Personal Finance Articles

  1. Buying Private Health Insurance

    Getting your own policy isn't easy or cheap but in some cases, it's well worth the effort.
  2. 4 Habits That Damage Your Credit Score

    Many common money habits can affect your credit score negatively without you even knowing it.
  3. How To Survive Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. You can survive it and come out on the other side more financially solid.
  4. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  5. Can The IRS Restrict Your Travels?

    The U.S. Senate recently allowed a measure for the IRS to revoke your passport. Here's what you need to know.
  6. Top Discounts For Seniors

    Here is a rundown of some of the best senior discounts across the country.
  7. Selecting The Right Mix Of Insurance Benefits

    Choosing employee benefits involves weighing the probability you will need them against taxes and cost.
  8. What You Don't Know About Auto Insurance May Cost You

    Here's a list of interesting things you may not know about auto insurance.
  9. How To Target Ideal Customers

    Expand your definition of a lucrative client and uncover a new realm of possibilities.
  10. How Inflation Has Affected The Price Of Cars

    As time has passed, have car prices gotten reasonably more expensive or gone above inflation?
  11. Unclaimed Property: Forgotten Money Found

    The government holds billions of dollars of unclaimed property just waiting for citizens to claim it.
  12. America's Most Outrageous Tax Loopholes

    From rent-a-cow tax breaks to NASCAR write-offs, check out some of America's silliest tax loopholes.
  13. 10 Stressful Jobs With Low Pay

    If you're doing one of these jobs, it's probably for reasons other than the pay, whether it's helping people, your country ...
  14. 4 Groups That Win If Obamacare Is Repealed

    Here are a few vocal activists who feel the end of Obamacare will be a great boon to their cause.
  15. How To Find The Right Prepaid Debit Card

    Prepaid debit cards are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some tips for choosing the right prepaid debit card.
  16. The Most Common Types Of Consumer Fraud

    You’re less likely to become a victim of consumer fraud if you know about these common scams and how to avoid them.
  17. What Samsung's Success Means For Apple

    Apple has been at the top of its game, but it looks like a rival might be closing the gap.
  18. Sizing Up Debt

    Ever wonder if the different types of debt are good or bad? Read on and we'll tell you.
  19. How Large Corporations Get Around Paying Taxes

    With the high tax rate of 35% imposed on large corporations in America, these companies still end up paying way below this ...
  20. 3 Reasons Why Piracy Isn't Crippling the Recording Industry

    Here's a rundown of new revenue streams and financial decisions that are allowing the music industry to stay afloat.
  21. 3 Ways Companies Profit From Virtual Goods

    A report released in late 2011 predicts that the market for virtual goods will reach $2.9 billion this year.
  22. The Importance Of Property Insurance

    Property insurance is important, but there's a lot you need to learn in order to get the proper coverage.
  23. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  24. The Spending Habits Of Americans

    Here is an economic portrait of the average American consumer, based on recent spending habits.
  25. 10 Legal Business Practices Of Dubious Ethics

    Being aware of these unscrupulous methods can help you avoid them as best you can.
  26. 3 Popular Mother's Day Gift Ideas

    Here are some Mother's Day gift ideas based on current spending trends in the U.S.
  27. Purchases You Should Always Make With A Credit Card

    Credit cards aren't always bad possessions to have. There are certain perks associated with using credit cards as we make ...
  28. Why The Complex U.S. Tax Code Won't Be Simplified

    The tax code is 5296 pages long, and it still hasn't been abridged by Congress. Find out why.
  29. 6 Ways To Keep Aggressive Debt Collectors At Bay

    Get an upper hand on debt collectors by knowing your rights and using these tips.
  30. Do Deflationary Shocks Help Or Hurt The Economy?

    Find out how deflationary shocks can both benefit and hurt consumers and businesses.
  31. 3 Bonds You May Have Never Heard Of

    These lesser-known bonds may give your portfolio a boost when other investments products fall short.
  32. 7 Reasons Wendy's Surpassed Burger King

    The battle of the burger giants has recently taken a turn after nearly 40 years. Find out why.
  33. Are Work-From-Home Jobs Legitimate?

