Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why the Young and Rich Fire Their Advisors

    The top reasons why affluent Millennials fire advisors may sound a little unusual. Here's what advisors should know.
  2. 3 Connecticut Retirement Communities That Won't Break the Bank

    Discover why Connecticut is a popular retirement destination for many individuals, and learn about some of the most affordable ...
  3. 5 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for ...
  4. Beaufort, South Carolina: The 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Discover why the Hilton Head area of South Carolina is a popular destination for retirees, and learn about the top five retirement ...
  5. Six of the Best Credit Cards for Seniors

    You’re retired, but the expenses don't stop. If you’re looking for a new credit card, which should you choose? Here are six ...
  6. Controller: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn about becoming a controller and what the job entails. Understand the education and skills required, and how much money ...
  7. 5 Detroit-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn how startups are changing the face of Detroit, a city long dominated by large corporations, and identify the specific ...
  8. Living in China on $1,000 a Month

    Learn how you can live comfortably on a $1,000 monthly budget in China, a country known around the world for its growing ...
  9. Budgeting Tips: Living in Costa Rica on $1,000 a Month

    Explore the cost of living in Costa Rica, and learn how you could sustain a nice middle-class lifestyle for yourself on about ...
  10. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

    Find out whether you can take a tax deduction on the contributions you make.
  11. Is Altria Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (MO)

    Discover if Altria Group Inc.'s stock is the near-perfect investment vehicle for an IRA or a Roth IRA. Learn how to exploit ...
  12. Dallas, Texas: The 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Discover why the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas is a popular retirement destination, and five of the best retirement communities ...
  13. Powerball Mania: Take the Annuity?

    Should you win the lottery, you need to decide how to accept your winnings: lump sum or annuity payouts. Here's how to choose.
  14. Arizona's 4 Best Cities For Ultra-Rich Retirees

    Discover the aspects that make Arizona an attractive destination for retirement, and learn about the cities where retirees ...
  15. 10 New York City Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why the startup scene has grown, and discover why it has become a large part of New York City. Learn about the ...
  16. Is Delta Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (DAL)

    Learn about Delta Airlines and the factors that affect the company's performance. Discover if Delta stock makes an appropriate ...
  17. Is Boeing Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (BA)

    Understand why portfolio managers are bullish on Boeing, and determine whether this stock is more suitable for a traditional ...
  18. How Does Zola Work and Make Money?

    Learn how the online retailer startup Zola is bringing the wedding registry industry into the 21st century with a vast array ...
  19. Top 4 California Cities to Retire if You're Ultra-Rich

    Discover why many rich individuals are choosing to retire in California, and some of the cities that are popular as retirement ...
  20. How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
  21. Waddell & Reed vs. Robo-Advisors: A Comparison

    The Waddell & Reed model is a traditional approach to financial planning. Here's how it differs from robo-advisor platforms. ...
  22. Famous Women Financial Advisors You Should Know

    You've seen the financial gurus on TV but have you seen these top six financial advisors? They have a lot to offer and a ...
  23. The World’s Wealthiest People Under Age 35

    The fortunes of the wealthiest individuals under age 35 were, in large proportion, amassed by founding technology-related ...
  24. Tips for Helping a Junior Advisor Succeed

    Bringing on new partners means helping them get acclimatized and showing them the ropes. These tips help get you started ...
  25. Consumer Defensive Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    These eight consumer defensive stocks meet strict objective parameters for top-tier investment potential in 2016.
  26. Data Analyst: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn about a data analyst career and how much money you can expect to make. Understand the skills and education needed to ...
  27. 3 Luxurious Massachusetts Retirement Communities

    Learn why Massachusetts is favored among certain retirees, and discover more about some of the most luxurious retirement ...
  28. CreateSpace or FastPencil: Which Self-Publishing Platform Should You Use

    Here are the pros and cons of the self-publishing services offered by CreateSpace and FastPencil.
  29. Self-Driving Cars: Get Ready For A Major Shift

    The popular use of self-driving cars will cause some sectors to grow, will make some shrink or disappear, and will cause ...
  30. 4 Financial Fitness Tips for 30-Somethings

    When it comes to investing, your retirement plan could be considered the core of your financial well-being. Here we tell ...
  31. Pinterest:  Bringing the Ca-Ching to the Retail Register

    Pinterest is more than just an online scrapbooking platform. It's a unique form of social media that spreads product awareness ...
  32. New Jersey's Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn which eight industries are driving New Jersey's economy. See which sectors employ the most people and which industries ...
  33. 6 Books for Rental Property Investors

    We'll look at six books that can help make you a better rental property investor.
  34. Talking to Your Kids About Your Retirement

    Having a frank conversation with your adult children is a good way to manage their expectations about future help from you. ...
  35. Disney Rewards Visa vs. Disney Premier Visa Card

