Personal Finance Articles

  1. 4 Careers With Surprisingly Good Salaries

    Although the U.S. economy appears to be in a period of stagnation, there remain some career opportunities that offer surprisingly ...
  2. 5 Ways You're Paying Too Much To Invest

    You can't control what the markets will do in the future, but you do have some control over how much you pay to invest.
  3. Side Businesses You Can Set Up From Home

    Whether it's starting a blog, dog walking or selling things on eBay, there are many side businesses you can start to help ...
  4. How Do Women Compete In A Man's World?

    Despite women making huge strides in the business world, many workplaces are still perceived as a boy's clubs. How can women ...
  5. Why Does Apple Stock Go Down After WWDC?

    Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has served as a showcase for its new products for 23 years, but that doesn't help ...
  6. Baffling Ways The Government Spends Tax Dollars

    You won't believe how the federal government spends your hard-earned money.
  7. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  8. Things To Do Before You Have Kids

    Once you have kids, your ability to save decreases dramatically. There are also a number of things you must do to prepare ...
  9. Do Customer Loyalty Programs Really Save You Money?

    Here is a look at what customers have to do to ensure that loyalty programs help them shop smarter.
  10. Unconventional Career Tips For Recent Grads

    In an uncertain job market, recent graduates may have to think "outside the box" in their job searches.
  11. How To Deal With A Speeding Ticket

    There's more financial turmoil that goes with getting a speeding ticket than just paying the actual fine. Here are some things ...
  12. How To Avoid Risk In Your Practice

    Understanding the risks and the potential for losses in your practice keeps you one step ahead.
  13. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Determine what you need to do now to make a drastic lifestyle change later.
  14. Groceries You're Wasting Your Money On

    Americans spend a lot of money on groceries each month. However, there are many things that can easily be cut out of your ...
  15. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  16. How To Start A Side Business

    If you're looking to start a business, the best bet is to smart small and do something you enjoy.
  17. Best Franchise Opportunities For 2012

    These franchises have proven successful for many franchisees, and some of them are really affordable.
  18. Why Do Corporate Boards Lack Women?

    Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, serves on many corporate boards. Why aren't there more women on corporate boards, and why ...
  19. 3 Top Crowdfunding Platforms

    More capital than ever is gravitating toward crowdfunding sites. Here are some of the current top platforms.
  20. Franchise Opportunities For U.S. Service Members

    There are many resources for veterans looking to get into the franchise business. Find out what they are and how they help. ...
  21. How Healthcare Reform Will Affect Taxes

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect many American taxpayers and have other financial impacts. Here ...
  22. Going To College Without Going Broke

    Learn some simple, yet effective tips for saving money in your college years.
  23. 9 Penalty-Free IRA Withdrawals

    If you need to take early distributions, find out which exemptions allow you to avoid expensive consequences.
  24. Are For-Profit Colleges Wasting Your Money?

    Graduates of for-profit colleges are less likely to find a job than students attending a not-for-profit school.
  25. Gifting Your Retirement Assets To Charity

    There are several things to consider when it comes to this type of charitable giving. Make sure you're well informed.
  26. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  27. 10 Estate Planning Tips For Women

    Estate planning is important for women because they often live longer than men and tend to make less money on average.
  28. How To Start An Online Business

    Setting up an online business can be a great way to make money, if you plan properly. Here are some tips to help you get ...
  29. 5 Ways To Financially Prepare For A Natural Disaster

    Make sure you've got these tips covered before Mother Nature strikes.
  30. How To Avoid Overpaying In A Real Estate Bidding War

    Some real estate markets are experiencing bidding wars because of low interest rates and shrinking inventory. Find out how ...
  31. Famous Cases Of Stupid Tweets That Got People Fired

    Social media is playing a larger role in our professional lives. With people tweeting almost everything that's on their minds, ...
  32. Plastic Surgery Worldwide: Which Countries Nip And Tuck The Most?

