Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  3. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  4. 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. ...
  5. Industries That Benefit From Broke College Students

    These types of businesses have found success by capitalizing on the college demographic.
  6. 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. ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. Celebrity Couples Where The Woman Earns More

    Even in Hollywood there are some cases where the female is the main provider of income.
  11. 4 Common Sales Techniques People Fall For

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

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  13. Have Housing Prices Bottomed Out?

    Here are some of the key figures on the current housing market and how you might interpret them.
  14. 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.
  15. Scary Statistics About Retirement For Women

    Here are some recent figures that highlight how women are preparing for retirement.
  16. Sell Your Skills, Not Your Degree

    If you want to switch careers, you may not have to go back to school to do it.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. How To Tell If You're Cheap Or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  20. What To Do If You Filed Your Taxes Late

    What happens if you missed this year's April 17 deadline?
  21. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch ...
  22. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  23. Franchises That Have Tweens To Thank For Financial Success

    With the tween market spending an estimated $43 billion per annum, we look at the global franchises which have taken advantage ...
  24. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  25. Tips To Help You Avoid Being Audited

    Since 2009, the number of annual audits has increased by 12%. Find out how to decrease your chances of being audited.
  26. 6 Steps To Becoming A Real Estate Agent

    Take these steps seriously, and you'll have your first "sold" sign up with your savings account still intact.
  27. Alternatives To The Cold Call

    Want to build your business as a financial professional? We provide some choice advice.
  28. 5 Ways To Save On Parking

    Parking can be expensive, but options like carpools and economy lots can add up to big savings.
  29. Financial Information Your Spouse Should Know

    Your family needs to be prepared if something happens to you, which is why sharing financial information is important.
  30. Should Your 401(k) Be In An Annuity?

    Housing your retirement plan inside a variable annuity contract offers some big advantages, but only if you are close to ...
  31. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  32. Can Your Age Lower Your Credit Score?

    Here is a rundown of how age can relate to what your credit score is.
  33. 5 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent In A Down Market

    Home sales continue to struggle. Now more than ever, you need a good agent to help you sell your home. Here's why.
  34. Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

    Certain careers can be prestigious and lucrative, but there are always costs. Find out if they're worth it.
  35. How To Plan An Affordable Summer Wedding

    With summer just around the corner, we look at how couples looking to tie the knot can make significant savings during the ...
  36. 4 Behaviors That Sabotage Your Investment Goals

    If you can't figure out why you're not achieving the returns you want, these behaviors might explain why.
  37. How To Eat Healthy Food And Save Money

    With the organic food market continuing to thrive, we look at ways in which the modern consumer can cut his or her costs ...
  38. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  39. Last Will And Testament: Not Just For The Elderly

    It's never too early to plan your last will and testament. Find out what steps need to be taken.
  40. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  41. Save On College Budget Busters

    Post-secondary education is expensive, but these tips can help reduce your costs - and the amount of money you have to borrow. ...
  42. 4 Companies That Facebook Should Buy

    Facebook will start looking to acquire startups that can help in its ongoing expansion.
  43. What You Should Know About Rewards Devaluation

    Think you have enough rewards points for that summer vacation? You better think twice about that.
  44. How To Get Frequent Flyer Rewards If You Don't Fly Often

    There are many ways to rack up frequent flyer miles even if you don't fly often. Here are some tips to do so.
  45. Financial Benefits Of Moving In Together

    Here is a list of financial positives you may see if you move in with your significant other.
  46. Do The Rich Work Less As Taxes Rise?

    We look at how high taxes might provide incentive for people to work less.
  47. 7 Ways To Save Money In College

    Picking the right phone plan and using student discounts are just some of the ways to reduce mounting student debt.
  48. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  49. Bank Account Tips For Young People

    If you’re just getting started with managing your own bank account, these tips will show you how to do it right.
  50. An Introduction To Life Settlements

    A life settlement is the trading of a life insurance policy under specific circumstances. Learn what it's all about.
  51. 3 Top-Performing Nonprofits

    With the third sector set to evolve significantly in 2012, this article looks at the top-performing nonprofits and their ...
  52. When Selling Your Startup Makes Sense

    It's best to grow your startup into a mature company prior to selling it.
  53. Your Kid's College Loan: Who Should Foot The Bill?

