Personal Finance Articles

  1. 4 Of The Most Shocking Stock Increases and Falls

    When a black swan event occurs, a market correction of massive proportions ensues.
  2. 3 Famous People With MBAs

    These public figures have MBAs; some were earned before reaching fame while others were earned after.
  3. How To Play Dividends During The Fiscal Cliff

    Shifting to qualified investment vehicles and other viable investment strategies could help invstors defer, avoid or minimize ...
  4. What New Student Loan Repayment Options Mean

    American college graduates are facing an increasing amount of student loan debt. There are new rules for repaying that debt. ...
  5. A Look Into Proposition 30

    This article examines the newly-passed Prop 30 and what it means for residents of California.
  6. The Real Risks Of Entrepreneurship

    Here are some ways you can try to reduce the risks associated with being an entrepreneur.
  7. Top-Paying Contract Positions

    A number of contract positions pay more than their salaried counterparts.
  8. Languages That Give You The Best Chance To Broaden Your Career

    Being bilingual or trilingual can be a great career booster. Here are the languages that will help you get ahead in the business ...
  9. Dividend Facts You May Not Know

    Discover the issues that complicate these payouts for investors.
  10. Can Games Make You A Better Investor?

    As investing is a great example of an activity that draws on a wide range of mental and emotional skills, it is worth exploring ...
  11. Save Early For Retirement If You're A High Earner

    If you earn a high income, there are many ways you can save extra money for an early retirement.
  12. A Pre-Retirement Checkup

    Are you on track to post-work bliss? We'll tell you how to find out.
  13. A Refreshing Reminder Of What Matters In Investing

    Here is a valuable reminder of what investors ought to hold as important when approaching long-term investments.
  14. 5 Viable Career Options In 2013

    If you are looking for a new career next year, take a look at these options. It is anticipated that there will be a high ...
  15. Fiscal Cliff Implications For Year-End Tax Planning

    If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, how will it affect the taxes and tax planning of average citizens?
  16. The Fiscal Cliff And Your 401(k)

    With the looming fiscal cliff, here's a look at how it could affect your retirement planning.
  17. How Much Your New Year's Partying Could Cost You

    Here's a look at how much a typical New Year's party could cost in the U.S., and the cost of spending New Year's in certain ...
  18. Is Free Shipping Worth It?

    Should you buy more just so you can save on shipping?
  19. 5 Most Financially-Lucrative Toy Fads

    These toys were huge hits during the holiday season.
  20. Simplify Your Portfolio

    Faced with an overabundance of choices, many investors forget to stick to the basics.
  21. Gift-Giving Etiquette

    Here's a look at how much you should spend and what you should give this holiday season.
  22. What People Spend On Christmas Around The World

    Here's a look at some famous Christmas traditions from around the world, how much they cost and how the cost compares to ...
  23. How To Financially Prepare For A Doomsday Scenario

    The Mayan calendar ending didn't result in the end of the world, but that doesn't mean we couldn't see a catastrophic scenario, ...
  24. Fox Business Network's Shibani Joshi: Santa's Tech Shopping List For Every Member ...

    Here are some last-minute tech gifts for everyone in your family.
  25. Why Santa Is The Shrewdest Businessman

    Here's a look at the business practices of Santa Claus and how he effectively runs his North Pole operations.
  26. Net Worth Throughout Your Life

    Here are some estimates of what your net worth should be at certain stages of your life, depending on how much you earn for ...
  27. How Inflation Affects Your Net Worth

    When calculating your net worth, don't forget to take inflation into account.
  28. Rebalancing Your Portfolio For The Fiscal Cliff

    Here's a look into what you should focus on given that conditions are ripe for a possible "fiscal cliff."
  29. Ways To Destroy Your Net Worth

    Many people fall victim to these mistakes, and they can drastically affect a person's net worth in a negative way.
  30. How To Advise A Couple Starting A Family

    Besides college, there are other costs to consider when having kids, that you should advise your clients about.
  31. 7 Tips For Outlet Mall Shopping

    Outlet malls can offer great deals. Here are some ways you can get the best deals when shopping.
  32. Tips For Avoiding A Holiday Spending Hangover

    You don't have to go into debt to have a happy and memorable holiday season. Use these tips for a bountiful Yuletide on a ...
  33. Social Faux Pas Made By Frugal People

    There is a fine line between being frugal and being cheap. Here's a look at some social faux pas cheap people make.
  34. Are You On Track To Hit Your Desired Net Worth By Retirement?