    South Korea and Greece are two nations that lead the world in per-capita plastic surgery procedures.
  33. How You Can Become Rich By Using The Same Methods As The 1%

    The rich keep getting richer. Here are some ways you can improve your own personal finances by using some of the same strategies ...
  34. 3 Broke Countries In 2012

    We go over the nations that are in the grip of financial crisis.
  35. Best Credit Cards For Travel Deals

    A wide range of rewards credit cards are available for consumers to use toward airfare, hotel bills, rental cars and more. ...
  36. The Modern Day Resume

    Incorporate these three innovative features into your resume and you will have an extra edge that could get you hired.
  37. The Best Retail Store Credit Cards

    These credit cards are worth considering for the extra discounts, promotional financing, special sales and discounts on future ...
  38. The One-Time Expense Warning

    These income statement red flags may not spell a company's downfall. Learn why here.
  39. 6 Ways To Fund Your Startup's First Year

    Pursue your entrepreneurial goals by picking the startup plan that's best for you.
  40. How Seniors Can Fight Identity Theft

    Senior citizens are at a high risk of being victims of identity theft, and they are often easy targets for criminals.
  41. Minimizing Gas Costs On Summer Road Trips

    If you are planning on hitting the open road this summer, here are some ways you can save at the pump.
  42. 6 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle For Money

    You can make extra cash by recycling these odd items.
  43. How To Read Loan And Credit Card Agreements

    The devil is always in the details! Find out what you're signing yourself up for.
  44. ETFs Or Mutual Funds For Your IRA?

    Most actively managed mutual funds fail to beat the market over a long period of time, so it's probably best to go with ETFs ...
  45. Easy Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies

    With school starting up again soon, here are some tips to help reduce the cost of new school supplies for your kids.
  46. Management Advice From Megalomaniacs, Villains and Innovators

    These historical figures were succesful managers. Here is how you can implement the same tactics they used - good and bad. ...
  47. Retirement Hobbies That Make Money

    Turning your hobby into some extra cash can be a great way to make your retirement more financially comfortable.
  48. 10 Money-Savers That Turn Into Money-Wasters

    Frugal living can be wise, but some money-saving moves can result in you spending more money.
  49. Reducing Childcare Costs With Common Sense

    These common sense tips can help you save a lot of money when it comes to caring for your children.
  50. Free Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

    Multiple websites offer money management tools for free. Here are a few recommended sites.
  51. Did You Buy A Lemon?

    Find out how to fix a sour deal on your car purchase.
  52. Best Credit Cards For People With Poor Credit Scores

    There are still ways you can build credit with a credit card, even if you have bad credit.
  53. How To Increase Yard Sale Profits

    Here are a few effective marketing techniques that can increase revenue substantially if you are holding a yard sale or garage ...
  54. What Olympic Sponsorship Means For Stocks

    Learn about the companies participating as official Olympic sponsors and the possible benefits of such an affiliation.
  55. Money Management For College Students

    If you are a college student and want to better manage your budget, here are some useful tips.
  56. Income Relating: A New Concept In Medicare

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  57. The LIBOR Scandal

    Barclays and other banks are alleged to have submitted artificially low LIBOR rates between 2007 and 2009.
  58. The Pros Of An Endowment Life Insurance Policy

    Endowment life insurance is a way to save for your child's college education. Here's a look at the positives of a policy ...
  59. Why Eating Healthy Won't Break The Bank

    With a little foresight, every consumer can find ways to eat healthier without spending much money.
  60. Simple Ways To Save For Maternity Leave

    Here are some useful ways you can save money for the numerous expenses you will encounter when you are on maternity leave. ...
  61. Best Cars For College Students

    These cars are fuel-efficient and affordable, making them perfect choices for college students.
  62. Why People Are Having Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments

    Many Americans are having a tough time paying their mortgages. Here are some reasons why some homeowners fared better than ...
  63. Cheap Ways To Work Out And Stay In Shape

    Just because your household budget is feeling squeezed, doesn’t mean you should put fitness on the back burner. There are ...
  64. Spotting A Forex Scam

    Forex scams are more common than you think. We tell you how to spot them.
  65. Financial Implications Of Keeping Your Maiden Name

    Equality, career options and finances can all play a role in a woman's choice to keep her maiden name, or hyphenate it, once ...
  66. 5 Grocery Items Affected By The Rising Price Of Corn

    These items have a direct relation to the production of corn, and may have rising prices this summer.
  67. Ways To Save Money On Childcare

    Here's how to get the most out of your money when it comes to taking care of your child.
  68. 4 Common Questions About Hiring Staff

    The more you plan upfront, the more likely it is that your first outing with hiring will be successful.
  69. Financial Impacts Of Workplace Bullying

    Bullying not only affects the people involved, it also leads to financial losses for companies.
  70. A Lifeline For Those Drowning In Debt

    Don't wait to be saved, find out where the lifesaving devices are and hang on tight!
  71. The Beauty Of Budgeting

    Make it to the end of the month, before you run out of money.
  72. Which Tablet Should You Buy?

