Personal Finance Articles

  1. Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This

    Non-compete contracts aren't just for high-level execs these days. How to protect yourself if your employer – or prospective ...
  2. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  3. 7 Creative Ways to Save for an Early Retirement

    Take note of these out of the box steps you can take towards securing yourself an earlier, more comfortable retirement.
  4. Stryker Corporation: A Strong Capital Position

    A discussion on business operations, financials, valuation and growth trends for Stryker Corporation.
  5. Cash Value vs Term Life Insurance: Which is Best?

    The debate between cash value life insurance and term insurance plus an investment plan is an ongoing one. Here's a look ...
  6. 5 Places Where Your Travel Dollar Goes Furthest

    The dollar is pretty strong right now, but where is it strongest? Canada? South Africa? Europe? Here are five places to travel ...
  7. The Top 3 Oakmark Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about what makes Oakmark Funds desirable for retirement investing. Read about the top three Oakmark funds to research ...
  8. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  9. 5 Reasons Alibaba's Earnings Disappointed in 2015 (BABA)

    Look at the reasons why Alibaba's earnings disappointed in 2015, including weak economic growth, the soft renminbi and allegations ...
  10. Ipsy Review: Is It Worth It?

    Discover the history of ipsy, how much packages cost, options available for membership, major competition and what the future ...
  11. SRI Funds and Your 401(k): What You Need to Know

    Socially responsible, green and impact investing options are now DoL-approved for 401(k) plans. Here's what investors should ...
  12. How Medicaid Works After Retirement

    Reasons why, after you retire, you need to know how Medicaid works – and especially how it relates to Medicare.
  13. Warren Buffett's Investment Lessons for Retirees

    For those in retirement, Warren Buffett's clear, timeless advice on investing is worth a look.
  14. Are You Really an Entrepeneur? A Reality Check

    If you are going to be an entrepreneur, and you’re doing it on a shoestring, you’ll need more than a good idea. Here are ...
  15. 5 Reasons to Invest in Mid-Century Modern Furniture

    Look for original pieces from the mid-20th century (not reproductions) as worthwhile investments – and get the pleasure of ...
  16. Retirement Plan Tax Prep Checklist

    Here's a list of items you need to have in order by tax time, including paying attention to those pesky required minimum ...
  17. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Dish Network Stock (DISH)

    Get insight about the potential risks of investing in Dish Network stock, such as its lack of cross-selling ability as an ...
  18. How Safe Is Traveling in Thailand?

    Exercise the kinds of cautions that are necessary anywhere in the world. And then pay attention to these three particular ...
  19. Top Insights Into Winning More Wealthy Clients

    The upcoming young and wealthy client class is like none other when it comes to wealth advising preferences. Here are some ...
  20. Top Tips to Transition into Retirement Confidently

    Here are some of the best ways to make the transition to retirement painless.
  21. When to Fire Your Advisor and Go Robo-Advisor

    Human financial advisor or robo-advisor: Which suits your needs best? Here are some general tips to help guide you to the ...
  22. When Low Volatility Funds Make Sense for Retirees

    Low volatility investments let you “smooth out” the market's day-to-day or month-to-month choppy waters. But is a smooth ...
  23. How Zika Is Infecting the Travel Industry

    The Zika virus is declared a public health emergency as airlines, cruise lines and other travel companies accommodate customers ...
  24. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ)

    Learn the largest risks to investing in Johnson & Johnson through fundamental analysis and other potential risks. Also discover ...
  25. Digital Nomads in the Modern Economy

    Digital nomads compose a growing portion of the modern economy.
  26. 4 Things That Make a Stock a Risky Bet

    Risk is everywhere and when it comes to stocks it can take many forms. From price risk to volatility risk, there’s a lot ...
  27. 4 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Retirement

    Retirement planning is a must, but having a plan that's filled with old and dated assumptions can cause great harm.
  28. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  29. Want Your Will to Prevail? Don't Die Intestate

    If you die without making a last will and testament, you are said to have died intestate. What happens to your assets in ...
  30. Dollar Shave Club Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn about the business model of the Dollar Shave Club, and find out whether the razor subscription company is a worthwhile ...
  31. Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli ...
  32. Laws & Regulations To Know Before Changing the Name of Your Business

    Discover some of the most important steps you need to take after making a decision to change your legally established business ...
  33. How You Actually Get Your Pension After Retirement

    No matter what type of pension plan you have at work, decisions have to be made when you retire. Here are your options.
  34. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  35. Craft Coffee Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about one of the first and most flexible specialty-grade coffee subscription services on the market, a perfect ...
  36. What If They Can't Fix Your VW? (VLKAY)

    The latest news is that VW may not be able to fix the pollution controls to make those doctored cars meet U.S. environmental ...
  37. Should Leavers Roll Over 401(k) Assets or Not?

