Personal Finance Articles

  1. What Is And Isn't Covered By Homeowners Insurance

    Understanding what your insurance covers can be confusing. Learn what almost all insurance policies have in common.
  2. 5 Ideas To Supplement Your Retirement Income

    Are you looking to supplement your retirement income, or just need to get out of the house? We list five possible ways to do it.
  3. 6 Benefits Of Using A Credit Union

    Find out how credit unions are community-focused and offer better interest rates than traditional banks.
  4. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  5. Youngest Inventors To Strike It Rich

    Some of these inventors were younger than 10 years old when they came up with their practical and ingenious ideas.
  6. The Best Retirement Account For You

    There is a dizzying array of retirement accounts in America. Learn which is the right one for you.
  7. How To Budget For A New Baby

    The cost of raising a family varies. We break down the expenses involved in having your first child.
  8. What Does Winning A Gold Medal Mean For Your Finances?

    We look at how winning a gold medal at the Olympic games affects the athlete's, the team's and the country's bottom line.
  9. Successful Companies That Improved With New Leadership

    The death of a successful corporate founder and CEO doesn't necessarily mean the company will fail. Many have flourished afterwards.
  10. Eat Healthy And Save Money

    These six cheap and nutritious foods are a perfect way to deal with rising grocery prices while staying healthy.
  11. 7 Tips To Move On The Cheap

    Moving can be very expensive, but if you use these cost-effective moving tips you'll save money.
  12. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  13. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  14. Gifts That Help Save Money

    These practical gifts will help save money on energy costs, groceries, home improvement and more.
  15. Gold Scams To Watch Out For

    Buying and selling gold can be extremely lucrative, but there are also many risks associated with gold. Here are some useful tips.
  16. How Retirement Programs Vary Worldwide

    Is old age insurance in the U.S. relatively indulgent? Discover how it compares to programs elsewhere.
  17. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  18. Who's Most Likely To Be In Debt In 2012?

    With the economy still struggling, we look at homeowners, retirees and students to see who will be most affected by debt next year.
  19. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  20. 8 Reasons To Dump A Mutual Fund

    Buy and hold is not forever. Find out when it pays to sell your fund and move on.
  21. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  22. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  23. Media's Most Controversial Political Pundits

    We look at these conservative pundits' past statements, books, listener base and, in some cases, earnings.
  24. How Being A Student Saves You Money

    We list seven ways you can keep cash in your pocket as a student.
  25. Recession-Proof Sports Leagues

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  26. Cheap Celebrity Appearance Fees

    Make your next party truly epic by hiring an affordable celebrity to attend your event.
  27. 3 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

    Real estate can be a highly effective wealth building tool. Learn how to increase your chances of success.
  28. How Hollywood Portrays Wall Street

    Here is a rundown of some of the most interesting takes Hollywood has had on Wall Street news.
  29. Are Vision And Dental Plans Worth It?

    Weigh your options before you decide to change or stick with your current insurance coverage. Think about these before you sign on the dotted line.
  30. Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became An Empire

    One of the most powerful companies in the entertainment sector has some lessons to share for new budding entrepreneurs.
  31. 5 Most Expensive Diamonds Ever Auctioned

    The Sun Drop Diamond was auctioned on November 15 for $10.9 million. How does that compare to other expensive diamonds that have been sold?
  32. How To Build Your Professional Reputation

    If you’re an expert in a particular field, you can use Internet resources to get your name out there. We tell you six ways of how to do it.
  33. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  34. All I Want For Christmas Are These ETFs

    Back in the day, parents or grandparents used to buy children savings bonds. Today, it may be shares in an ETF.
  35. The FHA's Minimum Property Standards

    If you're thinking about purchasing a home with an FHA loan, here are some standards that must be met for the deal to go through.
  36. Student Loan Rules You Should Know About

    Before signing your student loan documents, you should know about these changes for 2012.
  37. How To Profit From Natural Gas

    A new bill was introduced to encourage expansion of natural gas. Learn how this could be a money-maker for consumers.
  38. How To Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

    When traveling this holiday season, use these tips to protect yourself from identity theft while on the road.
  39. Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?

