Personal Finance Articles

  1. Reasons To Steer Clear Of Rewards Cards

    The thought of earning rewards from purchases may seem like a good idea, but there are some things that should be considered ...
  2. Clearing Up Misconceptions About The New 401(k) Laws

    The new 401(k) laws require more disclosure, but that won't fully protect participants from losing money in fees.
  3. Determining Your Value In Your Career

    Here's a rundown of how to evaluate the skills and assets you bring to your job.
  4. Budgeting Tips For Different Income Brackets

    While each individual's financial goals and needs are unique, there are some common pieces of advice that apply to each segment ...
  5. 5 Products That Aren't Getting Cheaper, But Should Be

    Most products drop in price over time. That's not the case with these products.
  6. 6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Successes

    We list a few notable women who turned around companies that were suffering.
  7. How To Market Yourself

    Find out why most current advertising methods are a waste of money and why online word-of-mouth is the future of marketing. ...
  8. Ethical Issues For Financial Advisors

    Learn what to do when that devil on your shoulder begins to whisper.
  9. Why Bad Credit Is Bad For Financial Careers

    In order to obtain and maintain a career in the financial industry, it is also important to have a clean credit report.
  10. Do You Belong In Retail?

    Making a career in retail is one of the most challenging tasks in the investment industry. Find out if it's for you.
  11. Time Management Tips For Financial Professionals

    Learn about common time wasters and discover time-management tips that will get more work done in less time.
  12. How To Save Money At The Grocery Store

    With a little practice, you can save money at the grocery store like a pro.
  13. 10 Things Your Family Can Do This Summer For Under $100

    Here are some activities you can do with your family to kick-start summer.
  14. 5 Items That You Shouldn't Buy Cheap Alternatives Of

    You should avoid cheaper alternatives of computers, appliances, linens, infant car seats and mattresses.
  15. Renouncing Your Citizenship: Madness Or Sanity?

    Here's a breakdown of when it might be a good idea to give up your citizenship.
  16. What Does It Really Mean To "Just Get By"?

    Here's how you stack up financially and working-wise to the rest of the world.
  17. The Biggest Selling Names In Children's Fiction

    Here's a breakdown of some of the most successful children's authors and the financial success they have found.
  18. Ways The Internet Has Destroyed Your Finances

    Shopping online is fast and easy, but dangerous at the same time.
  19. 5 Ways To Get Venture Capital Funding

    Crowdfunding and online networking are just some of the ways you can find venture capital investors.
  20. 5 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    We list some simple says of reducing your CO2 emission.
  21. 7 Products That Are Getting Cheaper

    While many necessities are becoming more expensive, items such as smartphones and clothing are seeing prices drop.
  22. "Healthifying" The Fast Food Market

    With the fast food market feeling the pressure to offer healthier choices, the industry is being revolutionized.
  23. The Biggest Bribe Cases In Business History

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

    Here's how women can manage saving for retirement.
  25. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  26. Avoiding A Big Tax Bill On Real Estate Gains

    Installment sales allow sellers to defer taxes on real estate profits.
  27. Wild Incentives For Opening A Bank Account

    Banks will do anything to get customers to open accounts - here are some of the strangest.
  28. Building Client Trust

    Find out how you can strengthen your client's trust in you professionally.
  29. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

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

    This property market is easy to access and provides profitable opportunities.
  34. 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.
  35. 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. ...
  36. Luxury Vs. Affordability: What's The Better Car Purchase?

    Is buying a base luxury car smarter than buying a decked out lower-end model?
  37. Get A Free Ride From Credit Companies

    Find out how to make your credit cards work for you - not against you.
  38. 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.
  39. Student Loans And How They Will Affect Your Credit

    Here's a breakdown of how taking out student loans will affect your credit score.
  40. 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.
  41. 5 Clever Home Features

    If you're building a new home, try incorporating these unique features.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. Prestigious Colleges With The Lowest Tuition

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

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  46. Best States To Start Your Business In

    The best state for your business may not be as obvious as you think.
  47. What You Need To Know About Airline Baggage Fees

    It might surprise you just how much airlines are charging for additional baggage.
  48. 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.
  49. How Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Rating

    The average American household has four cards, but does that mean more is better?
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. What It Costs To Get Divorced

    Here's a breakdown of how much it will cost to get divorced in the U.S. today.
  54. 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.
  55. How To Bring A Client Back

    Winning over a lost client isn't something you want to expend most of your effort on.
  56. Start Over With The IRS

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

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

    When compared to its northern neighbor, the American maternity leave policy is embarrassingly sparse.
  59. 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 ...
  60. How To Deal With (Seriously) Dysfunctional Clients

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

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  62. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. How To Fireproof Your Budget

    If you are ever faced with a crisis, here are some budget tips to help you prepare financially.
  66. Famously Disappointing IPOs

    IPOs may seem like an enticing and exciting investment, but history suggests that IPOs are far from a sure thing.
  67. An Introduction To The FRM Designation

    Learn what steps need to be taken in order to obtain the Financial Risk Manager designation.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. Tuition Insurance Takes Sting Out Of Withdrawal

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

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  73. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. Top Discounts For Seniors

    Here is a rundown of some of the best senior discounts across the country.
  78. Selecting The Right Mix Of Insurance Benefits

    Choosing employee benefits involves weighing the probability you will need them against taxes and cost.
  79. 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.
  80. How To Target Ideal Customers

    Expand your definition of a lucrative client and uncover a new realm of possibilities.
  81. How Inflation Has Affected The Price Of Cars

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

    The government holds billions of dollars of unclaimed property just waiting for citizens to claim it.
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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.
  88. 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.
  89. Sizing Up Debt

    Ever wonder if the different types of debt are good or bad? Read on and we'll tell you.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  95. The Spending Habits Of Americans

    Here is an economic portrait of the average American consumer, based on recent spending habits.
  96. 3 Popular Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas based on current spending trends in the U.S.
  97. 10 Legal Business Practices Of Dubious Ethics

    Being aware of these unscrupulous methods can help you avoid them as best you can.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 6 Ways To Keep Aggressive Debt Collectors At Bay

    Get an upper hand on debt collectors by knowing your rights and using these tips.
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