Personal Finance Articles

  1. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  2. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  3. Wild Incentives For Opening A Bank Account

    Banks will do anything to get customers to open accounts - here are some of the strangest.
  4. The Biggest Bribe Cases In Business History

    These cases represent some of the largest bribe accusations and fines in U.S. business history.
  5. Retirement Planning Tips For Women

    Here's how women can manage saving for retirement.
  6. Building Client Trust

    Find out how you can strengthen your client's trust in you professionally.
  7. Turn Your Old Clothes Into Cash

    If your closet is full of clothes you don't wear, use these tips to make some money (and some room) quickly and easily.
  8. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  9. What You Need To Know About Mobile Patent Wars

    The major mobile device companies are aggressively competing for intellectual property and spending money that smaller competitors simply don't have.
  10. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  11. Canada: A New Frontier For Real Estate Investors

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  12. Finding The Right Accounting Certification

    An accounting certification may be the boost your career needs. Find out how to get the most bang for your buck.
  13. Is Your Investment Manager Skilled Or Lucky?

    Being familiar with composite presentations will help you better assess the quality of an investment manager's performance.
  14. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  15. Luxury Vs. Affordability: What's The Better Car Purchase?

    Is buying a base luxury car smarter than buying a decked out lower-end model?
  16. Most Ironic Product Endorsements And Sponsorships

    Some celebrities make sense when they promote a product. However, these just don't ... not by a long shot.
  17. 5 Clever Home Features

    If you're building a new home, try incorporating these unique features.
  18. Movies That Should Top The 2012 Box Office

    Here's a breakdown of the biggest movies of the summer and the chances they have at box office success.
  19. The Real Cost Of Owning A Smartphone

    The average data, texting and minute plan for a smartphone is estimated to cost around $2,100 for a two-year contract.
  20. Prestigious Colleges With The Lowest Tuition

    Many of these schools have surprisingly affordable tuition fees.
  21. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  22. Student Loans And How They Will Affect Your Credit

    Here's a breakdown of how taking out student loans will affect your credit score.
  23. What Americans Need To Know About Living Abroad

    From Social Security to medical assistance to taxes, here's what you need to know about living overseas.
  24. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    The average American household has four cards, but does that mean more is better?
  25. What You Need To Know About Airline Baggage Fees

    It might surprise you just how much airlines are charging for additional baggage.
  26. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  27. Best States To Start Your Business In

    The best state for your business may not be as obvious as you think.
  28. What It Costs To Get Divorced

    Here's a breakdown of how much it will cost to get divorced in the U.S. today.
  29. How Many Credit Cards Should You Carry?

    If you have ever wondered whether you should carry one, two or more cards, read on and we'll tell you.
  30. Why Global Unemployment Is Rising

    The ILO is reporting that there are now 50 million fewer jobs in the global economy than before 2008. Find out why.
  31. What To Do If You Lose Your Wallet

    Here's a step-by-step guide of what to do if your wallet is lost or stolen.
  32. Start Over With The IRS

    If you're struggling to pay back taxes, try a fresh start with the IRS. They really can help.
  33. What Crowdfunding Means To Investors

    Crowdfunding offers a new potential point of entry for investors, especially those with more limited funds.
  34. Maternity Leave Basics: Canada Vs. The U.S.

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  35. The 5 Largest Food Recalls In History

    Food recalls are common, but some food manufacturers are so large that a recall can impact the entire industry.
  36. How To Bring A Client Back

    Winning over a lost client isn't something you want to expend most of your effort on.
  37. The Pros And Cons Of Home Additions

    If you're considering adding to your home, or even moving, you may want to consider all of the positives and negatives of each.
  38. How To Deal With (Seriously) Dysfunctional Clients

    Difficult, unreasonable and eccentric people seek financial planners too. Find out how to cope.
  39. Be A One-Stop Shop For Your Clients

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  40. Famously Disappointing IPOs

    IPOs may seem like an enticing and exciting investment, but history suggests that IPOs are far from a sure thing.
  41. What You Need To Know About Pet Wellness Plans

    Here's a breakdown of wellness plans and pet insurance, and some tips for keeping your pet healthy.
  42. 30 Financial Tips That Women Should Know By Age 30

    If you are a woman nearing 30, look at these tips to assess your financial situation.
  43. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  44. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  45. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  46. Get To Know Your Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The CFPB is there to protect you and hear your voice. You can help with the economic recovery by getting to know the bureau.
  47. Making A Larger Down Payment Vs. Buying a Cheaper House

    We look at the financial differences between purchasing a cheaper home and making a larger down payment on a more expensive home.
  48. 3 Ways To Save Money On Your Summer Vacation

    While the economic recovery remains tentative in the U.S., it is wise to find innovative ways of saving money when booking a vacation this summer.
  49. Tuition Insurance Takes Sting Out Of Withdrawal

    Dropping out of school can mean forfeiting all your tuition. Find out what protection is available.
  50. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  51. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  52. How To Survive Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can survive it and come out on the other side more financially solid.
  53. Selecting The Right Mix Of Insurance Benefits

    Choosing employee benefits involves weighing the probability you will need them against taxes and cost.
  54. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  55. Can The IRS Restrict Your Travels?