    Take the mystery out of credit scores by learning the most important ways it can impact your life.
  40. 6 Types Of Insurance Coverage You Didn't Think You Needed

    These different types of insurance coverage can be beneficial, but they're often overlooked and misunderstood.
  41. 5 Overlooked Vacation-Planning Tips

    As fun as vacations are, planning for them can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you avoid that stress.
  42. 6 Smartphone Apps To Help Save On Holiday Shopping

    With the help of these smartphone apps, you can save money and find upcoming deals for the holidays.
  43. 3 Superstar Athletes That Nobody Wanted

    Professional sports teams are willing to pay big money for superstar athletes, but what happens when players don't live up to the hype?
  44. How To Use Price Adjustments To Get The Best Deals

    We take a look at 6 top retailers' price adjustment policies, and tell you how to get your money's worth.
  45. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  46. New Wheels: Lease Or Buy?

    These two major ways to obtain a car have very different advantages and drawbacks. Find out which is best for you.
  47. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  48. Understanding Contents Coverage

    This type of insurance deals with personal belongings. Find out what it covers, and if you need to cover more expensive items.
  49. 4 Ways To Get The Most From Your Credit Cards This Cyber Monday

    Before you check out, make sure you're not leaving rewards on the table.
  50. 4 Reasons To Use Your Benefits Before Year-End

    In some situations, you're better off taking care of medical and dental work now than waiting until next year.
  51. 3 Republican Plans For Your Taxes

    With an election year looming, candidates are playing with taxes to try to earn your vote.
  52. 7 Unique And Inexpensive Gifts For The Holidays

    Looking for gift ideas that won't break the bank? We've got seven personal service ideas for you.
  53. Must-Use Platforms For Job Seekers

    Social media sites like LinkedIn have become invaluable in the search for a job.
  54. 6 Cost-Effective Tips For Hosting Houseguests Over The Holidays

    With the holiday season fast approaching, what are some ways you can be a gracious host without breaking the bank?
  55. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  56. 7 Steps For Building Your Personal Brand Online

    Here are seven ways to maximize your professional exposure online.
  57. Rethink Your Credit Cards For Holiday Spending

    Make sure you have the best cards for your spending habits, before the holidays.
  58. Want To Know What Disclosures Mean ... In Plain English?

    Disclosures are the fine print in financial reports. We strip away the legal speak to tell you what they really mean.
  59. How To Combat Youth Unemployment

    As youth unemployment in the U.S. hovers around the 18% mark, the time has come for government action.
  60. 4 Pricing Strategies That Increase Your Spending

    Find out whether you're actually saving money, or if you're being duped into unnecessary spending.
  61. How To Protect Your Smartphone From Identity Theft

    A smartphone is an identity thief's dream come true because of all of the information it contains. How can you protect your smartphone data?
  62. 4 Addictive Brands Consumers Crave

    Many product brands breed loyalty and obsession. Discover which ones people can't seem to live without.
  63. How Social Media Can Help Consumers Save Money

    Social media can be used as an effective consumer tool that can help users save money.
  64. How Students Can Save When Traveling

    Are you planning for spring break? We've got some tips for you that will go a long way towards saving money and being safe.
  65. 3 Reasons For Job Seekers To Stay Positive During A Recession

    Don't be fooled by the doom-and-gloom headlines - a recession can actually have benefits for some companies and job seekers.
  66. What You Should, And Shouldn't, Buy On Black Friday

    While there are many great deals on Black Friday, there are also plenty of purchases that can wait until after the holidays.
  67. Whose Fault Is Identity Theft?

