Personal Finance Articles

  1. 6 Things That Spike Your Auto Insurance

    Several factors can cause your auto insurance to rise. Knowing what these are can help you find the best deal.
  2. Home Improvements That Require Permits

    Many home remodeling projects require permits, which the homeowner is responsible for. Here is a list of projects that may ...
  3. What About Canada's Housing Bubble?

    Canadians may want to take a closer look at their housing market, lest it experience the same problems as the United States'.
  4. Most Expensive Franchise Fees

    Here are a few of the most expensive franchises available for purchase in the United States.
  5. Actively-Managed ETFs: Risks And Benefits For Investors

    Find out how these second-generation ETFs are changing the marketplace.
  6. 5 Ways To Fund A College Education

    You can go to college without going broke, but it may take an unconventional approach.
  7. Which Income Class Are You?

    This article identifies the various income classes in America. Find out which class you fall under.
  8. Lessons From Thriving Retailers

    Department stores such as J.C. Penney and Sears don't have the same staying power as their competition.
  9. What Is A Will And Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  10. The Benefits Of Having A Floating Island For Startups

    The Blueseed project is an ambitious idea, but it will definitely have its perks once it's up and floating.
  11. 5 Safety Net Services Available To Americans

    Here's a look at the different services available, the numbers of people they serve and how much money is used to support ...
  12. RFID Credit Cards: Is Your Identity Safe?

    Smart cards may offer new ways for thieves to steal your identity.
  13. How To File A Canadian Tax Return

    The process for filing a Canadian tax return is easy and streamlined. Here is the information you need to know before filing.
  14. Evaluating Your Personal Financial Statement

    Determine your net worth by making your own cash flow statement and balance sheet.
  15. 5 Best Countries For Starting And Owning A Small Business

    Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark are just some of the most business-friendly countries in the world.
  16. Selecting And Managing Insurance Payouts

    Find out which settlement option is right for you before you recieve your funds.
  17. Protect Your Personal Assets

    A family limited partnership (FLP) can go a long way toward securing your family's property.
  18. Is Premium Fuel Worth The Cost?

    Find out if paying extra for higher-octane gasoline is worth the extra price at the pump.
  19. Can You Handle A Home-Based Business?

    Find out if you have the traits to be a top entrepreneur.
  20. Why Are People Hoarding Coins?

    Meet the new class of investor: the coin hoarder.
  21. Most Bizarre College Courses

    Lego, theatrical fencing and Lady Gaga are just a few of the courses available to students at select colleges.
  22. Could Third World Debt Relief Pay Off?

    Debt is as much a political tool as an economic one. Discover if wholesale debt forgiveness is the answer for developing ...
  23. Should You Pawn Your Valuables?

    Pawnshops provide easy access to short-term loans, but they aren't the only option.
  24. Questions To Avoid At The End Of A Job Interview

    Career experts say you should avoid asking these questions when you’re trying to get hired.
  25. Companies That Offer Unique Employee Discounts

    These companies offer employees great discounts and unique incentives you don't find with your average employer.
  26. 6 Ways To Avoid Paying For Hotel Wi-Fi

    Use these tips to get free Internet access when you're on vacation.
  27. 4 Essential Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview

    Ask these questions if you want to leave a great final impression on hiring managers and establish yourself as a top candidate.
  28. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  29. Are The iPhone 5's Features Unique?

    The iPhone 5 has some cool new features, but how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
  30. The Layoff Payoff: A Severance Package

    If you must leave your job, go out fighting for the best benefits you can get.
  31. 5 Best-Selling Prescription Meds Of All Time

    Despite the patent cliff, big pharmaceuticals have managed to make billions off these blockbuster drugs.
  32. Celebs Who Give Free Advertising Through Word Of Mouth

    Social networking has allowed personal celebrity product endorsements to reach a broader audience than ever before.
  33. The Financial Fallout Of Lance Armstrong's Doping Allegations

    Lance Armstrong has stopped fighting allegations he used performance-enhancing drugs. Find out what this could mean for his ...
  34. How To Monetize Your Website

    New technologies and services have made it easier to make money from your website than ever before.
  35. Is Your Financial Situation Sustainable And Renewable?

    Ensuring long-term financial security takes planning and foresight.
  36. 4 Unique Employee Benefits You've Never Heard Of

    Employers find that benefits improve motivation and engagement. Here are four companies with unusual employee benefits.
  37. 5 Financial Mistakes New Graduates Must Avoid

    College doesn't prepare grads for handling their personal finances. Find out what you need to know here.
  38. What Are A Stock's "Fundamentals"?

    The investing world loves to talk about fundamentals, but do you know what it means?
  39. 8 Of The Richest Gangsters Of All Time

    Here's a look at some famous criminals who were successful at turning illegal activities into lucrative businesses.
  40. The Apples And Exxons Of Years Past

    Discover some of the corporate giants of the past and how their share prices have fared in following years.
  41. Wisest Business Decisions Made By Actors

    These stars know how to make money, both on and off the screen.
  42. Top Financial Careers In 2012

    Learn about the growth of the financial services sector and which industry niches are thriving in 2012.
  43. 5 Of The Biggest Celebrity Tax Evaders

    Here are five celebrities who found themselves on the wrong end of a tax audit. Some of these celebrities faced fines, while ...
  44. Google Searches For Ways To Retain And Promote Female Employees

    The highly-publicized exit of Marissa Mayer has led some to question if there is a gender bias at Google. However, the company ...
  45. Why The Same Goods Have Different Prices Around The World