    Many people see work from homes jobs as scams, but are they? Here's what you should look for.
  34. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  35. 4 Ways Managers Spin Poor Performance

    Be aware of investment managers who put a positive spin on poor results.
  36. 5 Essential Steps To Evaluating Your Business Idea

    These are some of the tough questions you should be asking yourself before you start pouring money into your new business. ...
  37. Industries That Benefit From Broke College Students

    These types of businesses have found success by capitalizing on the college demographic.
  38. The Biggest College Scams Of All Time

    Some of the worst scams ever were either committed by college students or involved a post-secondary institution being duped. ...
  39. Are Hybrid Vehicles Worth The Extra Cost?

    Hybrids will save you money on gas, but with their list prices being much higher than non-hybrids, you may want to do the ...
  40. How To Make Money With Domain Names

    With the Internet getting bigger every day, domain names have now become a commodity, and for investors who are willing to ...
  41. The Everyday Lives Of Frugal Billionaires

    Many of the world's richest people manage their money sensibly. Here is a list of billionaires who spend wisely.
  42. Celebrity Couples Where The Woman Earns More

    Even in Hollywood there are some cases where the female is the main provider of income.
  43. 4 Common Sales Techniques People Fall For

    Sometimes our purchases as consumers are unknowingly manipulated by sales representatives in cunning and psychological ways. ...
  44. Reporting Your Interest Income

    Find out how your accounts are taxed and which forms you need.
  45. Have Housing Prices Bottomed Out?

    Here are some of the key figures on the current housing market and how you might interpret them.
  46. 7 Low Cost Spring Cleaning Jobs

    Spending a little time and money to maintain your home today could save you a lot of time and money in the future.
  47. Sell Your Skills, Not Your Degree

    If you want to switch careers, you may not have to go back to school to do it.
  48. Scary Statistics About Retirement For Women

    Here are some recent figures that highlight how women are preparing for retirement.
  49. International Financial Reporting Standards: What You Need To Know

    Learn about the purpose of the IFRS, as well as its benefits, goals and fundamental difference from the U.S. GAAP.
  50. Lose 10 Pounds Of Overspending

    Bad spending habits are not always obvious. What could you be doing to ensure that your money's going where it should?
  51. How To Tell If You're Cheap Or Frugal

    Here are a few distinct character differences between those who understand value and those who don't.
  52. What To Do If You Filed Your Taxes Late

    What happens if you missed this year's April 17 deadline?
  53. Are Financial Advisors Losing Your Money?

    Studies have shown financial advisors may not be behaving ethically with your money. Here are some things you should watch ...
  54. Teaching Kids About Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy is an important subject to teach kids. It is now being taught in some schools.
  55. Franchises That Have Tweens To Thank For Financial Success

    With the tween market spending an estimated $43 billion per annum, we look at the global franchises which have taken advantage ...
  56. 11 Hidden Costs Of Owning A Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  57. Tips To Help You Avoid Being Audited

    Since 2009, the number of annual audits has increased by 12%. Find out how to decrease your chances of being audited.
  58. 6 Steps To Becoming A Real Estate Agent

    Take these steps seriously, and you'll have your first "sold" sign up with your savings account still intact.
  59. Alternatives To The Cold Call

    Want to build your business as a financial professional? We provide some choice advice.
  60. 5 Ways To Save On Parking

    Parking can be expensive, but options like carpools and economy lots can add up to big savings.
  61. Financial Information Your Spouse Should Know

    Your family needs to be prepared if something happens to you, which is why sharing financial information is important.
  62. Should Your 401(k) Be In An Annuity?

    Housing your retirement plan inside a variable annuity contract offers some big advantages, but only if you are close to ...
  63. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  64. Can Your Age Lower Your Credit Score?

    Here is a rundown of how age can relate to what your credit score is.
  65. 5 Reasons To Use A Real Estate Agent In A Down Market

    Home sales continue to struggle. Now more than ever, you need a good agent to help you sell your home. Here's why.
  66. Is Your High-Profile Job Worth The Price?