    Disney lovers, find out which Disney credit card is right for you.
  36. The Powerball Lottery Jackpot: Key Lessons

    You already know this: You aren't going to win the Powerball jackpot. But here's why thinking about it can be instructive.
  37. The Top 12 Weirdest Scholarships Available

    Cut your college expenses drastically by winning one of these off-the-wall scholarships.
  38. The Continuing Retirement Savings Crisis

    While Americans work more hours than employees in any other developed country, they're coming up woefully short in retirement ...
  39. How to Boost Social Security Spousal Benefits

    There are a wide variety of complex spousal Social Strategy strategies. Here are the best ways to get the most out of them. ...
  40. Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Which Is Right For You?

    To answer this question, you need to consider several of the factors we outline here.
  41. Characteristics of the Ultra Wealthy

    Ultra-high net worth individuals have certain characteristics in common, such as education, gender, age, industry, and even ...
  42. Are More Baby Boomers Working After Retirement?

    Today’s baby boomers are choosing from among diverse options to fill their retirement years, with freelance work being an ...
  43. 5 Ways Technology Will Change Your Finances in 2016

    In the year to come, as billions join the online marketplace, FinTech will see continued growth and innovation which democratizes ...
  44. How Long-Term Care Riders on Life Insurance Work

    What is the difference between Accelerated Death Benefit for Chronic Illness and Long-Term Care Riders offered on life insurance ...
  45. Can Groupon Make a Comeback in 2016?

    Groupon's stock remains battered, but its new CEO is raising hopes that the company can rise again.
  46. Power of Attorney: When It's Critical to Get One

    "The sooner the better" is the usual answer.
  47. 3 Economic Challenges Argentina Faces in 2016

    Learn about three challenges that the Argentine economy faces. How will President Macri manage capital controls, investor ...
  48. Healthcare Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Healthcare stocks aren't likely to hold up as well as you think, but these three stocks could offer resiliency.
  49. Automaker Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Auto sales have been on fire, but auto stocks have not. What is 2016 likely to hold?
  50. Which Are the Best US States to Retire to in 2016?

    It’s good to know that certain states are senior-friendly with good healthcare and low taxes, but as for "best," that’s quite ...
  51. 9 Canny Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Money

    Most Americans are hoping to enjoy multiple decades of retirement, but maintaining enough assets to last that long can be ...
  52. Pittsburgh's 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Discover why many retirees are settling in Pittsburgh; read about several retirement communities in the area and their attractive ...
  53. MSCI: An Activist Investment Analysis (MSCI)

    Read about the high-profile battle between the management team for Morgan Stanley Capital International and activist MSCI ...
  54. Budgeting Tips: Living in Ecuador on $1,000 a Month

    Discover just how far $1,000 per month goes in Ecuador, home to colonial cities high in the Andes and quiet beaches on the ...
  55. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  56. Budgeting Tips: Living in Panama on $1,000 a Month

    Discover how far $1,000 in monthly income can take you in Panama, and determine whether this Central American paradise is ...
  57. What Is Amazon Web Services and Why Is It so Successful?

    Amazon Web Services provides a much-needed revenue stream to Amazon in exchange for low-cost cloud computing.
  58. 457 Plan Contribution Limits in 2016

    Learn about the 2016 contribution limits for 457(b) retirement plans and how you may be eligible to make catch-up contributions ...
  59. Vanguard Target Date Funds Overview

    Learn about target-date retirement funds offered by Vanguard. Discover how portfolio managers automatically rebalance the ...
  60. The Top 3 Women-Owned Businesses in Phoenix

    Learn about several of the top companies owned by women in the Phoenix metro area, and discover how these firms are succeeding ...
  61. 10 Austin-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why Austin, Texas has become one of the premier places for a startup to launch its operations. Learn about the ...
  62. How to Analyze the Stocks Held in Your 401(k)

    Read about how you can evaluate the stocks in your 401(k), whether within a fund or in a self-directed brokerage account ...
  63. Miami, Florida: The 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Learn about some of the best retirement communities in Miami featuring some of the most luxurious facilities in the United ...
  64. 5 Best iPhone Finance Apps for 2016

    Discover the best and latest iPhone apps available in the personal finance category for 2016, offering everything from basic ...
  65. Is Johnson & Johnson Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson's viability as a long-term investment for retirement. Find out if JNJ stock is more suitable ...
  66. 3 Top Luxury Retirement Communities Near San Diego, California

    Discover why California is a popular destination for retirees, and learn more about three of the most luxurious retirement ...
  67. Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

    Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to ...
  68. Human Advisors vs. Robo-Advisors: Which is Better?

