Personal Finance Articles

  1. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  2. 7 Ways To Build A Professional Network In School

    Having a network of people in the same profession as you can improve your career prospects. Here's how to build a professional ...
  3. Dropping Out Of School To Start A Business

    Peter Thiel's fellowship program makes skipping school very tempting. Should you quit school to pursue a business startup? ...
  4. Why Curiosity Cost $2.5 Billion

    NASA's Rover, named curiosity, recently landed on Mars and cost Americans $2.5 billion. Was it worth the cost to taxpayers?
  5. 5 Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich While Still In School

    Many of America's most successful entrepreneurs found fame well before graduating.
  6. How To Pick The Right Lawyer

    Find out what factors to consider before hiring an attorney.
  7. The Future Of The Television Industry

    More and more consumers are choosing to avoid cable providers and find alternative TV viewing options.
  8. A 5-Point Plan To Financial Success

    Financial planning is one of the keys to a successful future. Here is how you can get your finances in order.
  9. The Best And Worst Olympic Financial Planning

    While the Olympic Games are the pinnacle of sport, they also hold the potential to wreak the highest level of financial havoc.
  10. 5 Misconceptions About A Fiduciary

    Having knowledge of what a fiduciary is will not only impress your friends at a party, but it will also help you understand ...
  11. The Cost Of Making An iPhone

    Apple is enjoying record profits, partly because the company pays its factory workers low wages.
  12. Social Media Advertising Done Wrong

    Here are some of the more notable social media disasters involving large companies.
  13. Top 5 Incentives For Student Startups

    If you can learn to juggle course work and cash flow, you'll be ready for anything.
  14. How The Auction Market Works

    Here's a look into the online auction market and how to get yourself the best value possible on sites like eBay and Quibids.
  15. An Introduction To Roth IRAs

    Be sure to consider the tax benefits and the eligibility requirements of the Roth IRA.
  16. Alternatives To Layoffs

    Companies lay off employees during times of economic hardship, but there are other, less severe, ways to cut back on the ...
  17. Young Investors: What Are You Waiting For?

    By investing at a younger age, you can harness the power of compounding - not penny-pinching - for profit.
  18. Who You Know Might Matter More

    The saying: "It's not what you know, but who you know," might just be true. Here's a look at why connections are so important ...
  19. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  20. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
  21. 6 Months To A Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  22. Which Credit Reporting Sites Can You Trust?

    It can be difficult to determine the best place to find out your credit score. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
  23. 3 Ways You Can Evaluate Country Risk

    Diversifying your portfolio includes looking beyond your borders. Here are a few ways to analyze risk when investing abroad. ...
  24. The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  25. 5 Companies Built On Secrets

    Here are five companies that tout their clandestine knowledge as part of their successes.
  26. Strong Bond ETFs In A Bond-Eroding Economy

    The ETF boom has given the average retail investor the ability to add some alternative bond types to a portfolio.
  27. The Risky Business Of Courting LGBT Customers

    Is courting LGBT customers as risky for businesses as people think? Read on to find out.
  28. The Rise Of Recycle Theft

    The depressed economy and rising prices are causing recycle thieves to steal more scrap metal, grease and cardboard.
  29. How Paul Ryan's Proposed Plans Will Affect Americans

    Romney's running mate wants to reduce government spending and entitlement programs. What does this mean for the average American?
  30. A Tax Primer For Homeowners

    Go beyond interest and find out how mortgage points affect your taxable income.
  31. What Women Want From A Financial Advisor

    Women's wealth is increasing and so is their need for a solid financial plan. Savvy advisors should be taking advantage.
  32. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  33. Are High-Yield Bonds Too Risky?

    Despite their reputation, the debt securities known as "junk bonds" may actually reduce risk in your portfolio.
  34. Why Hollywood Makes Bad Movies

    It's often much more financially viable for film studios to make bad movies and unnecessary remakes than it is to make critically-acclaimed ...
  35. Debit Card Fraud: Is Your Money At Risk?