    You've been so careful, so how did they get your information? Who is really to blame for your identity being stolen?
  68. 5 Most Profitable Toys Of Past Christmases

    Learn how some of the most popular toys of all time affected their companies' performance.
  69. 8 Of The Most Successful Ad Campaigns Of All Time

    These businesses benefited from having very catchy slogans and clever marketing campaigns.
  70. Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  71. Is An ESOP Right For Your Business?

    Discover how to transfer your company's net worth to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  72. 5 Digital Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

    Since you embrace the digital aspect of shopping, why not start thinking about digital technology for the gifts themselves?
  73. What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

    Having your identity stolen is a nightmare. If you are ever faced with the situation, use these steps to alleviate the problem.
  74. 5 Companies In The Black On Black Friday

    Black Friday sales are almost here. Check out which companies do well during this hectic day.
  75. The Most Famous Me-Too Products

    Many companies duplicate successful products with something similar. When does it work and when does it not?
  76. How To Avoid Online Scams

    Thieves are getting smarter with online scams. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself.
  77. 7 Disadvantages Of Tablets

    Tablets can be useful, but do you really need one? Here are some negative qualities of tablets.
  78. Combining Your Plan Assets? Not So Fast!

    You might reduce the costs of maintaining more than one account, but you could also be forfeiting tax benefits.
  79. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  80. Is Identity Theft Still An Issue?

    It's all but disappeared from the news, but can we claim victory against identity theft?
  81. Who Spends The Most During Black Friday?

    We look at how much people typically spend during Black Friday, and what areas of the country are seeing the most spending.
  82. 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

    Jewelry, apparel and - surprise! - gift cards lead the way for this shopping season.
  83. How To Find The Right Tax Preparer

    Choosing the right tax preparer for your needs is extremely important. However, many are not up to the task, so you need to be careful.
  84. 3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    A better credit score can improve your financial future. How can you improve your score?
  85. 5 Overlooked Places Where Your Identity Can Be Stolen

    Identity theft affects many Americans, and are often caught off guard. These are 5 places thieves target.
  86. 5 Reasons The U.S. May See Another Debt Downgrade

    Bank of America says a downgrade could take place before the end of the year. Find out why.
  87. How Much Revenue Do College Sports Produce?

    We check out how much money college sports teams and star athletes bring in for their respective schools.
  88. 6 Tips For Feasting On A Budget

    Groceries can be very expensive, but there are some easy ways, like coupons and purchasing in bulk, you can get a lot for very little.
  89. Everything You Need To Know About Warranties

    Warranties are often considered when purchasing gifts. When should you purchase warranties and for what?
  90. Alternate Methods Of Online Payment

    Paying by credit is one of the most common methods of payment for online shopping in the U.S. However, there are many other options worth testing out.
  91. 10 Ways To Reach The Top 1%

    You might not make it to the top 1% but these 10 small economic changes might get you well on your way.
  92. Businesses That Benefit The Most From Black Friday

    Some businesses make the majority of their money during Black Friday. What businesses see the most uptick in profits during this time of year?
  93. How To Drink For Less

    There are many unique ways to save money when you go to the bar, including using social media like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare
  94. The Quick And Simple Tablet Buyer's Guide

    Tablets are going to be a very popular gift item this year, but with all the options available, how do you decide?
  95. 5 Expenses You Want to Be Deductible But Aren't

    Here are five expenses that many taxpayers often try to claim only to find out that their deductions are denied.
  96. 9 Events That Moved The Markets In October

    October is behind us but what was behind those big gains? Here are 9 events behind market volatility last month.
  97. Steve Jobs' 10 Most Innovative Creations

    Steve Jobs was a brilliant CEO and a visionary. These are some examples of his most innovative creations.
  98. Considerations For Long-Term Care Coverage

    Medical and financial health determine whether long-term care insurance will pay off.
  99. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  100. Don't Put Off Your Year-End Tax Plan

    From sales tax deductions to credit reports, check out what items should be on your financial checklist.
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