Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Drone Investments Are Flying High 

    According to a report released by Dow Jones VentureWire, venture-backed funding for drone companies is on the rise.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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. ...
  20. How a 457 Plan Works After Retirement

    457 retirement plans are complicated. Here's a quick guide to how they work after you retire.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 ...
  24. Your Retirement Lifestyle

    Planning for retirement doesn't just mean saving money. It also involves how you'll live. Some thoughts to consider before ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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) ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Hot Startups for Investors in 2016 

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

    If Bloomberg enters the presidential race how will he compare to billionaire brethren Trump?
  39. 3 Variable Annuities to Consider

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

    On the surface, economic indicators are sending mixed signals, but what's brewing beneath the surface?
  41. 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.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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.
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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, ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. How High-Deductible Health Plans Work

    It will give you access to a Health Savings Account, but are the limitations worth the benefits?
  65. 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.
  66. University Donations: Which Schools Got the Most

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

    Learn the different types of business analyst careers available; understand the skills and education needed and the salary ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Obama’s Final Gesture to Expand Retirement

    President Obama has announced that the 2017 congressional budget will feature an attempt to expand access to qualified retirement ...
  70. 3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ viewpoints at the FOMC meeting ...
  71. 5 Best Real Estate Markets for 2016

    Real estate investing can be very lucrative, and these five markets are poised for a profitable 2016.
  72. JNJ vs. PG: Which is the Better Bet Right Now?

    These two stocks are long-term powerhouses, but one has the edge over the other right now.
  73. 5 Reasons Americans Retire in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s unique status as a U.S. territory can make it particularly attractive to Americans.
  74. Solo 401(k) vs. SEP: Which is Best for Biz Owners?

    Owners of small businesses have several choices when it comes to saving for retirement. When does it make sense to choose ...
  75. Medicare: Reducing Income for the Right Reasons

    The higher your income the higher your surcharges on Medicare payments. Find ways to reduce income and reduce payments via ...
  76. How Billionaires Around the Globe Give Back

    This list of foreign billionaire philanthropists is robust. Here's a list of rich entrepreneurs around the globe who have ...
  77. Managing Housing Costs During Retirement

    Keeping your home in retirement could pose financial restrictions you may not have considered. Explore options and keep more ...
  78. Events in 2016 That'll Alter Your Retirement Plans

    Retirement savers who are trying to see what lies ahead can expect these changes affecting their retirement plans in 2016.
  79. Got a Raise? 7 Smart Things to Do With It

    If you get a raise and spend all of it each month, from a wealth-building perspective you didn’t get a raise at all. Make ...
  80. The Top 5 Micro Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (FONR,AGTC)

    Learn about the health care sector's performance since the bull market began and five micro-cap health care stocks to watch ...
  81. 3 Changes to Watch at Sony (SNE)

    Learn how Sony's restructuring has returned the company to profitability, and what signs to watch for to see if Sony can ...
  82. 7 Fun Spring-Break Family Vacations for Retirees

    Now's the time to plan a spring-break vacation and bond with the grandkids. Here are seven great family-friendly vacation ...
  83. 3 Reasons To Get High-Premium Health Insurance

    Health insurance is expensive, which is why many people opt for the lowest-premium plan. But that may not always be the cheapest.
  84. The Top 5 Small Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (BLMN,DENN)

    Learn about the market conditions that could help continue pushing restaurant stocks higher in 2016 and the five small-cap ...
  85. Making Money Off Your GoPro Videos (GPRO)

    Find out how to make money from your GoPro videos. The company offers a licensing platform that allows entrepreneurs to sell ...
  86. Is Catastrophic Health Insurance Right for You?

    Catastrophic health plans protect you from high medical costs if you get seriously hurt or injured. But when is catastrophic ...
  87. How Pinterest Can Make a Move On The Male Market

    By considering the preferences of men in its generation of content, features and functions, Pinterest could win over a market ...
  88. 3 Automotive Stocks to Look Out for in 2016

    A look at three automotive stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  89. How Venture Capital Will Change in 2016

    Venture capitalists face a tech bubble on the horizon, along with an influx of new non-traditional investors via Wall Street ...
  90. What is the American Dream in 2016?

    The American Dream is still alive and well, but it looks very different than it used to.
  91. How Does Slack Work and Make Money?

    This on the rise Unicorn is an enterprise chat platform that aims to integrate all aspects of your work life on one simple ...
  92. The 7 Best Countries for Retiring in Latin America

    You’ll find plenty of Latin American countries on this year’s lists of top places to retire abroad. Here’s a look at a few.
  93. The 4 Best Countries for Retiring in Asia

    Whether you're looking to hang out with your fellow expats, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Asia has much to offer ...
  94. Which Life Insurance is Right For You?

    Consumers have choices when it comes to life insurance. Knowing your future needs for cash or retirement can make the difference ...
  95. How to Hedge Longevity Risk with Annuities

    Many Americans are looking for guaranteed retirement income that will last as long as they will. Here's how immediate annuities ...
  96. How Fees and Taxes Can Consume Your Nest Egg

    The challenges of saving for retirement are many; high fees, excessive fund costs and the impact of taxes can really add ...
  97. 7 Best Robo-Advisors for Client Transparency

    These are the top seven robo-advisors when it comes to the transparency of their fees and services.
  98. McGraw Hill Financial: An Activist Investment Analysis (MHFI, MHE)

    Learn about the high-profile split between McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw Hill Education, and how a few activist investors ...
  99. Can My Pension Fund Embrace Automated Investing?

    Robo-advisors are the hot thing in investment management. Is one coming to a retirement fund near you, or does your fund ...
  100. Harry's Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Harry's, the fast-growing, online purveyor of low-cost razor blades and shaving kits, is worth all of the hype ...
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