    Here's a comparison of the big name tablets that are on the market right now.
  73. Homeschool Or Public School?

    Here's a rundown of whether homeschooling or public schooling is a better choice for your child.
  74. 6 Common Advertising Phrases To Be Wary Of

    Things are rarely as they appear, especially in the marketing and advertising world.
  75. 5 Retirement-Wrecking Moves

    These common mistakes can sabotage your nest egg and your plans for retiring.
  76. Ethical Wills Share Final Thoughts With Heirs

    This document allows a testator, the person making the will, to leave a personal legacy.
  77. Microsoft Vs. Apple

    Microsoft may be riding Apple's coattails, but that doesn't mean they won't eat Apple's lunch.
  78. The Hidden Costs Of Self-Employment

    If you are self-employed, vacation time, health benefits, insurance and taxes are all things you will have to deal with on ...
  79. Most Successful Movie Reboots

    These are movie ideas that just keep on giving at the box office.
  80. The Worth Of Stay-At-Home Parents

    As the traditional roles of mothers and fathers in the U.S. continue to become blurred, we assess their value as stay-at-home ...
  81. Why Making Minimum Payments Gets You Nowhere

    Getting out of debt can be difficult, but paying off a minimum balance each month only makes things worse.
  82. 6 Ways To Lose Your Estate

    Find out why you shouldn't put off putting your affairs in order.
  83. The Importance Of Your Credit Rating

    A great starting point for learning what a credit score is, how it is calculated and why it is so important.
  84. Most Effective Charitable Organizations

    We look at some of the world's top charities and see how much of their donation money actually goes towards fulfilling their ...
  85. How Women Can Improve Their Financial Standings

    From taking greater risks to saving more, here are some specific ways women can improve their financial situations.
  86. Taking Advantage Of Property Tax Abatement Programs

    Increase your home's value without increasing your property taxes.
  87. Tax Rules For Renting Out Your Vacation Home

    Here's a rundown of the specific tax rules that apply to homeowners renting out a vacation property.
  88. 3 Scenarios Where Downsizing Your Home Is Smart

    Downsizing your home can be a great step towards less financial stress, and leave you more time for family and travel
  89. RV Travelers: A Niche Market For Advisors

    RV travelers can provide an interesting challenge for advisors.
  90. How Families Can Survive With Just One Income

    An increasing number of households are getting by on one income. Surviving on only one income has its challenges, but it ...
  91. Risks To Consider Before Investing In Bonds

    Make sure you understand the risks associated with bonds before making an investment decision.
  92. Facts You Didn't Know About Private Student Loans

    Take a close look at the characteristics of private student loans before deciding it's the best path to take.
  93. What Happens When Your Credit Card Expires

    You can take advantage of this process to learn about other cards that may better suit your needs.
  94. Bookkeeping 101 For Advisors

    Setting up an easy-to-manage system and dedicating time to keeping it current helps keep your business on the right track. ...
  95. Cheap Ways To Keep Cool This Summer

    Try these techniques to stay cool and have fun this summer while still saving money.
  96. The Flow Of Company Information

    Learn how to gather all the pieces before you start to put together your puzzle.
  97. The 8 Most Volatile Sectors

    Volatility often frightens investors. Here are some unstable sectors to watch out for.
  98. Saving Money On Individual Health Insurance Policies

    Here are tips on how to find the best individual health insurance policy for you, based on your needs and budget.
  99. Must-Have Software For The Home Office

    If you have a home business, these pieces of software can be extremely helpful to you.
  100. The Pareto Principle And Savings

    Here's how you can implement the Pareto principle in your everyday life to improve your financial standing.
  101. 5 Easy Ways To Expand Your Vacation Budget

    Driving to your vacation destination and using discount travel sites are two ways you can save money on your next trip.
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