    Here are some calculations to determine if your net worth is what it should be at your age.
  35. Earn A Holiday Bonus Through Energy Savings

    You can enjoy the festive season without a jolly increase in your energy costs. We'll show you how.
  36. The True Cost Of Pharmaceutical Scandals

    "Big Pharma" has faced many scandals. Here are some of the biggest and the fines that resulted.
  37. Why You Should Embrace Online Shopping

    If you haven't shopped online before, you're missing out.
  38. Pass On Wealth To Spread Holiday Cheer

    Find out why money can sometimes be the perfect gift.
  39. The Cost Of Santa's Trip On Christmas Eve

    Here's a look at the estimated expenses Santa Claus has to deal with each year on Christmas Eve.
  40. All I Want for Christmas Is A Santa Claus Rally

    Wall Street believes its dream of a Santa Claus rally will surely come to pass.
  41. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  42. Should You Resell Toys At Christmas For Extra Money?

    It may put a few extra dollars in your pocket, but it isn't going to replace your primary source of income.
  43. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Your 20s

    Even if you are just entering the workforce and haven't had time to save or invest, you still need to be aware how much you're ...
  44. How Credit Cards Will Change In 2013

    From new technology to improved safety features, here are some updates you can expect to see in 2013.
  45. How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect Your Net Worth

    With upcoming changes in tax rates, is your net worth going to be affected?
  46. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  47. Average Net Worth Of The 1%

    Here's a look at how much the super-rich in the world are really worth.
  48. Why You Should Know Your Net Worth In Retirement

    Just because you are comfortably in retirement, that doesn't mean you should stop keeping track of your net worth.
  49. Gifts For People You Aren't That Close To

    Finding a gift for a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your boss, or the postman can sometimes be a challenge.
  50. Net Worth Of Citizens Around The World

    Here's a look at which countries have the highest net worth per citizen and which have the lowest.
  51. Should You Poach Clients From Other Advisors?

    Make sure you know the laws before you seek out clients from other advisors. You could end up in hot water.
  52. 6 Top-Paying Freelance Jobs

    If you look in the right places, you can earn more as a freelancer than you would at a regular day job.
  53. How To Improve Net Worth By Decreasing Liabilities

    Here's an analysis of how to adjust liabilities and assets to improve net worth.
  54. Plethora Of 401(K) And IRA Changes Coming

    For investors, the recent rules changes governing both 401(K)s and IRAs can be seen as a big win for the little guy.
  55. Money Saving Tips From Your Grandparents

    You can learn a lot from your elders, including how to save money.
  56. What To Do If Your Company Cuts Your 401(k)

    IBM has made a move to not match 401(k) contributions each pay period. Instead, there will be a lump sum at the end of each ...
  57. Top 5 Business Alternatives To Facebook

    Social media marketing is an essential tool in business, but there are other resources other than Facebook.
  58. How To Make Money Busking

    You may be surprised to learn how much money buskers can make. However, it does require skill, and it's not begging.
  59. The Difference Between Being Fired And Resigning

    Here's a rundown of how the two scenarios differ and what you need to know about each.
  60. 3 Banking Moves You Should Make Before Traveling

    Putting your finances in order should be one of your top priorities before traveling out of the country.
  61. 8 Qualities That Make A Good Insurance Agent

    Insurance agents must possess each of the following qualities in order to be successful.
  62. Using Social Media To Reach Customer Service Departments

    Companies are increasingly using social media and this provides customers with another channel to receive customer service.
  63. Spotting Profitability With ROCE

    This straightforward ratio measures whether a company is efficient, money-making or neither.
  64. The Link Between The Fed, Money, Debt And Taxes

    Assets on the Fed's balance sheet, money supply level, national debt level and economic production should be maintained in ...
  65. A History Of Apple Stock Increases

    Apple's innovative products are always in demand, but do Apple's product launches immediately lead to higher prices?
  66. Help Your Clients Prepare For The Fiscal Cliff

    With the fiscal cliff fast approaching, financial advisors need to help prepare their clients for coming changes to their ...
  67. How To Spot Knockoff Labels And Fake Products

    Not every counterfeit item is as obvious as Adidos sneakers or Dolce & Banana handbags, so make sure you know these tips ...
  68. 4 Business Partnership Mistakes To Avoid

    When two or more people get together to run a business, the odds of conflict and financial risk increase without the proper ...
  69. Homeowners Still Not Getting Money From $25-Billion Mortgage Settlement

    Was the recent mortgage settlement really worth it for homeowners, or are they still getting the short end of the stick? ...
  70. How To Start A Charity

    Here's a detailed guide that provides the steps needed to start a charity.
  71. Tax Credit For Plan Expenses Incurred By Small Businesses

    Determine whether your business is eligible to claim a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan.
  72. 5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

    The game of Monopoly can increase your chances of having a better and useful understanding of prudent financial and investment ...
  73. Are Distressed Homes Worth Buying?