    More and more companies are urging soon to be retirees to keep theirs assets in the company 401(k) plan. Is this a good idea?
  38. The Top 5 Personal Finance Experts to Follow in 2016

    Here is a look at five money and investing experts who can help you reach your financial goals for 2016.
  39. Plated Review, Is It Worth It?

    Take a closer look at the ready-to-cook meal service, Plated, and learn how the company can help you take the hassle out ...
  40. The Top 5 Buffalo Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Buffalo Funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary of each fund, including manager ...
  41. The Top 5 Retail Penny Stocks for 2016 (TWMC, DXLG)

    Find out which retail stocks trade for less than $5 a share. Learn about bargains that can avoid bankruptcy and produce nice ...
  42. Volkswagen: A Value Play for 2016? (VOW.DE)

    Understand why Volkswagen could be a good value play for 2016 depending on your outlook regarding the company's current EPA ...
  43. Why the Classic Car Boom Might Be Ready to Bust

    The collectible car market has grown spectacularly, but recent numbers show that it may be heading for a correction.
  44. Should You Let a Family Member Manage Your 401(k)?

    Learn how a family member managing your 401(k) is probably not the most auspicious move you can make, and identify several ...
  45. Drone Investments Are Flying High 

    According to a report released by Dow Jones VentureWire, venture-backed funding for drone companies is on the rise.
  46. Advisors: Win Over Millennials with Insurance

    Millennials don’t have the same values and goals as previous generations. Here are some tips on how advisors can adapt to ...
  47. Advisors: Don't Mix Robo and Traditional Services

    Here's why it makes sense for financial advisors to offer traditional and robo-advisor services separately.
  48. Saving $100 Now Is Better Than Saving $1,000 In 10 Years

    Learn why it is better to save $100 every year starting right now rather than $1,000 in 10 years, and find out the benefits ...
  49. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Celgene Stock (CELG)

    Discover the biggest risks to investing in Celgene Corporation when reviewing fundamental analysis and other external factors ...
  50. Birch Box Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the convenience of the subscription beauty box industry, and discover why the Birchbox company in particular ...
  51. Retiring in Puerto Rico: The Pros and Cons

    Puerto Rico is a popular retirement spot for those seeking new experiences and a better climate while staying close to home. ...
  52. How a 457 Plan Works After Retirement

    457 retirement plans are complicated. Here's a quick guide to how they work after you retire.
  53. Money Market Rates: Finding the Best Accounts in 2016

    This helpful rate calculator quickly shows you where to find the highest interest rate on a money market account.
  54. Are Super Bowl Ads Worth Their High Cost?

    Are Super Bowl ads worth the investment? A look at the cost and how they're received.
  55. The 4 Best BlackRock Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA (BLK)

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by BlackRock that invest in a wide variety of fixed income and ...
  56. Your Retirement Lifestyle

    Planning for retirement doesn't just mean saving money. It also involves how you'll live. Some thoughts to consider before ...
  57. Getting Your (Insurance) House in Order

    From starting a family to retirement, insurance can play a role in taking care of financial needs. This piece looks at some ...
  58. Boomers: Try These 6 Unusual Retirement Tips

    You're likely well-versed in the usual retirement planning tips. Here's a list of lesser-known ways to try to fatten up your ...
  59. Solution to Stingy Airline Awards: Cash Back Cards

    Many frequent flyer program members are having trouble redeeming flights. A sensible alternative is to use a cash back card ...
  60. 8 Challenges to Retirees’ Portfolios in 2016

    World stock markets in turmoil, rising interest rates, higher Medicare costs...this year could be a tough one for retirees ...
  61. Barbie's Body Wasn't the Problem (opinion)

    Barbie's body type wasn't what killed sales, argues Angela Travillian. Other factors were at play.
  62. Wal-Mart's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (WMT)

    Learn about the key drivers of Wal-Mart's profitability as the company is concluding its fourth quarter, which is the period ...
  63. 5 Banks That Will Pay You to Roll Over a 401(k)

    Discover which five financial institutions will pay you a cash bonus or match when you roll over assets from an old 401(k) ...
  64. Qualcomm Stock: A Dividend Analysis (QCOM)

    Read an analysis of Qualcomm, Inc. and its dividends, which are poised to increase in the future due to the growing mobile ...
  65. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  66. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
  67. You'll Need to Shell Out More for a Mansion

    But not everywhere. The places prices are still booming are ultra-luxe enclaves, such as Beverly Hills and the Hamptons.
  68. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  69. Hot Startups for Investors in 2016 