    Some items like electronics and automobiles have vastly different prices in different countries. Here's a look at why.
  46. How New Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Affect Americans

    While stringent, the new fuel efficiency standards will mean more for the average American than just less trips to the pump.
  47. Safe Ways To Couch Surf

    Many websites connect travelers with people willing to allow them to stay in their homes. How can you remain safe while couch ...
  48. 4 Risks Of Investing In Startups And IPOs

    Limit your investment in any startup, IPO or other high-risk vehicle to what you can afford to lose.
  49. Female Entrepreneurs Who Overcame Hardship

    These three female entrepreneurs overcame difficult pasts to start and nurture their own businesses.
  50. The Eurozone Crisis And AAA Ratings

    The eurozone's healthier economies' exposure to weaker economies is threatening their coveted AAA ratings.
  51. How Entrepreneurs Can Save On Taxes

    These commonly overlooked tax breaks and deductions can add up to big savings for entrepreneurs.
  52. Buying Followers On Social Media Sites

    "Follower sellers" create numerous fake accounts and program them to like or follow a certain page for a price.
  53. Things You Didn't Know About Background Checks

    Employers may look into more than you might think before deciding whether or not to hire you.
  54. 4 Unusual Sources Of Clients

    There are many opportunities to find new clients in your community and not all of them will add to your marketing budget.
  55. The High Cost Of Clutter

    Most of us are plagued by some form of clutter, but how much money does it cost us at home or in the workplace?
  56. 3 Careers That Offer The Best Vacation Packages

    Jobs in education, government and the financial services industry offer the best vacation benefits.
  57. 10 Books Worth Investing In

    Here are 10 financial services books that are informative and useful.
  58. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  59. Save On Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Getting to, and around, your travel destination doesn't need to break the bank.
  60. Are College Honor Societies Really Worth It?

    College honor societies may offer substantial benefits to members and alumni, but they are not the only way for you to achieve ...
  61. What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

    Home appraisals are an unbiased way to determine a home's value. Here is what you need to know about obtaining one.
  62. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  63. Is Minimum Wage Fair?

    Lower-wage jobs have increased because of the recession, but the minimum wage is lower than in 1967 when adjusting for inflation. ...
  64. How Lying On Your Resume Will Get You In Trouble

    Lying on your resume is not only unethical, but it will damage your reputation and may result in legal action.
  65. The Cost Of Starting A Food Truck

    The growing popularity of food trucks means that the costs of starting one up will only continue to rise.
  66. How Not Having Kids Can Help You Save For Retirement

    It's much easier to save for retirement when you choose not to have children.
  67. How Intelligence Relates To Wealth

    Being smart doesn't necessarily mean you'll be wealthy, but there are many ways intelligence can influence how much money ...
  68. Cross-Border Shopping: Bane Or Boon?

    Lower prices, better selection, lower sales tax rates and a strong Canadian dollar draw over 1.9 million Canadians over the ...
  69. IMF Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Here's what the professionals think about these similar, but critically different, investment vehicles.
  70. Why You May Want To Think Twice About Renting Out Your Home

    Short-term renting is not for everyone. Significant risks to opening up your home to strangers may outweigh the inflow of ...
  71. Tips For Transferring A House Title

    Transferring a house title can be complicated at times. Here are some guidelines to help you get through the process.
  72. Alternatives To Nursing Homes

    There are many other options for elderly care other than nursing homes. Here are some of the options available and the costs ...
  73. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  74. 3 Of History’s Largest Acquisitions

    The largest acquisition of 2011 was barely one-sixth the size of the largest from a dozen years ago. Find out what they were.
  75. How To Save Money On Homeschooling

    The popularity of homeschooling continues to soar, but so do the costs involved. Here's a look at ways parents can minimize ...
  76. The Fallout Of The Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

    The patent battle between Samsung and Apple has wide-reaching implications for both companies.
  77. Best Part-Time Jobs For College Students

    Here are some part-time jobs that you can fit around your classes. However, the best idea is to find something related to ...
  78. What Young People Are Spending Their Money On

    With consumer spending falling and hindering the chances of an economic recovery in the U.S., we look at Millennials and ...
  79. 5 College Scholarships You Could Qualify For

    Here are some scholarships that may be attainable for those of us who aren't star athletes or honors students.
  80. Marriage: For Richer Or Poorer?

    Marriage can be like doubling an income, as long as you avoid doubling these expenses.
  81. 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 ...
  82. Finding The Best Buyer For Your Small Business

    Learn more about the process business owners go through to seal a merger or acquisition deal.
  83. 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?
  84. How To Pick The Right Lawyer

    Find out what factors to consider before hiring an attorney.
  85. 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? ...
  86. The Future Of The Television Industry

    More and more consumers are choosing to avoid cable providers and find alternative TV viewing options.
  87. 5 Entrepreneurs Who Became Rich While Still In School

    Many of America's most successful entrepreneurs found fame well before graduating.
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. The Cost Of Making An iPhone

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

    Here are some of the more notable social media disasters involving large companies.
  93. 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.
  94. Top 5 Incentives For Student Startups

    If you can learn to juggle course work and cash flow, you'll be ready for anything.
  95. An Introduction To Roth IRAs

    Be sure to consider the tax benefits and the eligibility requirements of the Roth IRA.
  96. 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.
  97. Alternatives To Layoffs

    Companies lay off employees during times of economic hardship, but there are other, less severe, ways to cut back on the ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

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

    Find out what fees and restrictions need to be considered before investing $1,000.
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