    Here's a look at whether it is a good idea to buy a rundown home to repair for profit.
  74. How To Recommend A Stock

    Here are the nuts and bolts of performing a thorough analysis and learning how to recommend a potentially lucrative stock.
  75. Benefits Of Paying Off Your Mortgage

    Paying off your mortgage in a reasonable amount of time can result in financial security and freedom.
  76. How To Determine Your Business' Target Market

    Given that the U.S. has seen its prosperity ranking slip during 2012, this article looks at the importance of defining a ...
  77. Who Does The Current Tax Code Benefit?

    Are the non-workers benefiting from the current tax code in any way or is it the wealthy who are still getting the big breaks?
  78. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  79. Savings Plans That Can Make Good Christmas Gifts For Kids

    With consumer debt levels rising throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world, there is a growing need to teach children ...
  80. Varieties Of Brokers And How To Pick The Best One

    Figuring out what kind of broker to use can be a daunting task. The key is figuring out just how much help you need.
  81. Why Credit Card Debt Levels Are Rising

    From increased spending to interest rates, here are some reasons American's credit card debt levels are still rising.
  82. Retirement Plan Tax Form 5329: When To File

    Read this if you've taken early distributions or owe excess-contribution or excess-accumulation penalties.
  83. Who Benefits From ETFs In 529 Plans?

    With more states adding exchange traded funds to their 529 plans, the benefactors will be investors and their lower student ...
  84. Should Sports Teams Receive Tax Breaks?

    Here are some of the costs, pros and cons of sports teams receiving tax breaks.
  85. Are You Mature Enough To Buy A Home?

    Owning a home is a big responsibility. Here is a look of some basic things you will need to be able to accomplish if you ...
  86. Why You Shouldn't Die In 2013

    Increases in estate tax rates and possible fiscal cliff implications will make things more difficult when it comes to arrangements ...
  87. Retirement Plan Tax Form 8606: When To File

    If you have a Roth IRA, you are responsible for keeping track of your pretax versus after-tax assets.
  88. Is A Retirement Career Right For You?

    More and more people are realizing they must work part time during retirement. Here's a look at if you might have to.
  89. The Finances Of The Global Middle Class

    Here's a look at the salaries and expenses of the middle class around the world.
  90. How To Succeed In Your Next Performance Review

    From being prepared to self-evaluating, here are some tips to help you succeed in your next performance review.
  91. Overlooked Tax Deductions For 2012

    From jury duty to student loan interest, here are some deductions for 2012 that people may overlook.
  92. Avoiding Too Much Tax On Your Distributions

    IRA assets can't be taxed twice - find out how to avoid paying the second time around.
  93. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: 5 Reasons The Fiscal Cliff Matters This Holiday ...

    The fiscal cliff could affect holiday shopping, holiday travel and employment.
  94. Is Striking The Best Option?

    Sometimes striking can do more harm than good. Here are a few examples where things have gone from bad to worse.
  95. What Lotto Winners Spend Their Money On

    From dream homes to cars, here's a breakdown of the personal finances and spending habits of lottery winners.
  96. 3 Best And Worst Gift Cards For 2012

    Here are the gift cards that offer the best deals and those that aren't worth your money.
  97. Biggest Layoffs Of All Time

    Even profitable and successful companies are sometimes forced to lay off employees. Here of some of the most prolific examples ...
  98. Average Cost Of An American Christmas

    Here's a look at how much the average American family is expected to spend this holiday season.
  99. How To Make Your Holiday Giving Count

    With so many nonprofits to choose from, how do you know where to send your charitable dollars?
  100. How To Use The 4-Box Strategy For Retirement Income

    In today's volatile market, Generation X can't sit around waiting for things to improve. Gen X must implement innovative ...
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