Personal Finance Articles

  1. Closing A Real Estate Deal In A Down Market

    We provide top tips on how to help sell your home in a rough market.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Spousal IRAs For The Non-Breadwinner

    Just because you don't bring home the bacon doesn't mean you can't save for retirement.
  8. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: Preventing Panic At The Pump

    This Fox Business host gives us tips on how you can cut down on your gas costs.
  9. Ways To Make Insurance Exciting

    If you have no interest in insurance, these practices might make you care.
  10. The Tax Implications Of Bartering

    Here are some tax consequences for bartering that you need to know, as well as how to report them.
  11. Has The CARD Act Helped Or Harmed The Consumer?

    It's been two years since the CARD act was implemented. Here are the results.
  12. Are Dollar Stores Really A Bargain?

    It's hard to resist an item that's $1. We tell you when you should fight the urge.
  13. 8 Affordable Retirement Hobbies

    Puzzles, yoga and all-ages sports like golf and tennis are affordable ways to have fun and stay mentally and physically active.
  14. How To Challenge A Low Home Appraisal

    If you're unhappy with your home appraisal, here are some steps you can take.
  15. 3 Things To Consider When Buying Home Products

    There is still room for consumer caution when it comes to purchasing household goods.
  16. Rental Properties: Cash Cow Or Money Pit?

    Create a valuation system to forecast the profitability of an income-producing property.
  17. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  18. Do You Need A Home Inspection?

    This step is important when purchasing a property because it may save you thousands.
  19. The Best Type Of Life Insurance For You Right Now

    Different stages of life call for different amounts of life insurance coverage. Find out what you need, when and why.
  20. Unraveling Investment Attitudes

    There are significant differences in how various generations see investing, and it may have long-lasting effects.
  21. How To Budget Your Retirement Funds And Still Have Fun

    Here are some tips to budget your remaining money when you are retired.
  22. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  23. Breaking Down Taxes For Different Income Brackets

    Here is a useful rundown of how much you will pay in taxes based on your income.
  24. Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  25. Credit Scores And Your Mortgage Payment: It Matters

    Your credit score can have a huge impact on your mortgage payments. Here are some reasons why.
  26. What To Buy Right Now

    Read on to find out why March is a good time to buy that snowboard you've been eyeing for a while.
  27. Things To Consider Before Retiring Abroad

    Before you retire to your dream destination, consider important factors such as banking, healthcare and purchasing power parity.
  28. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  29. Ask Yourself These Retirement Questions Before It's Too Late

    When planning for retirement, these questions will help you understand if you're prepared.
  30. Real Estate Traps To Avoid

    Here are some tips to help you make sure you don't fall victim to these real estate pitfalls.
  31. 3 Women Who Changed The Way We Look At Finances

    Even though the household budget was a woman's job, these women are bringing it to everybody's attention.
  32. Tax Credits That Can Get You A Refund

    Here are a few of the credits that may result in a refund check, even if you owe no taxes this year.
  33. Career Lessons From Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde is undoubtedly one of the most powerful women in the world.
  34. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Vs. Universal

    If you're looking for life-long security, choosing between these two is the key.
  35. When Life Insurance Isn't Worth It

    So, you're thinking about buying life insurance, but do you really need it?
  36. Female CEOs Who Climbed The Corporate Ladder

    These women climbed the ladder and broke the glass ceiling.
  37. How Bond Market Pricing Works

    Learn the basic rules that govern how bond prices are determined.
  38. Should You Bite On Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  39. Golden Opportunity For Real Estate Investors

    There's a pilot program in the works to have more rental properties. Read on to see how you can get in on it.
  40. 5 Little-Known Tax Deductions And Credits

    Declaring noncash donations and volunteer work expenditures are just some of the lesser-known ways to reduce your taxes.
  41. 5 Popular Tax Scams For 2012

    The IRS already knows about these scams, so if you think you can use them to save on taxes, think again.
  42. Look Beyond Pay For Greater Job Satisfaction

    These four stories show that a salary increase may not be your ticket to happiness.
  43. The Oddest Houses You Can Rent Or Buy

    Converted schoolhouses, box bungalows and cohousing are just three places you can reside other than a typical house, condo or apartment.
  44. What Debt Collectors Can And Cannot Do

    The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act now regulates the actions and behaviors of debt collectors in order to protect you.
  45. How Renting Out Your Spare Room Can Backfire

    Renting out a portion of your home to help pay the mortgage sounds like a great idea, but it doesn't always work out the way you planned.
  46. Are You Protected If Your Insurance Company Goes Belly-Up?