    When it comes to money management, there isn't a lack of choices. Here's a comparison of services from traditional advisors ...
  69. QLACs Set to Gain Traction in 401(k)s

    New on the retirement income protection scene, QLACs are expected to gain traction among retirement plans.
  70. 5 Conservative Vanguard Equity Funds

    Find out which five conservative Vanguard funds have been the best at limiting downside risk while generating solid long-term ...
  71. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  72. Controller: Career Path & Qualifications

    Find out what it takes to become a financial controller, starting with undergraduate educational requirements and moving ...
  73. Asheville, North Carolina's 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Learn about some of Asheville, North Carolina's best retirement communities and discover why the area is such a popular retirement ...
  74. Social Security 'Start, Stop, Start' Explained

    The start, stop, start Social Security strategy is complicated. Here's what retirees considering it need to consider.
  75. Houston, Texas: The 5 Best Retirement Communities

    Learn why the Houston, Texas area is one of the most popular retirement destinations, and discover five of the top retirement ...
  76. Budgeting Tips: Living in Malaysia on $1,000 a Month

    Learn more about how far a $1,000 monthly budget stretches in Malaysia, a beautiful and inviting tropical paradise in the ...
  77. Hartford Financial Services: An Activist Investment Analysis (HIG)

    Read about the famous and profitable 2012 clash between activist hedge fund manager John Paulson and Hartford Financial Services ...
  78. Is FireEye Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (FEYE)

    Understand why FireEye stock is not a suitable investment for your traditional IRA or Roth IRA based on the company's current ...
  79. Avoid the Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  80. Economics of Owning a Bar

    Understand what costs go into starting and running a bar, as well as what earnings can be expected. Learn whether or not ...
  81. 3 Popular Financials Stocks in 2015 (WFC, COF)

    Find out about some of the popular financials stocks in 2015, why they have become popular and whether they will remain popular ...
  82. Understanding How Oil Companies Pay Taxes

    Read about how big oil corporations pay taxes, and learn about tax exemptions and the option to defer. Discover the argument ...
  83. Top Tips for Maximizing Social Security

    Between delaying filing, claiming strategies and taking advantage of special marital benefits, there are several ways to ...
  84. Is Southwest Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (LUV)

    Learn about Southwest's outlook, valuation and suitability for retirement investments. Find out if LUV is a better fit for ...
  85. Best 3 Mortgage Calculator Websites for Canadian Residents

    Understand the key features of Canadian mortgages, and discover a few of the best online mortgage calculators for Canadian ...
  86. Maryland's 3 Most Affordable Retirement Communities

    Learn about some of the most affordable retirement communities in Maryland and why the state is attractive to many active ...
  87. Virginia's 3 Most Affordable Retirement Communities

    Discover why Virginia is a popular destination for retirees and learn more about some of the most affordable retirement communities ...
  88. Zoning Laws for Home Based Businesses

    Understand what types of home-based businesses are allowed and what types of businesses aren't allowed. Learn what to do ...
  89. The 3 Best Retirement Calculators For 2016

    Find out the top three online retirement calculators to use in 2016 for determining how much you need to save to provide ...
  90. Business Vs. Consumer Credit Reports: What's the Difference?

    Find out the difference between a business credit report and a personal credit report, and why it should matter for business ...
  91. Deferred Compensation Plans for Small Business Owners

    Find out the best tax-qualified options business owners can use to defer their compensation and accumulate capital for their ...
  92. Privateer Holdings Revolutionizes the Cannabis Industry

    Watch Privateer Holdings succeed by bringing more respectability to the legalized medical and recreational marijuana and ...
  93. Microsoft: An Activist Investment Analysis (MSFT)

    Find out how hedge fund ValueAct Capital managed to turn a 0.8% position in Microsoft stock into a CEO change, a place on ...
  94. 4 Famous People Whose Finances Were Under Conservatorship

    Understand what conservatorship is and how it comes about during the legal process. Learn about four celebrities who were ...
  95. Bank of New York Mellon: An Activist Investment Analysis (BK)

    Read about one of 2015's most intriguing corporate battles: the activist feud between Bank of New York Mellon shareholders ...
  96. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  97. Is Passive Investing Effective for Retirement Savings?

    Learn about the differences between active and passive investing for those approaching retirement. Discover how passive investing ...
  98. Is It Safe to Shoot For Higher Yields When You're Retired?

    Find out how reaching for yield in retirement can create more risk than returns and the alternative for boosting retirement ...
  99. Compliance Officer: Career Path & Qualifications

    Read about what it takes to become a compliance officer, why the field is so diverse and why the government might be the ...
  100. The Top 3 Women-Owned Businesses in Dallas

    Read about three of the top companies in Dallas owned and operated by women, and learn how these firms are succeeding in ...
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