    The hot investment areas for 2016 are infrastructure software, real estate, cybersecurity, Mobile First Enterprise Applications, ...
  70. Trump vs. Bloomberg: How They Compare

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  71. 3 Variable Annuities to Consider

    Discover three variable annuities to consider in your retirement portfolio. Read summaries of each annuity and the benefits ...
  72. Economic Indicators: Reading Between the Lines

    On the surface, economic indicators are sending mixed signals, but what's brewing beneath the surface?
  73. Jan. 31 is Sunday: Almost No Time to Duck Obamacare Penalty

    If you don't have health insurance, act NOW or you could owe penalties on your 2016 taxes, in addition to this year's.
  74. Is Spirit Airlines a Real Threat to Southwest? (LUV,SAVE)

    Discover why the evolution of Southwest Airlines has decreased its impact on certain markets, and learn more about key financial ...
  75. The Top 5 Small Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (SMED, SAGE)

    Get valuable information on five top small cap health care stocks that offer excellent potential to outperform for investors ...
  76. Financing iPhones: The Next Apple Move (AAPL)

    Look at how Apple's plan to finance the purchase of new unlocked iPhones will impact choices of carriers as well as profits ...
  77. From Shampoo to Soup, Unilever Has it Covered (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  78. 5 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

    This isn't an easy investment environment for retirees, but there are still opportunities. Here are five resilient stocks ...
  79. When to Trust a Revocable Trust

    Unsure of how your assets will be dispersed once you're gone? Here's how setting up a revocable trust while you're here can ...
  80. The High Net Worth Guide to Medicare

    In the years ahead, wealthy seniors will pick up an even bigger part of the Medicare tab. However, there are ways to minimize ...
  81. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Republican Wins in 2016

    Discover the five most likely economic changes the United States can expect if a Republican wins the presidential election ...
  82. 5 Predictions for the Wearables Market in 2016

    Take a look at the major predictions for the wearables industry in 2016, including a possible fundamental shift in technology ...
  83. Retiring in Vietnam: The Pros and Cons

    Vietnam – with its natural beauty, welcoming locals and low cost of living – is worth a look as a retirement spot. Here are ...
  84. Student Loan Forgiveness: A New Route

    DeVry (and other for-profit) students & grads, pay attention: An obscure direct-loan program reg could make it possible to ...
  85. The Top 5 Female CEOs to Watch Out For in 2016

    Here is why these five women CEOs will make a big impact in 2016.
  86. 4 Value Plays in the Retail Sector for H1 2016 (BBBY, WMT)

    Discover four value stocks of companies operating in the retail sector that can prove valuable investments for the second ...
  87. The Top 5 Micro Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (KIRK,TCS)

    Identify five promising micro-cap retail stocks that all growth investors should have their eyes on when making portfolio ...
  88. Stressed Out? How Advisors Can Deal with It

    Financial advisors face loads of stress, especially during troubled times. Here's how to deal with the job's stresses and ...
  89. New Year's Resolutions: How to Help Clients Adhere

    Clients setting new resolutions is one thing, but it can be hard to achieve financial goals for some people. Here's how advisors ...
  90. You’re Leaving: Should Your 401(k) Stay?

    Companies now want departing employees to keep their 401(k) plans invested with the firm's manager. Is that a good idea, ...
  91. Fortune Brands Home & Security: An Activist Investment Analysis (FBHS)

    Read about Bill Ackman's highly successful breakup of longtime holding company Fortune Brands in one of the most profitable ...
  92. Clorox: An Activist Investment Analysis (CLX)

    Read about the high-profile battle between The Clorox Company and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who had three ...
  93. Etsy: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (ETSY)

    Discover why Etsy had one of the worst IPOs of 2015, and how you would have fared as an investor had you invested in Etsy ...
  94. Party City Holdings: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (PRTY)

    Learn about Party City Holding's performance as a public company. Investors would have lost much more than the Russell 2 ...
  95. Fitbit Inc: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (FIT)

    Read about Fitbit and its position in the wearable fitness device market, and learn more about how it has performed since ...
  96. How High-Deductible Health Plans Work

    It will give you access to a Health Savings Account, but are the limitations worth the benefits?
  97. How Does Medicare Work After Retirement?

    One of the most important topics in retirement is Medicare. Here's the lowdown on how it works and what it may cost you.
  98. University Donations: Which Schools Got the Most

    A closer look at the staggering $40.3 billion donated to colleges and universities in 2015.
  99. Business Analyst: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn the different types of business analyst careers available; understand the skills and education needed and the salary ...
  100. 10 Tips for Getting a Fair Price on a Home

    When the housing market booms, it's tougher than ever to get a good price. Make sure the house you choose is worth the price ...
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