    The U.S. Senate recently allowed a measure for the IRS to revoke your passport. Here's what you need to know.
  56. Top Discounts For Seniors

    Here is a rundown of some of the best senior discounts across the country.
  57. What You Don't Know About Auto Insurance May Cost You

    Here's a list of interesting things you may not know about auto insurance.
  58. How To Target Ideal Customers

    Expand your definition of a lucrative client and uncover a new realm of possibilities.
  59. 10 Stressful Jobs With Low Pay

    If you're doing one of these jobs, it's probably for reasons other than the pay, whether it's helping people, your country or your community.
  60. 4 Groups That Win If Obamacare Is Repealed

    Here are a few vocal activists who feel the end of Obamacare will be a great boon to their cause.
  61. How To Find The Right Prepaid Debit Card

    Prepaid debit cards are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some tips for choosing the right prepaid debit card.
  62. How Inflation Has Affected The Price Of Cars

    As time has passed, have car prices gotten reasonably more expensive or gone above inflation?
  63. Unclaimed Property: Forgotten Money Found

    The government holds billions of dollars of unclaimed property just waiting for citizens to claim it.
  64. America's Most Outrageous Tax Loopholes

    From rent-a-cow tax breaks to NASCAR write-offs, check out some of America's silliest tax loopholes.
  65. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  66. Sizing Up Debt

    Ever wonder if the different types of debt are good or bad? Read on and we'll tell you.
  67. What Samsung's Success Means For Apple

    Apple has been at the top of its game, but it looks like a rival might be closing the gap.
  68. The Importance Of Property Insurance

    Property insurance is important, but there's a lot you need to learn in order to get the proper coverage.
  69. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  70. 3 Ways Companies Profit From Virtual Goods

    A report released in late 2011 predicts that the market for virtual goods will reach $2.9 billion this year.
  71. The Spending Habits Of Americans

    Here is an economic portrait of the average American consumer, based on recent spending habits.
  72. How Large Corporations Get Around Paying Taxes

    With the high tax rate of 35% imposed on large corporations in America, these companies still end up paying way below this rate.
  73. 3 Reasons Why Piracy Isn't Crippling the Recording Industry

    Here's a rundown of new revenue streams and financial decisions that are allowing the music industry to stay afloat.
  74. Purchases You Should Always Make With A Credit Card

    Credit cards aren't always bad possessions to have. There are certain perks associated with using credit cards as we make routine or irregular purchases.
  75. Why The Complex U.S. Tax Code Won't Be Simplified

    The tax code is 5296 pages long, and it still hasn't been abridged by Congress. Find out why.
  76. 10 Legal Business Practices Of Dubious Ethics

    Being aware of these unscrupulous methods can help you avoid them as best you can.
  77. 3 Popular Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas based on current spending trends in the U.S.
  78. 6 Ways To Keep Aggressive Debt Collectors At Bay

    Get an upper hand on debt collectors by knowing your rights and using these tips.
  79. Do Deflationary Shocks Help Or Hurt The Economy?

    Find out how deflationary shocks can both benefit and hurt consumers and businesses.
  80. 3 Bonds You May Have Never Heard Of

    These lesser-known bonds may give your portfolio a boost when other investments products fall short.
  81. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  82. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  83. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  84. 5 Essential Steps To Evaluating Your Business Idea

    These are some of the tough questions you should be asking yourself before you start pouring money into your new business.
  85. Are Work-From-Home Jobs Legitimate?

    Many people see work from homes jobs as scams, but are they? Here's what you should look for.
  86. Are Hybrid Vehicles Worth The Extra Cost?

    Hybrids will save you money on gas, but with their list prices being much higher than non-hybrids, you may want to do the math before signing.
  87. The Everyday Lives Of Frugal Billionaires

    Many of the world's richest people manage their money sensibly. Here is a list of billionaires who spend wisely.
  88. Industries That Benefit From Broke College Students

    These types of businesses have found success by capitalizing on the college demographic.
  89. The Biggest College Scams Of All Time

    Some of the worst scams ever were either committed by college students or involved a post-secondary institution being duped.
  90. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to take on the risks, they have great potential.
  91. 4 Common Sales Techniques People Fall For

    Sometimes our purchases as consumers are unknowingly manipulated by sales representatives in cunning and psychological ways.
  92. Reporting Your Interest Income

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  93. Sell Your Skills, Not Your Degree

    If you want to switch careers, you may not have to go back to school to do it.
  94. 7 Low Cost Spring Cleaning Jobs

    Spending a little time and money to maintain your home today could save you a lot of time and money in the future.
  95. Have Housing Prices Bottomed Out?

    Here are some of the key figures on the current housing market and how you might interpret them.
  96. Celebrity Couples Where The Woman Earns More

    Even in Hollywood there are some cases where the female is the main provider of income.
  97. Scary Statistics About Retirement For Women

    Here are some recent figures that highlight how women are preparing for retirement.
  98. Lose 10 Pounds Of Overspending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that your money's going where it should?
  99. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  100. What To Do If You Filed Your Taxes Late

    What happens if you missed this year's April 17 deadline?
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