Personal Finance Articles

  1. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  2. The 5 Most Expensive Stadiums In The World

    These cities and franchise owners spared no expense to build world-class stadiums, but not every investment paid off as originally planned.
  3. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  4. Keeping Up With Your Continuing Education

    Professional maintenance can be a chore. Learn how to streamline the process.
  5. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op default.
  6. How To Get The Most Out Of A 401(k) Program

    Saving for retirement is important. We tell you about six ways to take advantage of your 401(k) and other retirement plans.
  7. Is The Santa Claus Rally For Real?

    Will Santa Claus bring the gift that investors are looking for this year? What are the chances of a Santa Claus rally?
  8. Redefining The American Dream

    Here is a realistic look at the "American Dream," based on your potential instead of an impossible ideal.
  9. How To Decorate On A Budget

    Don't have a lot to spend on Christmas decorations? Don't worry. Here are some ways you can decorate for cheap.
  10. 4 Expensive Winter Sports For Kids

    If your child wants to take up a winter sport, and it's one of these four, be prepared to open your wallet.
  11. Does Tax Loss Harvesting Really Work?

    This is a regular December tradition for investors, but it may not actually provide any benefit.
  12. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  13. How HELOCs Can Hurt You

    A home equity line of credit is a convenient way to borrow money. But, there are things to be cautious about before you get into trouble.
  14. Cut Christmas Costs Without Compromising

    As we hurtle towards Christmas, it's time to start considering how we can keep to our budgets, without compromising the festive season.
  15. Who Should You Tip During The Holidays?

    Here is a guide to the people in your life you might consider tipping during the holidays, and how much you should give them.
  16. 5 Worthwhile, Inexpensive Christmas Destinations

    Is your family looking to go some place exotic for the holidays this year? We tell you about five inexpensive places to visit.
  17. How Does Industry-Run Education Work?

    Choosing between educational institutions can be difficult. Discover some of the options and their costs.
  18. How Much To Save To Become A Millionaire

    With a little discipline and the help of some powerful savings vehicles, anyone can hit this mark.
  19. A Guide To Financial Designations

    Find out which certifications can bring you the greatest career returns.
  20. How Much Are NFL Teams Really Worth?

    While numbers are not released league-wide, here's a look at the revenue-generating capabilities of Super Bowl Champions the Green Bay Packers.
  21. What Is And Isn't Covered By Homeowners Insurance

    Understanding what your insurance covers can be confusing. Learn what almost all insurance policies have in common.
  22. 5 Ideas To Supplement Your Retirement Income

    Are you looking to supplement your retirement income, or just need to get out of the house? We list five possible ways to do it.
  23. 6 Benefits Of Using A Credit Union

    Find out how credit unions are community-focused and offer better interest rates than traditional banks.
  24. The Best Retirement Account For You

    There is a dizzying array of retirement accounts in America. Learn which is the right one for you.
  25. Youngest Inventors To Strike It Rich

    Some of these inventors were younger than 10 years old when they came up with their practical and ingenious ideas.
  26. How To Budget For A New Baby

    The cost of raising a family varies. We break down the expenses involved in having your first child.
  27. What Does Winning A Gold Medal Mean For Your Finances?

    We look at how winning a gold medal at the Olympic games affects the athlete's, the team's and the country's bottom line.
  28. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  29. Successful Companies That Improved With New Leadership

    The death of a successful corporate founder and CEO doesn't necessarily mean the company will fail. Many have flourished afterwards.
  30. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  31. Enron: The Fall Of A Wall Street Darling

    Enron is a classic example of greed gone wrong and how investors were led astray.
  32. 5 Best Bets For Buying Gold

    Gold is a desirable alternative for those looking to diversify risk. Discover your options.
  33. 7 Tips To Move On The Cheap

    Moving can be very expensive, but if you use these cost-effective moving tips you'll save money.
  34. How Retirement Programs Vary Worldwide

    Is old age insurance in the U.S. relatively indulgent? Discover how it compares to programs elsewhere.
  35. 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.
  36. Eat Healthy And Save Money

    These six cheap and nutritious foods are a perfect way to deal with rising grocery prices while staying healthy.
  37. Gifts That Help Save Money

    These practical gifts will help save money on energy costs, groceries, home improvement and more.
  38. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Media's Most Controversial Political Pundits

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

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

    Even in the hardest of times, these leagues are certain to turn a profit.
  44. 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.
  45. 3 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

    Real estate can be a highly effective wealth building tool. Learn how to increase your chances of success.
  46. 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.
  47. How Hollywood Portrays Wall Street

    Here is a rundown of some of the most interesting takes Hollywood has had on Wall Street news.
  48. Cheap Celebrity Appearance Fees

    Make your next party truly epic by hiring an affordable celebrity to attend your event.
  49. 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.
  50. Student Loan Rules You Should Know About

    Before signing your student loan documents, you should know about these changes for 2012.
  51. 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.
  52. 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?
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Best Sports Bets Of The Year

    If you had bet on these longshots this year, you would have taken home a lot of winnings.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?

    Take the mystery out of credit scores by learning the most important ways it can impact your life.
  59. 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?
  60. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 3 Republican Plans For Your Taxes

    With an election year looming, candidates are playing with taxes to try to earn your vote.
  70. 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.
  71. Must-Use Platforms For Job Seekers

    Social media sites like LinkedIn have become invaluable in the search for a job.
  72. 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?
  73. 7 Steps For Building Your Personal Brand Online

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

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

    As youth unemployment in the U.S. hovers around the 18% mark, the time has come for government action.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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?
  80. 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.
  81. 4 Pricing Strategies That Increase Your Spending

    Find out whether you're actually saving money, or if you're being duped into unnecessary spending.
  82. 4 Addictive Brands Consumers Crave

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

    Social media can be used as an effective consumer tool that can help users save money.
  84. 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.
  85. 8 Of The Most Successful Ad Campaigns Of All Time

    These businesses benefited from having very catchy slogans and clever marketing campaigns.
  86. 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?
  87. 5 Most Profitable Toys Of Past Christmases

    Learn how some of the most popular toys of all time affected their companies' performance.
  88. Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  89. How To Avoid Online Scams

    Thieves are getting smarter with online scams. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself.
  90. 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.
  91. The Most Famous Me-Too Products

    Many companies duplicate successful products with something similar. When does it work and when does it not?
  92. Is An ESOP Right For Your Business?

    Discover how to transfer your company's net worth to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  93. 5 Companies In The Black On Black Friday

    Black Friday sales are almost here. Check out which companies do well during this hectic day.
  94. 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?
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 5 Holiday Gift Ideas For Women

    Jewelry, apparel and - surprise! - gift cards lead the way for this shopping season.
  99. 7 Disadvantages Of Tablets

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

    It's all but disappeared from the news, but can we claim victory against identity theft?
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