    Consumer protection against insurance company failures actually falls into the hands of state governments. How much protection do you have?
  47. Finance Tips For Single Women

    Don't bend to the old convention or be a statistic. Take control of your financial well-being today. It's not too late!
  48. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  49. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  50. A Look At Fiscal And Monetary Policy

    There's a debate over which policy is better for the economy. Find out which side of the fence you're on.
  51. Taking A Break From Business

    Don't run yourself down. It's OK to take a vacation. We give you some tips on how to let go.
  52. 6 Ways To Boost Your Human Capital

    Don't wait to increase your wealth. Start with these six tips today!
  53. Google Leaps Ahead With Motorola Patents

    Google is positioning itself to capture a bigger chunk of the market. Find out how.
  54. 4 Ways To Make Money During Retirement

    Tutoring and working as a handyman are just some of the ways retirees can apply their knowledge and skills to earn some extra cash.
  55. The Financial Benefits Of Being Retired

    Tax benefits, numerous discounts and free college classes are just a few of the many perks available to retirees.
  56. Options For When You Can No Longer Afford Your Car

    If you have more car than you can afford, here are four ways to deal with this "debt on wheels."
  57. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment.
  58. Time To Rethink Your Post-Work Needs

    Don't rely on popular wisdom. Get the facts and plan for a comfortable future.
  59. Making Sure Your Jewelry Is Insured

    Homeowners insurance only covers so much - find out how to make sure your jewelry is covered for theft, loss and damage.
  60. Insuring A Credit Card Against Job Loss

    Involuntary unemployment credit card insurance may help if you're laid off, but it may just help your credit card company.
  61. What Happens When You Can't Pay Your Taxes?

    Don't try to run from the tax man. Here are some tips that can help you out.
  62. Should You Open A Joint Bank Account?

    Joint finances may not be romantic, but it's an issue that serious long-term couples will have to confront at some point.
  63. Top 5 Apps For Job Seekers

    E-recruitment is becoming increasingly popular; find out about five apps to streamline your application process.
  64. It's Raining Lawsuits: Do You Need An Umbrella Policy?

    This type of insurance protects your assets and future wages against lawsuits. Find out if it might benefit you.
  65. The Impact Of Financial Crisis On Women

    The female population is feeling the effects of global financial crisis harder than the rest.
  66. Income Funds 101

    Income funds don't have to be bonds, there are plenty to choose from. Read up on the types of income funds and whether they fit your investment needs.
  67. Happily Married? File Taxes Separately!

    Just because you are in love doesn't mean that a joint return is best for both of you.
  68. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed income.
  69. How Many Months Of Taxes Do You Need In An Escrow Account?

    Discvover how many months of taxes you need in an escrow account, and how you'll need to fund the account at closing.
  70. A Guide To Corporate Social Media

    Using social media can help get your company or product out there. Read on to learn about some helpful tips.
  71. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  72. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  73. Job Qualifications You Need In 2012

    The U.S. economy is recovering, so we discuss the merits of academic and non-academic education in 2012.
  74. Newlyweds? Tips For Filing Your Tax Return

    For many couples, it pays to file for taxes together. But what are some of the obstacles you should watch out for?
  75. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  76. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  77. How To Plan Early For Summer Vacation

    Remember to establish your fixed costs and research thoroughly when planning your summer vacation.
  78. When To Hire A Social Media Professional

    Freelancers and marketing agencies are just some of the resources companies are now using to develop their social media.
  79. Affordable Healthcare Act 101: What To Expect Now And Later

    Here are how things will change, and what will happen when everyone is required to have health insurance.
  80. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  81. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

    Canadians have a lot of advantages when it comes to family tax perks.
  82. Why The Credit Score You Buy Differs From The Lender Score

    It takes many people by surprise when they purchase credit scores and find the lender's credit score disclosure does not match.
  83. Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  84. Why Digital Insurance Is Important

    Don't get caught losing the files on your computer. Here are some insurance policies to think about.
  85. 7 Outstanding Female Investors

    Here are seven women who outperform their male counterparts in the business world.
  86. The Tax Benefits Of Having A Spouse

    Check out the perks designed to promote and preserve your post-work savings - if you're married, that is.
  87. Why Athletes Go Broke

    We look at famous athletes that went bust, and see what we can learn from their mistakes.
  88. A 1099 Crash Course For 2012

    Learn about the new 1099 requirements and how these changes will affect your online transactions.
  89. Estimated Taxes: Back To Basics

    Will you owe estimated taxes for the year? Here are some rules that apply and tips on avoiding any associated penalties.
  90. When It's Right To Leave Your Job

    Whether it's not having enough opportunities or poor health, there are many reasons to leave a job.
  91. CEOs With Risky Lifestyles: Should You Care?

    Many CEOs have personalities that emphasize bravery and risk-taking. Discover why this might be a bad thing.
  92. 7 Steps To A Successful Investment Journey

    Before you start investing, educate yourself on financial ideas and develop a strategy that agrees with your personality.
  93. Why America's Taxes Are Too Low

    The solution to America's economic woes may not be in lowering taxes further, but may, in fact, lie in increasing them.
  94. Surprising Credit Card Benefits

    If you didn't read the fine print, you could be missing out on these free credit card benefits.
  95. Money Saving Tips For College Students

    Renting texbooks and getting a job are just two of the many ways you can start reducing your post-graduation debt.
  96. Top Female Executives And CEOs

    Even though women are still outnumbered in the business world, here are few that you should know about.
  97. The Facts About Rental Car Insurance

    Find out if the extra insurance is really worth it.
  98. Top-Paying Part-Time Jobs

    Find out how much these part-time jobs pay and how easy they are to get.
  99. Creative Ways To Overcome Student Debt

    There's many available student debt repayment options and strategies, such as student loan initiatives and loan consolidation plans.
  100. 3 Critical Issues For The 2012 Election

    Discover why you should care about what politicians are fighting over.
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