    As criminals are becoming more savvy, your money is becoming more vulnerable.
  36. Why An Emergency Fund Is Important

    Emergency funds are vital in case you lose your job or perhaps have an expensive medical emergency, but why do so few people ...
  37. Smartest Things To Do With $10,000 Of Savings

    It's crucial that you put your hard-earned cash to good use. Putting away $10,000 is comforting, but investing that money ...
  38. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Hired gun not in your budget? Learn to be your own credit counselor.
  39. 5 Ways To Shop Safely Online

    Shopping online can be convenient, but if shoppers do not use caution, they can be susceptible to many scams.
  40. What Bad Habits Cost

    Studies show that smoking, overeating and drinking are not only unhealthy, but expensive as well.
  41. 5 Things That'll Ruin Your Chances Of Selling Your Home

    Failing to properly promote your house when it is on the market can wreck your chances of selling quickly and for the price ...
  42. How PFG Pulled Off 2 Decades Of Fraud

    Peregrine Financial Group's Russell Wasendorf Sr.'s admission of a nearly 20-year-old fraud echoes the Madoff affair.
  43. Are Women's Portfolios Better Than Men's?

    A recent study found that women's portfolios tend to perform better than men's. This is likely because women are more averse ...
  44. 6 Must-Do Fall Maintenance Tasks

    Winter is coming. Here are some helpful tips you will need to know to make sure your home is prepared to withstand extreme ...
  45. Steps To Take If You Lose Your Smartphone

    With the amount of personal info people store on their smartphones, losing these devices is a scary thought. Here are the ...
  46. Debt Consolidation Made Easy

    These five steps can help get you out of debt faster and easier than you'd ever imagined.
  47. E-Books Vs. Print Books

    Paper or plastic? Here's a look at some of the pros and cons of e-books and hard copies, and a look at which medium might ...
  48. 5 Ways You Can Get Paid To Travel

    Whether it's being a travel writer or teaching English overseas, there are many ways you can make a living traveling the ...
  49. The Advantages Of Bonds

    Bonds contribute an element of stability to almost any portfolio and offer a safe and conservative investment.
  50. 5 Biggest Career-Costing Jokes

    These celebrities inappropriate attempts to garner cheap laughs ended up costing them work, respect and a lot of money.
  51. Training New Employees Vs. Hiring Skilled Workers

    The decision to hire internally or externally is based on many considerations, and not all of them are financial.
  52. Working Through The Generation Gap

    With many baby boomers nearing retirement, effective succession plans will be needed in the financial services industry.
  53. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  54. 7 Misconceptions About Sales Tax Holidays

    Sales tax holidays can offer consumers a lot of savings. Here's what consumers need to know about saving money on sales taxes.
  55. Corporate Bonds: An Introduction To Credit Risk

    Corporate bonds offer higher yields, but it's important to evaluate the extra risk involved before you buy.
  56. Which Coupon Company Is Supreme?

    Couponing is extremely popular and that doesn't look like it's going to change any time soon. Here's a look at some of the ...
  57. Forex Taxation Basics

    Trading forex can make for a confusing time organizing your taxes. These simple steps will keep everything straight.
  58. Two Roads: Debt Or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer - unless you learn to live on less.
  59. Starbucks Goes Square

    The partnership between Starbucks and Square will likely spur more interest in the mobile payment space.
  60. Which Demographics Are Struggling To Find Work?

    It's not just the unskilled unable to find jobs in the U.S. Here is a look at some highly-skilled demographics that are having ...
  61. Why More Than Half Of American Breadwinners Are Women

    Women are closing the gender gap, and today many supply the main source of income for their households. Find out why.
  62. Items That Cost More To Buy Than They Do To Produce

    You may just be better off making these grocery items at home, or growing them in a garden, considering how much producers ...
  63. Layoff Protection Plans: Good Deal Or Gimmick?

    If you get laid off, these plans can be of great value, but the best protection may be to avoid big purchases altogether. ...
  64. 6 Ways To Get Your Full Security Deposit Back

    When renting an apartment, a security or damage deposit is almost always required. Here are some tips to help you avoid unforeseen ...
  65. Countries With The Highest Tax Rates

    Find out how America compares to other nations when it comes to factors such as overall tax burden and total number of hours ...
  66. Are Big Budget Video Games Dead?