    Certain careers can be prestigious and lucrative, but there are always costs. Find out if they're worth it.
  67. How To Plan An Affordable Summer Wedding

    With summer just around the corner, we look at how couples looking to tie the knot can make significant savings during the ...
  68. 4 Behaviors That Sabotage Your Investment Goals

    If you can't figure out why you're not achieving the returns you want, these behaviors might explain why.
  69. How To Eat Healthy Food And Save Money

    With the organic food market continuing to thrive, we look at ways in which the modern consumer can cut his or her costs ...
  70. 3 Ways To Lower Gas Prices

    Gasoline is expensive. From increasing overall supply to lowering demand, there are a few ways gas prices could drop.
  71. Last Will And Testament: Not Just For The Elderly

    It's never too early to plan your last will and testament. Find out what steps need to be taken.
  72. Save On College Budget Busters

    Post-secondary education is expensive, but these tips can help reduce your costs - and the amount of money you have to borrow. ...
  73. 3 Ways To Avoid The Dividend Tax Hike

    Find out how you can offset the potential tax hikes.
  74. What You Should Know About Rewards Devaluation

    Think you have enough rewards points for that summer vacation? You better think twice about that.
  75. 4 Companies That Facebook Should Buy

    Facebook will start looking to acquire startups that can help in its ongoing expansion.
  76. How To Get Frequent Flyer Rewards If You Don't Fly Often

    There are many ways to rack up frequent flyer miles even if you don't fly often. Here are some tips to do so.
  77. Financial Benefits Of Moving In Together

    Here is a list of financial positives you may see if you move in with your significant other.
  78. Do The Rich Work Less As Taxes Rise?

    We look at how high taxes might provide incentive for people to work less.
  79. 7 Ways To Save Money In College

    Picking the right phone plan and using student discounts are just some of the ways to reduce mounting student debt.
  80. Is There A Future For Best Buy?

    Best Buy's days may be numbered, according to Wall Street insiders. Find out why.
  81. Bank Account Tips For Young People

    If you’re just getting started with managing your own bank account, these tips will show you how to do it right.
  82. An Introduction To Life Settlements

    A life settlement is the trading of a life insurance policy under specific circumstances. Learn what it's all about.
  83. 3 Top-Performing Nonprofits

    With the third sector set to evolve significantly in 2012, this article looks at the top-performing nonprofits and their ...
  84. When Selling Your Startup Makes Sense

    It's best to grow your startup into a mature company prior to selling it.
  85. Your Kid's College Loan: Who Should Foot The Bill?

    Discover the federal student loan options for both parents and students.
  86. Advance Your Career With A Finance Job Overseas

    Many finance jobs have moved overseas, creating exciting opportunities. Find out how to get in on the trend.
  87. The Advantages Of Bond Swapping

    This technique can add diversity to your portfolio and lower your taxes. Find out how.
  88. The Best Time For Young People To Get A Credit Card

    When should you get your first credit card - in high school, college, after graduation or never?
  89. 8 Careers That Pay Less Than You Think

    If you ever thought EMTs or reporters make a lot of money, you'd be wrong.
  90. How To Reduce Household Bills

    Here are some helpful tips to lower your energy, water and entertainment bills.
  91. The Titanic Proves Its Worth

    In commemeration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, Premier Exhibitions will be auctioning off some artifacts ...
  92. New Construction's Hidden Costs Can Burn Buyers

    Before you buy that brand-new home, read this first. There are some things you should know about.
  93. Budgeting When You're Broke

    When you're short on cash, a strict budget is the best tool for finding financial stability.
  94. Tax Terms You Should Know

    If you don't understand tax terms like bracket, marginal and capital gains, then read on and find out what they mean.
  95. How To Shop At Wholesale Retailers

    Have a plan and think twice before you venture through the sliding glass doors.
  96. What Are Gift Taxes?

    If you're not sure what gift taxes are, read on and we'll explain.
  97. 4 Female Celebrities Who Excel In Business

    Not all celebrities are successful in their business ventures, but some have done very well.
  98. How To Decide What Your Kids Deserve For Allowance

    When choosing your allowance method, here are some considerations to factor in.
  99. 4 Money Lessons For Generation Y

    A healthy fear of credit and investing earlier are just two ways to offset financial ruin later in life.
  100. Student Loans Now Exceed $1 Trillion

    Certain life milestones are put on hold for graduates.
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