    Discover the federal student loan options for both parents and students.
  54. Advance Your Career With A Finance Job Overseas

    Many finance jobs have moved overseas, creating exciting opportunities. Find out how to get in on the trend.
  55. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  56. The Best Time For Young People To Get A Credit Card

    When should you get your first credit card - in high school, college, after graduation or never?
  57. 8 Careers That Pay Less Than You Think

    If you ever thought EMTs or reporters make a lot of money, you'd be wrong.
  58. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  59. The Titanic Proves Its Worth

    In commemeration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Premier Exhibitions will be auctioning off some artifacts ...
  60. New Construction's Hidden Costs Can Burn Buyers

    Before you buy that brand-new home, read this first. There are some things you should know about.
  61. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  62. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  63. How To Shop At Wholesale Retailers

    Have a plan and think twice before you venture through the sliding glass doors.
  64. What Are Gift Taxes?

    If you're not sure what gift taxes are, read on and we'll explain.
  65. 4 Female Celebrities Who Excel In Business

    Not all celebrities are successful in their business ventures, but some have done very well.
  66. How To Decide What Your Kids Deserve For Allowance

    When choosing your allowance method, here are some considerations to factor in.
  67. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  68. Student Loans Now Exceed $1 Trillion

    Certain life milestones are put on hold for graduates.
  69. How To Pay Taxes If You're Overseas

    Here is a step by step guide to paying taxes if you are a U.S. citizen living overseas.
  70. Advisors: How To Help Young Clients Plan For The Future

    Making high-risk investments isn't always the best course. Learn what other factors advisors should consider.
  71. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  72. The Financial Considerations Of Building Vs. Buying

    Here's a rundown of how building your own home compares to buying one already built.
  73. How The U.S. Automobile Industry Has Changed

    We give a brief history lesson on the rise and fall of the American auto industry.
  74. 5 Biggest Celebrity Product Failures

    From the Kardashians to Hulk Hogan to Britney Spears and more, find out how these celebrities' businesses failed and why. ...
  75. Illegal Interview Questions To Watch Out For

    If you were ever asked any of these questions during an interview you shouldn't have been, because they are illegal.
  76. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  77. What Is Servant Leadership?

    Robert Greenleaf developed the concept of servant leadership, and many believe it is the key to avoiding greed-based company ...
  78. Find The Right Bond At The Right Time

    Find out which bonds you should be investing in and when you should be buying them.
  79. Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection. ...
  80. Is Stock Picking A Myth?

    Find out if mutual fund managers can successfully pick stocks or if you're better off with an index fund.
  81. Paying Your Investment Advisor - Fees Or Commissions?

    The way a professional is compensated can affect quality of service. Learn more here.
  82. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  83. A Double Undergrad Can Cost You Your MBA

    At college, many students prefer to do a double undergrad to broaden their education, but this can hinder you - financially ...
  84. Investing In Property Out Of State

    If you can't afford property close to home, consider taking the real estate plunge elsewhere in the country.
  85. How College Lifestyles Affect Financial Success

    Students who save money and pay their bills on time will develop financially protective habits for their post-college years. ...
  86. 10 Reasons To Use Your Credit Card

    Charging purchases is not always a no-no. In fact, there are some very sound reasons for choosing this option.
  87. Top WNBA Salaries: How Do They Stack Up?

    NBA players get paid in the millions but WNBA players are making far less. Find out how much these top female athletes are ...
  88. Rethinking Summer Vacation

    Summer vacation doesn't have to be expensive in order to be fun.
  89. Tax Benefits For Taking Care Of Adults

    Here are some tax benefits you can get if you are taking care of an adult.
  90. How To Prosper During Spring And Summer

    There are many ways to make money in the months ahead, thanks to an increase in both job opportunities and benefits for start-ups. ...
  91. Cheapest Homes In America

    Here are the cities in the U.S. that offer the best home prices.
  92. Insurance Features That You Shouldn't Get

    Here's a rundown of what types of life insurance might be worthwhile for you, and which types aren't.
  93. 2 Important Lessons For Small Business Owners

    With small businesses key to economic growth in the U.S., this article addresses the core differences between profit and ...
  94. Why Marriage Makes Financial Sense

    Getting married has many financial positives. Here are some of them.
  95. Getting The Most From Your Health Insurance Policy

    Don't get stuck with high out-of-pocket costs. Read on to see how you can save your money.
  96. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  97. Mobile Apps That Help You Earn Money

    With the mobile app industry set to continue its growth, we address apps that deliver money-making opportunities to users. ...
  98. Dining Out With The Family On A Budget

    Skipping appetizers and looking for coupons can save money on your final bill at the restaurant.
  99. The Gender Wage Gap

    Even though women's salaries are going up, there are a few places where that isn't the case.
  100. Filing Taxes As A Freelancer

    This is different than filing as a regular employee. Find out what you have to do and how much you have to pay.
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