Personal Finance Articles

  1. 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.
  2. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Media's Most Controversial Political Pundits

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

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

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

    Make your next party truly epic by hiring an affordable celebrity to attend your event.
  9. 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.
  10. 3 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

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

    Here is a rundown of some of the most interesting takes Hollywood has had on Wall Street news.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  17. 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.
  18. Student Loan Rules You Should Know About

    Before signing your student loan documents, you should know about these changes for 2012.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?

    Take the mystery out of credit scores by learning the most important ways it can impact your life.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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?
  26. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 3 Republican Plans For Your Taxes

    With an election year looming, candidates are playing with taxes to try to earn your vote.
  34. 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.
  35. Must-Use Platforms For Job Seekers

    Social media sites like LinkedIn have become invaluable in the search for a job.
  36. 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?
  37. 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.
  38. 7 Steps For Building Your Personal Brand Online

    Here are seven ways to maximize your professional exposure online.
  39. 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.
  40. Rethink Your Credit Cards For Holiday Spending

    Make sure you have the best cards for your spending habits, before the holidays.
  41. How To Combat Youth Unemployment

    As youth unemployment in the U.S. hovers around the 18% mark, the time has come for government action.
  42. 4 Pricing Strategies That Increase Your Spending

    Find out whether you're actually saving money, or if you're being duped into unnecessary spending.
  43. 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?
  44. 4 Addictive Brands Consumers Crave

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

    Social media can be used as an effective consumer tool that can help users save money.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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?
  50. 5 Most Profitable Toys Of Past Christmases

    Learn how some of the most popular toys of all time affected their companies' performance.
  51. 8 Of The Most Successful Ad Campaigns Of All Time

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

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  53. 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?
  54. 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.
  55. 5 Companies In The Black On Black Friday

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

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

    Thieves are getting smarter with online scams. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself.
  58. Is An ESOP Right For Your Business?

    Discover how to transfer your company's net worth to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  59. 7 Disadvantages Of Tablets

    Tablets can be useful, but do you really need one? Here are some negative qualities of tablets.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. Is Identity Theft Still An Issue?

    It's all but disappeared from the news, but can we claim victory against identity theft?
  63. 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.
  64. 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

    Jewelry, apparel and - surprise! - gift cards lead the way for this shopping season.
  65. 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.
  66. 3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

    A better credit score can improve your financial future. How can you improve your score?
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. Everything You Need To Know About Warranties

    Warranties are often considered when purchasing gifts. When should you purchase warranties and for what?
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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?
  75. 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
  76. 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?
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. Steve Jobs' 10 Most Innovative Creations

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

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

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  82. 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.
  83. How To Write Off Moving Expenses

    Moving can be challenging, but the good thing is many things are tax-deductible when you move, including travel-related and household costs.
  84. How Retailers Make The Most Of Black Friday

    Retailers have tricks to bring in big money after Thanksgiving. Here are a few things to consider if you want to ensure you get the best deals.
  85. 6 Common Pitfalls Of Brick-And-Mortar Shopping

    Despite the popularity of online shopping, in-store shopping is still common. What mistakes do people make when shopping at the store?
  86. How Tablets And E-Readers Can Save You Money

    With tablets and e-readers becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., we look at how these products can save you money.
  87. 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Men

    Retailers are gearing up for the holiday shopping season; we offer some unique and tried-and-tested ideas for the men in your life.
  88. 3 Apologies From Companies That Fell Short

    Three big companies issued what they thought were apologies, but left the masses desiring more. How can other companies avoid these mistakes?
  89. Getting A Job As The Tax Man

    If you'd like the IRS to pay you some money for a change, consider a career working in taxes.
  90. How To Claim Home Office Expenses

    There are many factors to determine what home office deductions can be made towards your small business. Planning ensures high deductions.
  91. 6 Candidates For The Next Great Tech CEO

    Filling Steve Jobs' shoes will be a tall order. Find out who's in line to change the world with innovation.
  92. Insuring Federal Housing Authority Mortgages

    This insurance has an edge over private mortgage insurance. Find out why.
  93. 5 Avoidable Shopping Mistakes

    By avoiding these common shopping mistakes, you may be able to save your hard-earned dollars and get more bang for your buck.
  94. Find Investment Quality In The Income Statement

    Use these key attributes to uncover top-level investments.
  95. Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care

    Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance.
  96. 6 Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving can be expensive - especially the food. These tips will help you save money when planning dinner and activities this year.
  97. 5 Things People Buy Because Of Peer Pressure

    Peer pressure always affects people's purchasing decisions. Find out the products that benefit most from it.
  98. Cyber Monday Gaining Popularity

    Cyber Monday is a popular time for shopping, but it has both positives and negatives. Here's some advice to help you be successful in your shopping.
  99. Building An Emergency Fund

    Do you have enough savings to cover the costs of unforeseen crises? We show you how to plan ahead.
  100. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
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