Personal Finance Articles

  1. Why Zynga Might Be the Most Undervalued Stock of 2015

    Learn why Zynga, despite having fallen off most investors' radar, might be the most undervalued stock for 2015 and a winning ...
  2. What Exactly Do Project Managers Do?

    While supervision is one important part of the job, a lot more goes into project management than just watching everyone ...
  3. Diversification and Startup Investing

    Startup investments, considered a subset of venture capital, are subject to the same principles of diversification and portfolio ...
  4. Profit and Cost Centers in the Wellness Industry

    Fitness, mind and body exercise and healthy eating are driving the wellness industry's growth in revenue, making wellness ...
  5. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  6. 5 Ways to Mess Up Estate Planning

    There are several ways to make an estate plan defective, most of which can be easily avoided by periodic plan reviews.
  7. How Going Green Can Cut Your Taxes

    Investors looking to improve their bottom line via green investing without risk should take advantage of these tax credits. ...
  8. Top Retirement Planning Tips for Same-Sex Couples

    Financial advisors who work with same-sex couples need to be aware of these key factors to provide effective advice.
  9. Those Who Retire Early Share These Traits

    Here's how people planning on retiring early prepare for what's ahead.
  10. Knowing When To Hold And When To Sell

    When deciding whether to sell or hold on to a stock, use the "partial sell" strategy as a way to minimize risks and ensure ...
  11. The Purpose Of a FMLA Form

    Parsing the different types of paperwork that accompany a leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act.
  12. Top Countries For Rich Retirees

    If your dream is to retire abroad and you've amassed a substantial nest egg, consider one of these luxurious options.
  13. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  14. Five Of The Largest Asset Bubbles In History

    The five bubbles discussed here were among the biggest in history; their lessons should be heeded.
  15. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
  16. How Interest Rates Work on Savings Accounts

    Here's what you need to know to grow your rainy-day fund.
  17. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  18. 5 Reasons The Cable TV Industry Is Dying

    The demise of cable TV has been written about for many years but cable continues to hang on. This article discussed why cable ...
  19. Do You Need Umbrella Insurance For Household Help?

    Homeowners insurance may not be enough – say, if your nanny sues for damages after an accident. That's where umbrella coverage ...
  20. The Ugly Side of Backing a Crowdfunding Campaign

    Some crowdfunding experiences aren't always clear cut.
  21. How To Short Amazon Stock

    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  22. How Smartphones Are Changing Advertising & Marketing

    Smartphones have connected us so much that the speed and relevance of ad and marketing campaigns have become increasingly ...
  23. These Broker-Dealers Offer the Highest Payouts

    For financial advisors shopping for a broker-dealer, it’s wise to examine their payouts and services.
  24. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  25. How KIA Motors Is Reinventing Itself

    How has Kia turned itself from an ultra-cheap low tier car brand to one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in just a ...
  26. Do You Need A Private Banker?

    They offer well-heeled clients unparalleled convenience, but could be prone to certain conflicts of interest.
  27. 8 Ways To Seriously Blow It With A Headhunter

    Job hunters, beware. These are the 8 things that blow your chances with headhunters. So pay attention to your behavior when ...
  28. 7 Things Your Real Estate Broker Wants You To Know

    Even if you don't want to hear them. Listen up, though, and selling your home will be all the more successful.
  29. Strategies To Buy The Perfect Vacation Home

    Ask yourself these six questions to make the right decision about a vacation property.
  30. 5 Amazing Technologies Developed By Amazon

    Learn about some of the new and innovative technologies Amazon has in its pipeline, such as its Dash Button, Amazon Prime ...
  31. When Will Google Get Its Mojo Back?

    Google stock could play catch-up in coming years.
  32. Can Retirement Damage Your Health?

    Experts say there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything, even retire.
  33. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  34. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  35. Who Invented Apps For Smart Phones?

    Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, ...
  36. Why Is It Easier To Find A Job While Employed?

    It's ironic that having a job helps you find a new one. Here's what you should and shouldn't do in your job search.
  37. Is Your Mortgage Robbing Your Retirement?

    If you picked the mortgage with the lowest possible monthly payment, you may be blowing what could be your retirement money ...
  38. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  39. The Homebuyer's Guide To Jumbo Mortgages

    What they are – and what it takes to get one.
  40. Do You Owe Taxes On Your 401(k) When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You ...
  41. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  42. 7 Ways To Make Executive Recruiters Notice You

    Yes, you can go after executive recruiters – but take a sophisticated approach. Here's how.
  43. The Story Behind Tesla's Success

    Tesla’s cars have been a hit not only car buyers, but also catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful ...
  44. How FlightCar Works

    Founded in 2012, FlightCar could be the answer to your airport parking woes.
  45. Jumbo Vs. Conventional Mortgages: How They Differ

    Size does matter – and it affects everything from down payments to interest deductions.
  46. The Job Hunter's Guide To Headhunters

    Corporations often turn to these outside consultants to fill their executive vacancies. Here's what you need to know about ...
  47. Will Downsizing Your Home Pay Off?

