Personal Finance Articles

  1. An Introduction To Life Settlements

    A life settlement is the trading of a life insurance policy under specific circumstances. Learn what it's all about.
  2. Your Kid's College Loan: Who Should Foot The Bill?

    Discover the federal student loan options for both parents and students.
  3. 3 Top-Performing Nonprofits

    With the third sector set to evolve significantly in 2012, this article looks at the top-performing nonprofits and their methods of encouraging donations.
  4. When Selling Your Startup Makes Sense

    It's best to grow your startup into a mature company prior to selling it.
  5. Advance Your Career With A Finance Job Overseas

    Many finance jobs have moved overseas, creating exciting opportunities. Find out how to get in on the trend.
  6. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  7. New Construction's Hidden Costs Can Burn Buyers

    Before you buy that brand-new home, read this first. There are some things you should know about.
  8. Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes

    These common errors could end in foreclosure.
  9. The Titanic Proves Its Worth

    In commemeration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Premier Exhibitions will be auctioning off some artifacts at a pretty price.
  10. The Best Time For Young People To Get A Credit Card

    When should you get your first credit card - in high school, college, after graduation or never?
  11. 8 Careers That Pay Less Than You Think

    If you ever thought EMTs or reporters make a lot of money, you'd be wrong.
  12. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  13. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  14. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  15. What Are Gift Taxes?

    If you're not sure what gift taxes are, read on and we'll explain.
  16. How To Shop At Wholesale Retailers

    Have a plan and think twice before you venture through the sliding glass doors.
  17. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  18. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  19. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  20. Student Loans Now Exceed $1 Trillion

    Certain life milestones are put on hold for graduates.
  21. How To Pay Taxes If You're Overseas

    Here is a step by step guide to paying taxes if you are a U.S. citizen living overseas.
  22. 4 Female Celebrities Who Excel In Business

    Not all celebrities are successful in their business ventures, but some have done very well.
  23. How To Decide What Your Kids Deserve For Allowance

    When choosing your allowance method, here are some considerations to factor in.
  24. Advisors: How To Help Young Clients Plan For The Future

    Making high-risk investments isn't always the best course. Learn what other factors advisors should consider.
  25. 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.
  26. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  27. The Financial Considerations Of Building Vs. Buying

    Here's a rundown of how building your own home compares to buying one already built.
  28. What Is Servant Leadership?

    Robert Greenleaf developed the concept of servant leadership, and many believe it is the key to avoiding greed-based company activity.
  29. 5 Biggest Celebrity Product Failures

    From the Kardashians to Hulk Hogan to Britney Spears and more, find out how these celebrities' businesses failed and why.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

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

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  34. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

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

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Rethinking Summer Vacation

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

    Here are some tax benefits you can get if you are taking care of an adult.
  47. 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.
  48. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  52. 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.
  53. Dining Out With The Family On A Budget

    Skipping appetizers and looking for coupons can save money on your final bill at the restaurant.
  54. 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.
  55. The Gender Wage Gap

    Even though women's salaries are going up, there are a few places where that isn't the case.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. Tax Software Comparison

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  63. Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes

    Without the option to have a legally recognized marriage, gay and lesbian couples face higher taxes.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. How To Decode A Company's Earnings Reports

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

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

    Lotteries are horrible investment alternatives, but they ought to be better respected as entertainment options.
  70. 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.
  71. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. The Disposable Society: An Expensive Place To Live

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

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

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

    Apple's incredible growth in the past years might spell trouble for the company going forward.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. Check Your Credit Report

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

    Bonds play an important part in your portfolio as you age; learning about them makes good financial sense.
  86. 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.
  87. 5 Common Budgeting Mistakes When Buying A Home

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

    We help you figure out the terminology and types of deeds, and how to make it legal.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. Talking To Aging Parents About Money

    Addressing this difficult topic is crucial, but you must approach it with compassion.
  92. 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.
  93. Invest In Yourself With A College Education

    Spending a few thousand dollars on school could help you earn millions more.
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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.
  99. Spousal IRAs For The Non-Breadwinner

    Just because you don't bring home the bacon doesn't mean you can't save for retirement.
  100. 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.
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