriving in 2012.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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. ...
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  63. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

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

    These three female entrepreneurs overcame difficult pasts to start and nurture their own businesses.
  65. 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.
  66. 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?
  67. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  68. 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. ...
  69. 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.
  70. 10 Books Worth Investing In

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

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

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  76. 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.
  77. 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. ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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. ...
  89. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  90. 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.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
  93. 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 ...
  94. The Fallout Of The Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

    The patent battle between Samsung and Apple has wide-reaching implications for both companies.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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? ...
  98. The Future Of The Television Industry

    More and more consumers are choosing to avoid cable providers and find alternative TV viewing options.
  99. How To Pick The Right Lawyer

    Find out what factors to consider before hiring an attorney.
  100. 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? ...
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