    More people seem to be gaming on tablets and smartphones over consoles, which means this could be the end of big budget console ...
  67. Layaway Plans: Get The Goods Without Going Into Debt

    If using a layaway plan keeps you from having to use your credit card, it could be a smart move.
  68. 6 Signs That It's Time To Sell Your Startup

    A lack of profits isn't the only reason to sell your business. Here are some telltale signs that indicate you need to sell ...
  69. 3 Ways To Indirectly Invest In Apple

    Here are a few companies that should profit off the success of Apple and could be a more viable investing option for many. ...
  70. Creating A Feasibility Report With TELOS

    TELOS is an excellent resource if you're looking to create a feasibility report for your small business. Here are ways you ...
  71. Money Moves You Should Make Before You Retire

    Getting old is about the only thing you don't need to work at when preparing for retirement. Have you covered these other ...
  72. Are Private Student Loans The Next Lending Crisis?

    The CFPB is keeping an eye on the student loan market because it believes it uses the same lending policies as mortgage lenders ...
  73. 7 Underpaid Jobs

    Soldiers and EMTs are two professions that should probably command a higher wage.
  74. There's Help Coming For Your Credit Report

    Soon, there will be another body protecting consumers when it comes to credit scores. Here are some new things to know about ...
  75. Billionaires Who Don't Mix Business With The Bible

    Business leaders such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates didn't build their businesses on religious beliefs.
  76. Managing Varied Generations In The Workplace

    With today's workforce made up of many different generations, here are some ways employers can help different generations ...
  77. 8 Ways To Save Your Finances From The Drought

    Reworking your budget and making your home as fire resistant as possible are just some of the ways that you can protect your ...
  78. How To Prepare For Healthcare Changes Today

    Companies are rethinking the level of coverage they give to their employees and how much that coverage will cost. Learn your ...
  79. 5 Ways To Boost Your Firm's Value

    In today's tough business environment, firms have to get creative with ways to boost value for their shareholders.
  80. Spotting Credit-Repair Scams

    Credit repair scams are common in today's debt-reliant world. Don't be a victim!
  81. 4 Natural Disasters Affecting The American Economy

    2012 has already seen more than its fair share of significant natural disasters and the economy is suffering for it.
  82. 4 Reality Show Businesses To Avoid

    You may want to think twice before quitting your day job to pursue these careers. Despite their popularity on TV, these jobs ...
  83. Protect Assets, Create Income, Retire Happy

    Find out what you can do to ensure a comfortable transition to your post-work years.
  84. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And The Bond Market

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  85. Tiny Design Tweaks That Make Millions For Companies

    A minor tweak in a product's design can mean big profits for companies, just ask Apple and Rubbermaid.
  86. Top 6 Marriage-Killing Money Issues

    Strengthen your marriage by discussing these financial pitfalls.
  87. Mortgage Points: What's The Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  88. Does A Gold Medal Guarantee Riches?

    For every Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, there are many Olympic medalists who will never see endorsement deals or fame.
  89. The Stock Market Loves The Olympics

    Over the last 26 Summer Olympics, the average rate of return of the DJIA during the games was an impressive 4%.
  90. Ways Money Can Buy A Little Happiness

    Money can't buy happiness for everyone, but it may be able to buy you time, security and experiences.
  91. How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.
  92. Top Paying Math-Related Careers

    These jobs require specialized math skills that intimidate most laymen. But, for those with the wit and work ethic to attain ...
  93. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  94. How A Country's GDP Relates To Its Gold Medal Count

    Data shows that countries that are winning a smaller percentage of gold medals are seeing their share of the worldwide GDP ...
  95. Getting Your Kids Their First Credit Card

    Putting some plastic in your children's wallets may actually help them - if you do it right.
  96. NCAA Sports Programs That Were Given The Death Penalty

    Penn State isn't the only college that's gotten punished for inappropriate behavior. Here are some college teams that were ...
  97. The Generational Debt Gap

    Are future generations in trouble when it comes to how much debt they have? We compare debt between other age groups to find ...
  98. Moving Back Home: A Win-Win Situation

    When a young adult moves back home it can be beneficial for their finances and their parents'.
  99. Take Control Of Your Credit Cards

    The plastic in your wallet doesn't have to hurt your finances. Learn how to manage it responsibly.
  100. Deducting Your Donations

    Generosity may be its own reward, but some charitable giving also provides personal tax benefits.
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