    A little math can help you determine whether downsizing your home is worth it. It involves subtracting the costs of such ...
  48. Cost Breakdown Of A Bathroom Remodeling Project

    When figuring out the size of your budget for your bathroom remodeling project, consider whether you'll hire a pro, and the ...
  49. Credit Cards Offering The Most Airline Miles

    Besides one mile for every dollar spent on purchases, you can rack up thousands more – up to 50,000 – thanks to these cards' ...
  50. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  51. The Risks of Investing in Art and Collectibles

    Investing in art and collectibles has the potential to lead to a big payday, but it's often a difficult road.
  52. Top Spots to Wine & Dine Clients in San Francisco

    From urban hangouts populated with techies to seafood grills dating back to the Gold Rush, here are San Francisco's best ...
  53. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  54. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  55. How To Budget Your Trip To Australia

    Australia is expensive to reach from almost everywhere, so plan carefully so you can do all the exploring you've dreamed ...
  56. Retire in Argentina with $200,000 of Savings

    Argentina is affordable, cosmopolitan and has a good healthcare system. But beware of its high rate of inflation, which will ...
  57. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  58. Is A Private Jet Always Better Than First Class?

    Here's a close look at the differences between taking first class on a commercial flight and chartering a private jet.
  59. Economic Bubble: Toil And Trouble!

    You might like the idea of profiting from a bubble, but you’d probably like to avoid suffering from its aftermath. Here is ...
  60. 4 Future Jobs In The Sci-Fi Future

    As long as the human race has problems, we'll continue developing new things and ideas to solve those problems.
  61. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  62. Private Jet? There’s An App For That

    Here's how to book a trip on a private jet with a few clicks of your smartphone.
  63. Short On Retirement Savings? Retire Abroad

    Life in the U.S. can cost too much when your savings are low and your only income is Social Security. Time to look at retiring ...
  64. How Risky Are Long-Term Car Loans?

    A look under the hood of long-term car loans.
  65. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  66. Why Cash Could Be Your Best Bet

    Holding too much cash in your portfolio is usually a bad thing, but these aren't usual times.
  67. Top Tips for Rebalancing 401(k) Assets

    Rebalancing 401(k) assets can seem daunting but shouldn't be ignored. Here's how to go about it.
  68. Profitable Careers: Biotech Vs. Computer Science

    You may want to rethink that biotechnology career and refocus your innate technical abilities on a career in computer science.
  69. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  70. How To Fill Out FMLA Forms

    Family Medical Leave Act paperwork may be onerous, but it can be key to getting that time off.
  71. How Are Stock Options Taxed & Reported?

    That depends on the type of stock option you have. A rundown of the tax treatment for statutory and nonstatutory, or non-qualified, ...
  72. Avoid The Most Common Medicare Fraud & Scams

    Since most Medicare scams require your cooperation, even if unwitting, here's how to stay alert and avoid them.
  73. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  74. How Obamacare Affected The Insurance Industry

    A look at the past five years shows that far from suffering at the expense of greater health benefits for average Americans, ...
  75. Why Being Poor Is So Expensive

    The less you earn, the more you're likely to spend for the everyday necessities of life.
  76. Technology Can Help With Student Loans

    Paying student loans can be a difficult time for young professionals and even in older age. But many new marketplace lending ...
  77. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  78. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  79. Is Amazon Prime Actually Profitable?

    Learn whether Amazon Prime is actually profitable, and how this depends on whether you take a short-term or long-term focus ...
  80. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  81. When Is College The Wrong Investment?

    Attending a very expensive college with the wrong degree could turn into a bad investment due to low salaries and high debt. ...
  82. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors ...
  83. 4 Things Landlords Aren't Allowed To Do

    Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, you need to know the rules.
  84. A Quick Guide To Landlord Insurance

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  85. No, Money Doesn't Grow On Trees

    It’s never too soon to start teaching children important life lessons about money. Here are six books that make it fun.
  86. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  87. How Did Mark Cuban Get Rich?

    From his first business to today, here’s how Mark Cuban got rich.
  88. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  89. Top Spots to Take Your Clients in Miami

    Miami's dining scene is diverse. Here's a list to help narrow down the appropriate places to take clients.
  90. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  91. $3M Question: Dream Wedding Or Dream Retirement?

    Wedding season is in full swing, though millennials may be putting off marriage more than previous generations, wedding budgets ...
  92. The 10 Most Expensive Cities For Expats

    Whether a job transfer, retirement or the desire to experience another culture is motivating you to move, you'll want to ...
  93. The Cheapest Times To Fly To Las Vegas

    Ways to tilt the odds in your favor. One hint: Hot weather, cool prices.
  94. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  95. Amazon Prime Now: A Strategy To Disrupt Retailers

    With Prime Now, Amazon tackles the on-demand economy and threatens to remove the instant gratification advantage of brick-and-mortar ...
  96. Sick Days: Protecting Your Job In A Health Crisis

    Know your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
  97. Retirement Balance Sheet: Debt Owed To Yourself

    Thinking of retirement as a debt, where does your retirement sit on your balance sheet? For it's not a debt you owe the bank, ...
  98. The Cheapest Times To Fly To Australia

    The time you go and how you book are the keys.
  99. Deducting Interest on Your Second Mortgage

    It's a little tricky, but the effort can save you thousands.
  100. 10 Ways to Loosen Up Your Cash Flow

    Cash flow is king. Here are a few ways to fatten it up.
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